Locks aren’t always the answer. Often, installing locks, bars, and gates do little to decrease crime.
In fact, mechanical security devices can make your home feel like a fortress and decrease the quality of life in our city. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) works by decreasing a criminal’s ability to commit crime. It also increases the chances that a legitimate resident will see and report the crime as it occurs. CPTED goes beyond traditional security methods by naturally integrating security measures in the community.
ANYONE can do CPTED – apartment managers, homeowners, business owners, architects, renters, community members — can all make an effort to decrease the chance that crime will occur in Hayward. Using CPTED is as simple as enacting the strategies described in this brochure. Any effort in a home, business, or public place will have an effect on decreasing crime.
For more information about crime prevention, contact our District Offices staff:
Sergeant Faye Maloney
North District Office
22701 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Sergeant Julian Cosgriff
South District Office
677 W. Tennyson Road
Hayward, CA 94544