CMPD shares common-sense safety tips on National Night Out

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At least ten police officers dropped by our neighborhood’s National Night Out event last Tuesday at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary. They thanked us for hosting the event and noted that crime in Huntingtowne Farms is low compared with other nearby neighborhoods.

Several elected officials and candidates for local offices also attended: County Commissioner (and HF resident) Matthew Ridenhour; City Council Representative (and candidate for mayor) Kenny Smith; Tariq Scott Bokhari, candidate for city council (District 6); John Powell, candidate for city council (at-large); and Jeremy Stephenson, candidate for school board (District 5).

Police officers encouraged HF residents to practice smart and safe homeownership. Put lights on timers when you’re away from home, keep car doors locked, and don’t leave anything, ESPECIALLY valuables such as keys, computers, GPS devices, and guns, in your car.

Did you know that CMPD will come to your home and do a free security audit? They’ll point out characteristics and habits that make your house vulnerable to a break-in and tell you how to correct them. For more information, email watch@huntingtownefarms.com.

In other neighborhood safety news, stay tuned for a joint crime-watch venture between Huntingtowne Farms and Spring Valley.