Criminals probably won’t be inclined to follow the shelter-in-place guidelines set forth by the City of Dallas from 3/24/20 – 4/4/20. The following tips can help keep our neighborhood safe, especially during the next few weeks as you are around the house!
- Keep garage doors closed – this can be a little daunting, especially if you’re working outside or your children are out playing. Just remember that individuals looking to steal love to cruise down alleyways to see what’s easily accessible.
- Stay alert while walking – many of us are outside right now, getting some much needed fresh air! Let your walk/jog be even more beneficial by staying aware and reporting any suspicious activity to 911. Remember to walk down alleyways and side streets too – staying vigilant deters crime and helps the police to catch suspects faster!
- Keep 6ft away from neighbors – Obviously this is just during the next few weeks as we try to flatten the curve. Keep in mind that seniors and those with compromised immune systems also need to get out and walk. If you see someone coming your way, move 6ft + away from them. Hopefully they will understand and not take offense!
- Get or give assistance – Sign-up online at www.Estateswest.org if you are homebound and need assistance or if you would like to volunteer to help those in need during this time. If you know a neighbor not online who may need support, please call them or drop a note in their mailbox to see if there is anything they need.