Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce that risk.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is simply a program of neighbors watching out for each other during the workday, evenings, vacations, or any other absence. The purpose is to create an alert neighborhood by using simple crime prevention methods. The program works through the mutual aid of neighbors watching the property of other neighbors. More...

Crime Free Multi-Housing

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is an international program which partners property owners, residents, and law enforcement personnel in an effort to eliminate crime in multi-housing properties. The program began in 1992 in Mesa, Arizona and has spread to 46 states, 3 Canadian provinces, and over 700 cities. The Tucson Police Department has been a member of this most worthwhile program for several years now. More...

Crime Prevention Tips

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Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.)

Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) is an annual event held by police agencies statewide in collaboration with Neighborhood Associations to meet and discuss crime prevention and to further reinforce our enduring partnership in combatting criminal activity in our community.

G.A.I.N. events regularly occur in mid-October. If your Neighborhood Association is interested in hosting a G.A.I.N. event, please contact your Patrol Division for more information.

Reuniting with your Property

Way too often property is turned into a law enforcement agency, but cannot be returned as a result of poor documentation on the part of the owner.   Unless you can provide proof of ownership, your valuables may end up auctioned or worse, in a landfill.  

To assist law enforcement with reuniting you with your property & heirlooms:

  • document serial numbers and keep a copy somewhere other than on an electronic device that could be lost or stolen
  • apply unique identifying markings to objects
  • photograph valuables
  • maintain purchase receipts
  • report your stolen property & obtain a police case report number
  • Consider registering with

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