Protect Your Vehicle

Area: Zone 1

Date: 7/15/2011



Follow these crime prevention tips:


ü Never leave your vehicle unattended with keys in the ignition.


ü Lock your doors and keep the windows closed, even when parked in front of your home.


ü Park in and well-lit areas. (If there are dark areas where you have to park install additional lighting or speak to the manager about additional lighting.)


ü Do not leave valuables –GPS, GPS holder, cell phone, lap tops, brief cases or anything of value in plain view.


ü Equip your vehicle with an alarm or other anti-theft device.


ü Never leave your vehicle registration or other personal documents in the vehicle.


ü Report auto theft immediately. Provide local authorities with the make/Model/license plate and Vehicle ID number.


ü Close your windows completely.


ü Consider adding a visible or audible anti-theft device to your vehicle.(Audible Alarm system, Steering column collars, Wheel locks, etc.)


ü Install or utilize a vehicle immobilizer system. (Smart keys with computer


ü Chips, fuse cut-offs, kill switches, starter, ignition and fuel disablers).


Remember, “Auto theft is driven by money and greed. It’s a dangerous business that victimizes everyone.”

If you see a car theft in progress – Call 911


Courtesy of the Atlanta Police Department – COPS/Crime Prevention Unit

Information Source: National Crime Prevention Council and National Insurance Crime Bureau


Major T. Quiller

Atlanta Police Dept

Zone One Commander