A Message From Your Police Department.
- Police Chief Sergio Velazquez’ goal is to make The City of Hialeah a better and safer community.
We need everyone’s help to keep our community safe.
- Effective Crime Prevention does not happen alone, it is a partnership between the police and the community. Ultimately, no one knows your street or neighborhood better than you do. If something feels out of place or if you see something unusual, immediately notify the police. We each share a responsibility for keeping a watchful eye, as we are reminded of the following basic crime prevention tips:
Suspicious Activity / Persons
If any suspicious activity is seen in the parking lot of any shopping plazas, gyms, or residential communities, call 911 immediately. Do not get involved.
- Persons parked in the parking lot and not exiting their vehicle for a period of time
- Vehicle changing parking spaces in the parking lot several times
- Persons walking in between vehicles peering through the windows
- Persons leaning up against a vehicle and not entering
- Pay special attention to the physical characteristics of the possible suspect such as race, age, weight, height, and clothing in order to describe them to the police.
- If a suspicious vehicle is seen, note the tag number, color, year, make, and model.
Identity Theft Prevention Tips
Identity theft is a serious crime that can affect everyone regardless of age, gender, or credit worthiness. Here are some simple tips to avoid being a victim:
- Do not leave your wallet or purse unattended in your vehicle - Increasingly, identity thieves are committing vehicle burglaries in order to obtain your identification cards, credit cards, and checkbooks. Leaving these items in your vehicle places you at a higher risk of being victimized.
- Use a shredder - If you need to dispose of any documents or papers containing any of your personal identifying information, make sure you shred them first. Identity thieves engage in the practice of “dumpster diving” to look through your trash and find your information.
- Secure your WiFi connection and never access your online bank accounts through an open or unsecured WiFi connection - Any information sent through an unsecured connection can be intercepted by identity thieves, giving them access to your accounts.
- Monitor your credit - Doing so may help you identify fraudulent accounts opened under your name.