Deputy Chief of Police Thomas E. Meloni, Ph.D., 630-260-4862
Summer Crime Prevention Tips
WHEATON, Ill. – The following crime prevention tips are recommended by the Police Department:
Bike Safety Tips
- Obey the rules of the road.
- Always wear a helmet.
- Wear bright-colored or reflective clothing while riding.
- Always ride with traffic – never against it.
- Parents should be aware of where their children are riding to.
- Always keep bicycles locked up.
- When leaving town on vacation, stop by the Police Department, 900 W. Liberty Drive, or visit our website www.wheaton.il.us to fill out a vacation house watch. We will keep an eye on your home.
- Have someone pick up your mail and newspapers.
- Leave a lamp on a timer.
- Always lock your home, garage or office.
- Do not leave valuables in your car.
- If you must leave items in your car, put the items in the trunk.
- When driving, always lock your doors.
- When transporting small children, use rear door child safety locks. (Your owner’s manual will give you the specifics.)
- Always let loved ones know where you’re going and how to reach you. It could be as simple as a note on the refrigerator, or leaving a message on the answering machine.
Have a safe summer. It is our honor to “Protect and to Serve” you.