Police Department, Crime Prevention
The willful destruction or defacing of property is vandalism - it's also
a crime. People feel angry, hurt, and sometimes frightened when something
of theirs-a mailbox, a bike, a car door-is destroyed for no reason. It's expensive
to repair and makes our community unattractive and unsafe. It ends up costing
us all in aggravation and in the cost to repair the damage.
Graffiti appears in many forms,
from obscene and violent language scrawled on a public bathroom door to elaborate
murals on a brick wall. Unfortunately, if it's not on the artist's property
or done with permission - it's vandalism, and it's also a crime.
Take Action - The Longmont Police Department recommends forming a Neighborhood
Watch or participating in the Crime Free Multi Housing program to act as "Eyes
and Ears" for your own neighborhood.
Please call 9-1-1 to report vandalism in progress, or to report
non- emergency reporting call 303 - 651 -8555. Help send a clear message that Longmont residents
won't tolerate vandalism of any kind! When we all work together, great things
can happen in our neighborhoods and community.
For further information please contact the
Police Programs Coordinator at 303 - 774 - 4440.