Wilton Manors Police Department
News & Announcements
Message From The Chief
PREVENT POST-HOLIDAY HOME BURGLARIES - Use the Recycling Drop-off Center
The City of Wilton Manors Police Department reminds residents that unscrupulous criminals often drive around neighborhoods during and after the holidays looking for evidence of recently purchased gift items such as televisions, gaming systems, computers, etc.
In an effort to prevent burglars from “casing” your home this holiday season, the City of Wilton Manors encourages residents to take the cardboard packaging from electronics and appliances to the City’s Recycling Drop-off Center at 2200 NE 12th Avenue. Please remove all non-recyclable packaging materials, such as styrofoam and bubble wrap, before placing the flattened cardboard box in one of the containers at the Recycling Drop-off Center.
To prevent burglaries, police also remind you:
- If you are traveling for the holidays you can sign up for the Property Check Program by visiting the program page or by calling our non-emergency number, (954) 390-2150, at least 24 hours prior to your departure.
- If burglars can tell that someone is home, there is a greater chance they will not attempt to break in, so create an illusion that someone is home (car in the driveway, lights on, blinds open).
- Keep your shrubs and trees trimmed, especially near windows and doors. Well-manicured homes provide natural surveillance.
- Get to know your neighbors and always call our non-emergency number, (954) 764-4357, if you see something or someone suspicious (an unfamiliar car, or door-to-door solicitors).
Regional Dispatch / Non Emergency: 954-764-HELP (4357)
In Case of Emergency dial 9-1-1
As always, the Wilton Manors Police Department is at your service day or night, 24/7. Feel free to visit us at City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, Monday through Friday, 7am – 10pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm.