Crime Prevention

Crime Stoppers

If you have information regarding a crime that occurred in Lighthouse Point, call the Lighthouse Point Police Department at 954-942-8080. For crimes that occurred outside of Lighthouse Point you can call this Department or Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. You don’t need to give your name or any information about yourself.. You can remain completely anonymous. 

Harassing Telephone Calls

AT&T now offers a website with instructions on how to report, and in some cases, prevent these calls from becoming a problem in the first place. For more information please visit the AT&T Annoyance Call Center website.

Telephone Solicitors

We would like to remind you that we DO NOT solicit donations by phone. We recommend you DO NOT donate money to telephone solicitors representing themselves as police officers. These professional phone solicitors contribute very little of the money they raise to the actual organizations that they claim to represent.

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for three months. You can register your home or mobile phone number for free. Your registration will be effective for five years. To register your phone number visit the National Do Not Call Registry website.

Door-to-Door Solicitors: Be Alert for Daytime Residential Burglaries

Lighthouse Point is seeing a growing trend where criminals pose as solicitors or delivery people, knocking on doors to determine if anyone is home. If no one answers, the offenders move to the back of the home (out of sight from the street), and force their way in. If someone answers the door, they will act like they have the wrong address or looking for someone else (or are lost). Lighthouse Point has strict solicitation laws. Anyone who knocks on your door to sell anything must first obtain written approval from the City. Don’t confront them by asking for the permit. Call us! 

Help Prevent Thefts from Autos in Lighthouse Point

The most common crimes are vehicle break-ins. Generally, cars are broken into because the owner has left expensive valuables like purses, laptop computers, GPS devices, cash, briefcases, and other types of electronics in plain view. Never leave these items out in the open. Areas where quick vehicle smash and grab crimes occur are usually fitness and day care centers, local parks, and especially gas stations. Lock your car at all times and don’t leave anything in sight. 

Thieves Target Expensive Tires & Rims

Recently, criminals began targeting vehicles with expensive/custom rims and tires. Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Denali & Yukon, Infinity QX56, and Lexus LX are being hit. If you own one (or have expensive custom rims/tires), we recommend you park your vehicle at night inside your garage. If you are unable to do so, park your vehicle under direct light and put security wheel locks on your rims. This may not prevent someone from removing them, but it will create a delay and cause some noise which could lead to their detection. Activate your vehicle alarm. If your vehicle alarm should sound, call the police to make sure your car was not tampered with. As an extra precaution, you could arrange for a handyman or your local auto maintenance shop to etch a unique identification number or marking on the inside of your wheels to help police identify them if they are taken. Custom rims and tires can be worth thousands of dollars and unless properly secured, they can be easily removed and sold without difficulty.