The following summer safety tips come from Officer Jeff Morgan, the Cary Police Department Community Services Coordinator:

As temperatures remain high and school has let out for the summer, it is a good time to remind everyone of a few tips to help prevent the seasonal increase in criminal activity in your neighborhood.

1.  We encourage YOU to call the Police Department anytime you see someone sitting in a car in your neighborhood that you don’t recognize and appears to be there for no apparent reason. We would call this a “Suspicious Vehicle.” It would also be appropriate to call us if you were to see one of these Suspicious Vehicles in a neighbor’s driveway, particularly if you know your neighbor is out of town or at work. Most of the tips that help us solve cases come from observant neighbors who see something out of the ordinary and call us.


3.  If you call us, here is what our dispatcher will want to know from you.

4. Solicitors

5. Should you answer the door if you are home alone?

6. Lock your doors and set your alarm

Here’s a list of tips for you and your children in case they are home by themselves:

As a final thought, there are many ways to enhance the security of your door locks and windows. We are more than happy to come out to your home to do an individual safety assessment for you, free of charge. Our intention is to find low cost ways to enhance what you already have in place. Please contact me at my email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your free appointment. We can also conduct a safety class with many of the same tips and advice in a group setting like a HOA, Community Watch, or church meeting.

Officer Jeff Morgan
Cary Police Department Community Services Coordinator
120 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC 27513
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