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City of Carbondale
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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
Fax (618) 457-3204



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Residential Burglary Prevention Strategies

The Carbondale Police Department offers a House Watch Program designed to be an extra security measure to help reduce a potential burglary while you are away. In addition, the department also offers a Home Security Survey which provides recommendations to reduce the potential for burglaries. 

Both of these programs are available to Carbondale residents at no charge.

For more information, contact:

Sgt. Amber Ronketto
501 S. Washington Street
Carbondale, Illinois
(618) 457-3200, ext. 465


Burglary Prevention Tips While Away

  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked and are functioning properly
  • Use timers for your lights, television or radio to give the impression that someone is home
  • Put a hold on your mail and newspapers or have someone collect them for you while you are away
  • Make arrangements to have your lawn cut or driveway and sidewalk cleared of snow
  • Have someone you trust check your residence
  • Consider removing electronic equipment (computers, digital cameras, video game systems, etc.) from your residence

Burglary Prevention Tips While at Home

  • Keep doors and windows locked, even if you are at home, will only be gone a short time or are “just going next door”
  • Make sure all locks are functioning properly
  • Never allow someone you don’t know into your residence
  • If someone comes to your door needing assistance, offer to call the police while they wait outside
  • Place valuables out of sight
  • Keep a list of your valuables using the Property Inventory Form
  • Be alert to persons going from house-to-house, looking in windows or knocking on doors
  • Keep all entrances to your residence well lit and maintain landscaping to prevent hiding places
  • Beware of burglars posing as solicitors
  • Don’t advertise recently purchased items or gifts received. Put the boxes in your recycling bin or trash container

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