Crime Prevention

The Guilford Police Department Crime Prevention Unit offers a number of free services to town residents and business owners. The crime prevention unit is committed to the concept of citizens and police working together to reduce the opportunities for crimes to be committed. The Guilford Police Department believes in maintaining a strong relationship with residents and in the theory of community policing based on a team approach.


Members of the crime prevention unit are available to educate and assist residents and business owners in all areas of crime prevention and security measures that will decrease the chances of being the victim of a crime. The crime prevention unit is also available to familiarize residents with current crime trends and educate them on what steps can be taken to reduce the occurrence of these crimes.


Any resident or business owner wishing to take advantage of any crime prevention programs, or who may have questions regarding these crime prevention topics, can contact Sergeant Martina Jakober at 203-453-8061 or by Email. ( If you send an e-mail for Crime Prevention info, please be sure to put “ATTENTION SGT. JAKOBER” in the subject line and in the body of the message )



Contacting an Officer for a Speaking Engagement

Crime prevention officers are available to speak with community, civic or neighborhood groups on any crime prevention topic desired. If you would like to schedule a speaking engagement for one of our officers, call the Guilford Police Department at 203-453-8061.


Neighborhood Watch

The crime prevention unit will assist with educating residents interested in implementing this program in their neighborhood. The residents of these communities become the eyes and the ears for the police and immediately report suspicious people or vehicles to the police, facilitating a quicker response.

If you are interested in beginning a neighborhood watch in your community, call Sgt. Martina Jakober at 203-453-8061 to set up an appointment with you community group.


Security Surveys

A trained crime prevention officer will inspect and evaluate your residence or business and recommend security improvements to make you a less attractive target. The survey will focus on, but not be limited to:

  • Building structure
  • Landscape
  • Lighting
  • Hardware
  • Alarms
  • Doors & Windows
  • Any other necessary measures

Crime Prevention Tips for the Home

  • Leave lights on (motion lights for exterior and interior timer lights)
  • Complete a house check when leaving for long periods
  • Have someone check the mail if you are away
  • Lock your vehicle doors, remove valuables and take your key or key fob from the vehicle
  • Lock your home doors and utilize cameras and alarms for additional security
  • Utilize window locks and alarm bars for basement windows and other easily accessible windows
  • If you see or hear something suspicious, report it.

Crime Prevention Tips for Your Business

  • Alarms
  • Business Registration with the Guilford Police Department
  • Credit card and check fraud avoidance
  • Recommendations for making your building saferĀ for you and your clients
  • Shoplifting


Anti-Terrorism Hot Line


If you see something suspicious… Say something!
Call the Anti-Terrorism hot line.

Go to the Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (DEMHS) For more information on Homeland Security and Emergency Perparedness click the link above. For a printable guide to Emergency Preparedness click below.

Emergency Preparedness PDF

Emergency Preparation Guide





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