Lake Forest Park Police: Home Safety Bulletin

Monday, June 24, 2013

From Lake Forest Park Police

Now that summer is here and kids are out of school, the Lake Forest Park Police want to remind parents of some home safety tips for their children. Burglars and thieves will attempt to contact the occupants of a home during the day by knocking on the door.

In an incident just this week, a woman knocked on the front door and the child, who was home alone, answered the door. The woman talked her way inside to use the restroom. No crime took place this time; however there have been situations where thieves have stolen items once inside the house.

We recommend that you instruct your children to not answer the door if a stranger knocks. Your child should already have a phone in hand in the event that the stranger attempts entry into the house or walks into the back yard. If this happens, your child should seek a safe place to hide in the house and call 911 right away. Officers will respond and contact the subject.

The Lake Forest Park Police supports safe neighborhoods for all residents; we attempt to patrol neighborhoods and parks every day as a visual deterrent. Additionally, Crime Watch Volunteers go out every day as a part of our Vacation House Check program. For more information regarding this program, please go to the City’s website.


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