Police working with The Estates on improving safety

On May 15, representatives of the Woodburn Police Department attended the coffee hour at Senior Estates to present information related to crime prevention in the area. The WPD has been working with the management of The Estates Golf & Country Club to provide guidance on how they can work toward reducing crime and reduce the presence of non-residents who may be trespassing on their property.

Officers conducted a short presentation on the importance of Neighborhood Watch groups and the role every citizen plays in getting to know their neighbors and reporting suspicious and criminal activity to the police department.  Police also talked about and provided informational pamphlets on how to safeguard their homes from criminals. By working together to safeguard their homes and community residents of The Estates can help prevent criminal activity and drive the criminals out of their neighborhood. 

Here are some tips:

1. Residents are encouraged to keep all doors locked while away or at night.

2. Keep lights on. Criminals frequently work in the dark, so turning on front and rear exterior lights so neighbors can see and report suspicious people walking around when and where they shouldn’t be.  Most lights kept on at night do not require a lot of energy usage.

3. Most importantly call 911 to report any emergencies that involve immediate danger to life or active property damage. For non-emergency issues, like suspicious people, unlicensed solicitors, etc., call the business line at 503-982-2345.

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