The Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) recently held a community awareness seminar for Rossmoor residents regarding residential and vehicular burglaries in that community.
While the crime rate within the community of Rossmoor remains quite low, residents are working cooperatively with the OCSD to maintain that low level and the quality of life that they expect.
Rossmoor residents — and those living elsewhere in Orange County — are urged to be observant, know their neighbors and their habits and immediately report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to local law enforcement.
Sheriff’s Investigator Purser emphasized that the single most effective action to take was simply locking doors on your house or your vehicle.
The information below was taken from a flier passed out at that seminar.
Use this as a guide as you check your home for safety measures. Boxes marked “no” indicate areas where you could take action to improve your home’s security. These are just some of the steps you can take to decrease the likelihood that you or your home is targeted.
|All doors are locked at night and every time we leave the house — even if it’s just for a few minutes.|
|Doors are solid hardwood or metal-clad.|
|Doors feature wide-angle peepholes at heights everyone can use.|
|If there are glass panels in or near our doors, they are reinforced in some way so that they cannot be shattered.|
|All entryways have a workeing, keyed entry lock and sturdy deadbolt lock installed into the frame of the door.|
|Spare keys are kept with a trusted neighbor, not under a dooormat or planter, on a ledge, or in the mailbox.|