The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in the Continental United States


Community Awareness

  Important Links:
Public Safety

1. Dont cross the street without looking

2. Dont talk to strangers

3. Always use your seat belts

How to Safeguard Your Home:
Public Safety

  • Make your home look lived in
  • Don't tell everyone
  • Turn down ringer on the phone
  • Engrave valuables

Vacation Time:
Public Safety

  • Have a neighbor pick up your mail
  • Leave lights on automatic

Riding the Bus or Trolley:
Public Safety

  • During non-peak hours,sit as close to the operator as possible
  • If you are going to be out late, be sure you have cab fare

How to Safegaurd Your Home:
Public Safety

  • Do not list your first name in the telephone book, Instead use initials
  • Make sure your answering machine message does not indicate that you are alone
  • Have deadbolts installed on all doors. Keep doors and windows locked
  • Install a peep-hole on your door and look before opening the door
  • Never open the door to strangers
  • Keep blinds or drapes closed at night to discourage "Peeping Toms."
  • Do not hang lingerie outdoors

Avoiding Stolen Vehicles and Parts:
Auto Theft - Stolen Vehicles and Parts

  • When purchasing vehicles and vehicle parts the buyer must beware!
  • If something seems to good to be true -- it usually is. A super, great deal may just turn out to be a very bad deal.
  • Always buy a vehicle or vehicle parts from a dealer licensed to sell those items.
  • When purchasing a vehicle always check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate on the dashboard with the federal sticker or plate at the driver's side door post. Then compare that number with the number on the title. Those numbers must match. If there is no title to the vehicle, then do not purchase it.
  • Always verify the ownership information with the seller's name on the driver's license.
  • And, complete the transfer of the title of the vehicle at the Auto Tag Agency.

Senior Citizens' Crime Education:
Senior Citizens and Crime
Crime is a frightening problem, especially for senior citizens. You may be worried about: burglary, fraud, muggings, purse snatchings. But as a senior citizen, you don't have to feel helpless! You can learn how to reduce your chances of becoming a crime victim.

You don't necessarily need:

  • physical strength
  • agility
  • speed
  • expensive security devices.

You do need to be:

  • alert
  • cautious
  • self-confident

While at home, consider these tips:

  • Keep doors locked.
  • Install and use a peephole.
  • Consider a pet.
  • Protect valuables by keeping money in a bank, having your Social Security or pension check deposited directly into your account, etc...
  • Beware of phone scams.
  • Find out about alarm systems.
  • Organize a buddy system.

When you go out:

  • Secure your home.
  • Secure your wallet.
  • Plan your route.
  • Take care with your purse.
  • Go with a friend.

For further information, please contact your local Neighborhood Resource Officers who can provide further assistance to any questions or concerns you might have. They are also available to conduct crime prevention presentations.

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1604 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 
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  • Business: (305) 809-1058
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  • 8am - 5pm
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