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Town of Ridgeland, SC
Police Department

One Town Square
P.O. Box 1719
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Emergency:
911

Office Phone:
(843) 726-7530

After Hours Phone:
(843) 726-7519


 
Our Mission:

The mission of the Ridgeland Police Department is to work in a true partnership with the citizens of Ridgeland to enhance the quality of life in our Town by raising the level of public safety through law enforcement to reduce the fear and incidence of crime.


In accomplishing these goals: Service will be our commitment, honor and integrity, our mandate.





May Topic: 

 

SUMMER CRIME PREVENTION

 

Theft is a crime of opportunity. During the summer months would-be thieves are on the look-out for items which can be easily taken in a matter of seconds. Unlocked doors, open windows, and open garage doors all provide a temptation to steal valuables such as bikes, packages, cell phones, purses, etc. left in plain view. Blooming trees and overgrown shrubs can provide would-be burglars with places to hide even in broad daylight.

 

 

Here are a few tips to make your summer a safe one:

 

 Install lighting, such as motion lights or dusk to dawn detector lights, on your home’s exterior.

 

 Trim shrubbery around your home to eliminate hiding places.

 

 Your address should be clearly visible from the street for emergency and identification purposes.

 

 Close and lock your garage door when you are not nearby. Place valuables stored in the garage in a locking device not visible from the street when the garage door is open.

 

 Do not leave bikes unattended. Lock your bikes, even if you are going to be away for only a few moments.

 

 If you sleep on the second floor of your home, keep all first floor doors and windows closed and locked.

 

 Be aware of your surroundings and those around you when you walk, jog, or bike.

 

 Stop all deliveries of mail and newspapers when on vacation.

 

 Don’t discuss your vacation plans when you are out at the grocery store, gym, etc. as you never know who might be listening.

 

 Use timers to light your home inside and outside.

 

 Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up flyers or other publications that might be left while you are away. Don’t make it easy for a burglar to make you a victim.

 

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Ridgeland Police Department, One Town Square, PO Box 1719, Ridgeland, SC 29936 | Phone (843) 726-7530

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