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Safeguard Yourself from Being a Victim

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On June 1, 2020

These are trying times with much to be aware of and concerned about regionally.  In the midst of the Stay-at-Home Executive Orders, Police Chief Colditz shared on Facebook and the Village website a reminder to residents to be extra wary of visitors in and around our community as, during times of economic difficulty, there can be increases in crimes of opportunity. At that time, he was not anticipating the level of civil unrest in the urban areas around us.  The original post is reposted below. 

Our Police Department is aware of internet threats and positions being promoted across social media.  We remind our residents to be diligent and not to hesitate to call 911 or Police Dispatch (847-428-8784) to report any suspicious activity.  Our neighbors are our best first-line defenders when they alert the Police Department to suspicious persons and activities.

We have an excellent award-winning police force. However, keeping your property well lit, making sure your alarms are working, locking all doors and windows, and having your animals out, for example, dogs, are all great ways to deter possible crimes.  In addition, be sure to lock your automobiles and remove any valuables.


Police Chief Joseph Colditz shares advice on how to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim during times of uncertainty.