Protect Your Home
Protecting Your Home
If someone breaks into your home, garage or outbuilding, it is called a “burglary.” Approximately 804 residential burglaries occurred in the City of Eugene in 2015. The EPD Crime Prevention Unit offers several services to help you protect your home from being burglarized.
Home Security Inspections
The Eugene Police Department offers free "Home Security Inspections" to Eugene residents. During the inspection, a Crime Prevention Specialist will come to your home and offer suggestions to improve security. EPD's Crime Prevention Specialists are assigned by areas or "beats" of the city. Please contact the Crime Prevention Specialist assigned to your "beat" to request this service. My "Beat" - My Crime Prevention Specialist
Home Security InformationThe Eugene Police Department created two videos to help you learn how to protect your home.
Do you want to leave your windows or doors open for ventilation? Consider this...Windows & Doors
Group Presentations / Private Consultations
The Crime Prevention Unit can provide group presentations or answer individual questions regarding burglary prevention. If the group is area-based, (neighborhood, apartment complex, mobile home park, etc.), please contact the Crime Prevention Specialist assigned to your area or "beat" to request this service. My "Beat" - My Crime Prevention Specialist
If the group is NOT area-based, (workplace, church, club, etc.), please contact Program Manager Debbie Janecek, email or call 541-682-2746.
You may also visit our Talks, Tours and Ride Alongs page for more information.
Home Vacation Check Program
Seniors on Patrol, a uniformed EPD volunteer group, will provide additional patrol around your home while you are gone on vacation. For more information and to sign-up, visit....Home Vacation Check Program.
If you are the victim of a burglary, it is very important that you are able to provide a detailed description of your property. If your property is recovered, the likelihood of the property being returned to you is significantly increased if detailed information is in the report. Property inventories can be as simple as listing the items and descriptions on a piece of paper, but if you would prefer, EPD offers a form you can use to assist you. Property Inventory Form
For those who would appreciate more assistance in recording this information, our Seniors on Patrol volunteer team will come to your home and assist you with the process. To apply For additional information about this program, contact Program Manager Debbie Janecek at 541-682-2746 or email.
Our City is built on the strength of our citizens. Everyday, citizens encounter situations calling upon them to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Not only does Neighborhood Watch (or Apartment Watch) allow citizens to help in the fight against crime, it is also an opportunity for communities to bond through service. The Neighborhood Watch Program draws upon the compassion of average citizens, asking them to lend their neighbors a hand.
Here is additional information and helpful forms related to Neighborhood Watch.
Neighborhood Watch Overview
Neighborhood Watch Packet
Neighborhood Watch Forms
Neighborhood Watch Invitation
Neighborhood Watch Member List
Neighborhood Watch Phone Tree
For information about Neighborhood Watch, please contact the Crime Prevention Specialist assigned to your area or "beat". My "Beat" - My Crime Prevention Specialist