Protect Your Home
If someone breaks into your home, garage or outbuilding, it is called a "burglary." Approximately 642 residential burglaries occurred in the City of Eugene in 2019. The EPD Community Engagement Team 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 Community Engagement Specialist will come to your home and offer suggestions to improve security. EPD’s Community Engagement Specialists are assigned by areas or "beats" of the city. Please contact the Community Engagement Specialist assigned to your "beat" to request this service. My "Beat" - My Community Engagement Specialist
Home Security Information
The 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 Community Engagement Team 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 Community Engagement Specialist assigned to your area or "beat" to request this service. My "Beat" - My Community Engagement Specialist
If the group is NOT area-based, (workplace, church, club, etc.), please contact the Community Engagement Team at: Community Engagement Team
You may also visit our Talks and Tours page for more information.
Home Vacation Check Program
The Home Vacation Check Program is a service offered by the Eugene Police Department, to help you better protect your home while on vacation. Seniors on Patrol, trained volunteers from the Eugene Police Department, will perform a thorough inspection of your property while you are away on vacation. If you would like to participate in this program, please follow this link for more information: https://www.eugene-or.gov/1969/Home-Vacation-Check.
If you are the victim of a burglary, it is very important that you can provide a detailed description (including serial numbers when at all possible) 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 and keeping that information in a secure location for future reference.
Our City is built on the strength of our citizens. Every day, citizens encounter situations calling upon them to be the "eyes and ears" of law enforcement. Not only does Neighborhood Watch allow citizens to help address 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.
Follow this link for detailed information related to Neighborhood Watch (including a phone list template on the last page of the document) and other subjects in the City of Eugene: Neighborhood Watch Packet
For tips related to starting a Neighborhood Watch group, please contact the Community Engagement Specialist assigned to your area or "beat": My "Beat" - My Community Engagement Specialist