In an effort to reduce vehicle burglaries in our city, the Sanford Police Department is conducting Vehicle Assessments to educate our residents and spread awareness about how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a burglary.
Officer are checking vehicles to determine whether the vehicle is locked, and free of valuables in plain sight. Criminals are opportunists and always looking for an easy target. A locked vehicle, and a vehicle with nothing in sight to tempt a criminal, is less likely to be burglarized.
- Check the Vehicle Assessment Survey completed on your vehicle.
- Look for the ‘Codes for Results’.
- See how you did!
1010- Congratulations! Your vehicle is locked and there are no valuables in sight! Way to #KeepItSafeSanford
1011 – Your vehicle is locked, but there are valuables in plain sight. Take anything of value with you, and hide anything that may tempt criminal.
1012- Your vehicle is unlocked. There are no valuables in plain sight. Great job taking your valuables with you, but a criminal may still enter your unlocked car and rummage through it. Be sure to lock it up!
1013- Your vehicle is unlocked AND there are valuables in plain sight. Your vehicle is a jackpot for an opportunistic criminal. Lock it up and take your valuables with you.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SanfordPolice. We will post nightly reminders to check your car and make sure it is secured with no valuable in it, every night at 9:00 pm. Participate in the #9PMRoutine with us.