Crime Prevention Tips
We need your help. In the past, police officers responded to crimes after they had already been committed. Now we want your help in preventing crimes before they occur. We need everyone in our community to take an active role in learning how to stop a crime before it happens. By clicking on one of the links below, you will find ways to help protect your home, your car and you. We have also included ideas on how to avoid certain situations and what to do if you become a victim of a crime. With our new mission, and the help of the community, we hope to lower the crime rate in our city.
Several crimes in our community involve thefts from automobiles. Automobiles involve target opportunities for criminals as vehicles are relatively easy to get into by even the most inexperienced criminal.
See tips for staying safe on the bicycle.
Burglary involves someone unlawfully entering a building or residence and committing a crime, most often theft. Burglarizing a home can lead to a 5, 10 or even a 20 year prison sentence. Burglars often commit crimes to support an illegal drug habit, so their motivation may be more than monetary gain.
Being a victim of a crime can be a traumatic experience. This is why the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) is committed to reducing crime, preventing crime and enhancing the quality of life for those in our community.