Crime Prevention

Crime prevention has been defined as “the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.” Crime prevention means using your instinct, commons sense and action to reduce a criminal’s opportunity. The Hutchins Police department provides proactive crime prevention programs and safety services to assist in reducing risks of becoming a victim of crime.

Crime prevention is recognizing that a crime risk exists and taking some corrective action to eliminate or reduce that risk. Crime prevention means risk reduction. A close working relationship among the crime prevention unit, management, patrol and investigations units, and the community is essential to eliminating crime risk. Reporting suspicious persons and/or activities, locking your vehicles, securing your homes doors and windows, installing an alarm system, are all proactive ways to protect personal property. 

If you are interested in learning more about crime risk, please contact Lieutenant Puckett for more information.

Explore the links below to learn more about the crime prevention services we offer.