Vehicle and Property Safety

Statistics show that in difficult economic times, crime increases. Items such as iPods, GPS units, cell phones, speakers, radars and such make your car a target. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind to help safe guard your vehicle and property.

Minimize Your Risk! 

Most cars are taken by amateurs who can be stopped fairly easily. Protect your car and your valuables, against this type of crime by taking the following precautions:

Lock It Up!

  • Close all windows - all the way up!
  • Remove all cell phones, stereo faceplates, laptop computers and other valuable possessions
  • Don't leave gift wrapped packages lying on the seat
  • Lock all valuables in your trunk or take them with you
  • Never leave your purse in your trunk
  • Lock your car even if you are making a quick stop at a gas station, mini-mall etc.

Safety First!

  • Park in busy, well-lit areas
  • When using a valet, or leaving your car for repairs, leave only the ignition key, do not leave personal information
  • Never hide extra keys in your vehicle
  • Do not leave important documents in your car.
  • Mount accessories in inconspicuous places


Chino Hills Police Department
Phone: 909-364-2000

If Your Vehicle Is Stolen: 

Call 911 to report the theft

Car ThiefExtra Precautions:

  • Record your vehicle's license number, vehicle identification number (VIN), make, model and year, and store in a safe place. Police will need that information if your vehicle is ever stolen
  • Purchase a vehicle with "Passive Immobilizer Keys."
  • Research the biggest "targets" when planning to purchase a new vehicle
  • GPS vehicle tracking systems are effective in locating both a stolen car and thief
  • If you have an alarm or other anti-theft device, use it