Messages about safety from OKC PD

Secure Your Bicycle

The Oklahoma City Police Department recovers hundreds of bicycles each year.  Few are ever returned to the rightful owner.  The biggest problem is very few people write down the serial number of the bicycle.  The serial number can usually be found on the bottom bracket, where the crankset/pedals are located.  If your bicycle is stolen, give this information, along with the Make and Model, to the Police, who will enter your bike’s serial number into the stolen property database. 

Of course, the best scenario is to not have your bicycle stolen.  Bring it inside or have a good lock.  U-Locks, provide great protection.  By utilizing the “triangle” method, you secure the bike’s rear frame, rear wheel, and the bike rack/pole.  Adding a cable lock allows you to secure the front wheel and frame and connect to the U-lock.  If you have to leave it outside, secure it in a well-lit area and if possible, in view of a CCTV camera in the area. 

Having a picture of your bike is also helpful.  There are apps and websites, like bikeindex.org where you can register your bicycle’s information.  And remember, always report any property stolen to your local police department. 

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Master Sergeant L. Dean Wyatt 

Police Community Relations Officer 

Oklahoma City Police Department, Southwest Division 

larry.wyatt@okc.gov  

Tips on Parking Lot Safety

  • Beware of your surroundings
  • Keep doors locked at all times
  • DO NOT leave valuables in Vehicle this includes change, cell phones, or even gym bags
  • Be alert and avoid distractions going and coming into store
  • When going out to vehicle pay attention and look inside and around vehicle
  • If you cannot remember where you parked go back inside and ask for clerk too help you
  • Lock doors once inside your vehicle and drive away immediately
  • If you think someone is following you call 911 Immediately DO NOT drive to your house

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Sheryl Presley

Triad Coordinator

Oklahoma City Police Department

Email: sheryl.presley@okc.gov

Neighborhood Watch Patrol Training

Hello Neighbors,

The OKC police are starting the Neighborhood watch training program again. If you are interested in becoming a patroller, please let us know at harvesthillssouth@gmail.com. You can register by the link below and we will meet you there on Thursday, 9/30 to go over the Harvest Hills South program.

If you can spare anytime once a week, every two weeks or even once a month, you can help! We have patrollers who patrol mornings, during the day and in the evenings. If you need a patrol buddy, we can provide that too.

We can really use your help. The current patrollers have been doing it for over 3 years.

Please make sure we have your contact information in case the patrollers see something while they are out so they can contact you. Several people leave garage doors open at night.  Your information is NOT shared outside of the patrollers.  Please consider joining and being a part.

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Hey Neighbor!

Did you know that you can keep your neighborhood safe from the comfort of your car??? Read on to learn more about Neighborhood Watch Patrol!

Neighborhood Watch Patrol is about neighbors partnering with the police to become trained observers and reporters in their neighborhood.

Join OKC Police Departments’ Sgt Bob Skalla and Sgt Michael Loruse, along with the Neighborhood Alliance team, to learn more about the Neighborhood Crime Watch and Neighborhood Watch Patrol programs for your neighborhood. 

This training will be offered from 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday, September 30th in North Oklahoma City and on Tuesday, November 2nd in South Oklahoma City. 

NORTH OKC-Register Now for September 30th!

SOUTH OKCRegister Now for November 2nd!