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Emergency Information

If you have an emergency, call 911 or 362-5111.


If you do not have an emergency but would like an officer response you can call 362-5115. Or you can view our contact page here

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City of Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Police Department
 

Vehicle Burglary - A Crime of Opportunity

Vehicle Burglary is most often a crime of opportunity. Our own carelessness is often causing our vehicles to be broken into as well as stolen; however, you can minimize your chances of being a victim by taking away the opportunity.

Here are some tips to remember:

  • LOCK your vehicle and take the keys
  • PARK carefully in well lighted areas
  • USE anti-theft devices
  • CLEAN it out; do not leave anything in it
  • REMOVE the garage door opener
  • UTILIZE your garage to park in, if possible
  • MARK it; use an engraver to mark property
  • REPORT suspicious activity or persons to the Police Department at 362-5115,
    or for crimes in progress dial 9-1-1.

Lock up:

  • An unlocked car is an open invitation to a car thief. Lock up when you leave your car, and take the keys with you.
  • Lock the trunk or tailgate.
  • Close all windows – professional thieves have tools that unlock cars through the smallest openings.
  • Be sure vent or wind-wing windows are shut tight and locked.
  • Lock your car even if you are making a quick stop at the gas station, convenience store or mini-mall.
  • At night, park in well-lit areas with lots of people around when out running errands.
  • Turn wheels sharply toward the curb when parking, this makes it extra difficult for thieves to tow your car.

Items to avoid leaving in your vehicle and/or view:

  • Cellular phones and chargers
  • Pagers
  • CD’s
  • Purses / Briefcases
  • Wallets
  • Back packs
  • Clothing
  • Laptops / Cameras
  • Sports equipment / Tools
  • Removable stereos including the removable face plates