How can I reduce the risk of home burglary?
Burglary is a serious crime to which we all are vulnerable. It is, however, one of the most preventable of crimes. A few simple precautions will greatly reduce the possibility that you will become a victim of this crime. Follow these guidelines to help prevent crime in your home:
  • Make your home look occupied at all times
  • Leave interior lights on when you go out for the night and utilize exterior lighting or motion sensitive outdoor lighting
  • Lock your outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed
  • Do not allow daily deliveries, such as mail and newspaper, to accumulate. If you are gone, have a neighbor pick up these items for you and arrange to have your lawn cut in the summer and walks cleared in the winter

You should maintain a detailed description as well as the serial numbers of all appliances, tools, radios, televisions, firearms, and other valuables you own. Whenever possible, inscribe or label your valuables with your driver's license number.

The Township of Hampton Police Department offers programs that provide crime prevention techniques you may implement to help protect you and your home. Police officers can also conduct a security check of your home to make sure it is safe.

For more information about home safety programs or to receive a free home safety brochure, contact the Hampton Police Department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday located at:
3101 McCully Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

Or call 412-486-0400.

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1. How do I report suspicious or criminal activity?
2. Have you been a victim of Internet crime?
3. How do I dispose of unwanted medications?
4. Does Hampton Township have a fingerprinting program?
5. How do I go about getting a copy of a police report?
6. How can I reduce the risk of home burglary?
7. Who is the District Judge and what does the District Judge do?
8. How do I arrange a tour of the Police Department? What does a tour include?
9. Will the police watch my home while I am on vacation?
10. How do I file a complaint or commendation?
11. What constitutes an abandoned vehicle? How do I report one?
12. What can I do about construction noise near my home?
13. Do door-to-door solicitors need a permit?
14. What is the False Alarm Ordinance?
15. What are the fireworks regulations?
16. What happens if a vehicle is illegally parked?
17. Are open fires / burning permitted?
18. What is included in the township's noise ordinance? How can I report a violation?
19. What can be done about telephone solicitations?
20. What if there is an evacuation of my area?
21. What happens if there is a hazardous material incident?
22. What do I do if I'm involved in a traffic accident?
23. What do I do if I have an emergency?
24. What do I do if I witness animal abuse or cruelty?
25. What do I do if an animal bites another animal or person?
26. What is the leash law for dogs?
27. What do I do if there is a stray cat around my home?
28. What can I do if I've lost or found a pet?
29. Can I file a barking dog complaint?
30. What do I do if a neighbor's pet is a public nuisance?
31. What is the pooper scooper law?
32. What do I do about a dead or wild animal?
33. What are the various divisions within the Hampton Police Department?
34. What does the Detective / Investigation Division do?
35. What does the Drug Task Force Division do and how can I contact them?
36. What is the Patrol Division?
37. What does the Traffic Division do?