Southlake Police Increase Mail Patrol Safety
May 09, 2014 08:37AM
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Last month, Southlake police warned homeowners about a mail thief, stating someone is going around and stealing mail.
Some of the mail was found on a street in nearby North Richland Hills. As a result, police are taking action and stepping up enforcement, according to CBS DFW.
Officers recommend that homeowners leaving town should fill out a “vacation house watch” form or ask police to keep an eye on their homes while they are gone.
Southlake’s Criminal Investigative Division immediately began gathering information and leads as soon as the first theft took place. Detectives are continuing to work each case and gather new information and leads to help identify the individuals responsible, according to mysouthlakenews.com.
Police are explaining to residents that it is standard practice for officers to patrol area neighborhoods and shopping centers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In March alone, officers made routine patrols of 77 homes where residents signed up to be apart of the “house watch” program.
Southlake police officers also conducted 1,627 patrols in neighborhoods; made 132 community policing contracts and 2,007 security checks of local businesses.
“The Southlake Police Department is committed to our community policing strategy,” said Assistant Chief James Brandon. “That mission drives our efforts to prevent crime in the City and provide the highest standards of safety and security for our citizens.”
Residents are encouraged to retrieve their mail at every opportunity, limiting the time mail is left in your mailbox. If you are going to be out of town be sure to arrange to have someone collect it for you and keep it in a safe place until your return.The Southlake Police Department would like to encourage residents to become familiar with the Sergeant responsible for policing efforts in your neighborhood and please report any suspicious activity to the numbers listed for your District Sergeant or call SLPD at (817) 743-4522.