City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-661-7800
Fax: 530-662-5377




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Contact : Brett Hancock    530-661-7817

The Woodland Police Department has been responding to a large number of vehicle and residential burglaries over the past few months. The following are tips to help prevent these crimes from occurring. In addition to these tips it is important for citizens to report suspicious activities they observe in their neighborhoods to the police.

Prevention tips for the home

  • Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in
  • Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock your doors
  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day
  • Keep your garage door closed and locked
  • Don't allow daily deliveries of mail, newspapers or flyers build up while you are away. Arrange with the Post Office to hold your mail, or arrange for a friend or neighbor to take them regularly
  • Arrange for your lawn to be mowed if you are going away for an extended time
  • Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices as necessary

Prevention tips for the vehicle

Theft from vehicles is one of the most easily prevented crimes. Do not leave valuables in plain view in your car, no matter where you park. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to smash your window and grab whatever is visible

· Take all valuables with you or place them in your trunk if possible, before reaching your destination.

· Lock your car and park in a well-lit parking lot

· Report any suspicious activity that you see in parking lots or your neighborhood

Again, the MOST important thing YOU can do is CALL THE POLICE to report a CRIME or any SUSPICIOUS activity at (530)666-2411. You have to be the eyes of your neighborhood. And remember you can always remain anonymous.