Crime Prevention is more than locks and hardware. It's a way of life. It's you becoming aware and involved. We need you to be the eyes and ears of the police department. The West Jordan Police Department Crime Prevention Unit provides training to neighborhoods, businesses, civic groups, church groups and individuals on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime. We want to partner with you to reduce crime and the fear of crime in your community.
The West Jordan Police Department is committed to providing our community with the finest police services possible. With the combined effort of West Jordan residents, business owners, apartment managers, and the police department, we can continue to make our community a safe and comfortable place to live and work.
The following are just some of the programs offered by the West Jordan Police Department Crime Prevention Unit. If you would like to schedule training or need additional information on any of the training, please contact:
Executive Officer Behrens by email by clicking HERE.
Bicycle Licensing and Safety
West Jordan Crime Prevention Unit has FREE bicycle licenses available to its residents. Crime Prevention Specialists teach bicycle safety with a full-scale bicycle course designed to teach kids to ride safely and to always wear a helmet.
Child I.D. Kits are available from West Jordan Police Department. Parents are encouraged to keep identifying information about each child on file at home.
Good Landlord Program
Rental properties located within the City of West Jordan are now required to have a business license pursuant to city ordinance. For information regarding the Good Landlord Program including applications and frequently asked questions please click here.
Graffiti has become a problem for residents, businesses, and the general public all along the Wasatch Front. It is an eyesore and if not removed, it spreads rapidly through a community. The removal of graffiti discourages its use. Residents need to report graffiti to the police department as soon as it appears. Call the non-emergency dispatch number 801-840-4000. Residents and property owners are responsible for removing graffiti from their property. The Salt Lake County Graffiti Program will provide you with supplies and cleaning tips at no cost to you.
The Salt Lake County Graffiti Program can be reached at 801-363-4723.
Graffiti Removal Tips
• Clean new graffiti within 24 hours of discovery.
• Be prepared to increase your efforts during warm months.
• Be persistent! Continue to remove or cover reoccurring graffiti until the vandals get tired and give up.
• If you're concerned for your personal safety, request a uniformed police officer to accompany your cleanup effort in a marked vehicle.
• Use common sense. Minimize the chance of injuries by only removing graffiti where it is easily accessible, and be aware of road hazard.
The Police Department has free gun locks available to the public. Stop by the West Jordan Justice Center 8040 South Redwood Road, to pick up.
For information concerning identity theft, you can visit the Attorney General’s website.
It is suggested if you have not become a victim of identity theft or even if you have, to enroll in a program to protect yourself. There are several programs you can enroll in for a monthly fee. Check with your auto/home insurance provider or one of the three major credit bureau’s websites such as Experian on information pertaining to this.
To exclude your name from the nationwide consumer credit reporting company list for unsolicited credit and insurance offers you can call 1-888-567-8688. This will stop unsolicited mail for several years.
If you are in need of information to help you repair your credit from an identity theft situation you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
If you have become a victim of identity theft, it is highly suggested you place a fraud alert on your credit reporting. You can contact one of the three major credit bureaus to do so:
NOTE: You only have to contact one of the above companies; they will alert the other two. After this is done, creditors are required to follow certain procedures if credit is applied for in your name in order to protect you. This may delay your own ability to obtain credit as well but it makes it impossible for the suspect to ruin your credit. Please know this is a free service and it is only good for 90 days. After this look into another avenue of having your credit protected further.
Kids in Charge
Kids in Charge is a home alone safety program for children ages 8 to 13. Although we do not advocate that children be left at home alone, the reality is that many are from time to time. Families are encouraged to talk about rules and consequences in their home and to develop phone lists of responsible people who can be contacted for help including emergency numbers.
National Night Out Against Crime
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Night Out strongly recommends that all National Night Out 2020 areas celebrate on October 6th, the first Tuesday in Octobor. Please visit their website for more information https://natw.org/.
National Night Out Against Crime is held yearly on the first Tuesday of August throughout the City of West Jordan and is a great way to give “Crime a Going Away Party!” Neighborhoods are encouraged to come together and hold Block Parties. The Block Parties are visited by City Council members who are riding with West Jordan Police Officers. For more information, contact Executive Officer Behrens by e-mail by clicking HERE. More Information
West Jordan’s Neighborhood Watch program has historically had some of the most active coordinators in the area. This program offers neighbors a great way to get to know each other along with learning how to become the eyes and ears for the police department. You and your neighbors will receive training on how to get your NHW program up and running along with Home and Personal Safety training. If you are an organized Neighborhood Watch group, you are NOT required to set up a Mobile Patrol; it is optional and requires additional training. Neighborhood Watch Mobile Patrol is also available for organized and qualifying neighborhoods.
Personal Safety Classes
The Crime Prevention Unit also offers many varied classes on personal safety that can be taught to youth groups, young men and young women groups, as well a personal safety for women. The crime prevention unit feels that education is the best way to protect ourselves and others. We would be happy to schedule a meeting for your group.
Police Department Tour
(Tours are currently unavailable due to COVID) The Crime Prevention Unit provides tours of the police department. If you are interested in scheduling a tour please contact. Please make contact two to three weeks in advance.
Is your home or business an easy target for crime? West Jordan Crime Prevention Specialists and officers are available to walk through your home or business to make suggestions of how to make your property more secure and less vulnerable to crime.
Senior Safety Programs
Seniors are more vulnerable to certain crimes like fraud, Internet crimes, purse snatching, and mugging. But, you can reduce opportunities for criminals to strike by being careful, alert and a good neighbor.
Vehicle burglaries are a constant problem in most urban areas. It occurs with cars parked on the streets, in driveways, in parking lots, and even with a vehicle parked inside a garage with an open door. Vehicle burglaries, unfortunately, are a common occurrence. Most incidents occur at night, but a few do occur during the day as well, especially during the holiday season. Basically, if the opportunity is there, a criminal will take advantage of it. If you follow this list of suggestions you may help yourself from becoming a victim:
Make sure your garage door is closed. Watch it shut before you enter the house. If everyone is in for the night turn on your “vacation lock” button located on the wall mount. Even if it is during the daylight hours, never leave your garage unattended for even a minute, this is an opportunity and it will be taken advantage of. Make sure your “main door” is locked. We suggest you buy an extra deadbolt for this door; these are randomly kicked in to gain access to the garage and your home.
Even if your cars are parked in the garage, do not leave any items inside. Wallets and purses are often taken from inside a car parked in a garage.
When you leave your car, even for a few minutes, never leave anything of value in the vehicle. A lot of individuals will put items under the seat or in the trunk. This does not deter a criminal. They know these actions and often watch for them. Ladies if you do not like carrying your purse, carry a small wallet that you can carry the basics in when you go out.
Do not leave cords out (i.e., MP3 players, cell phone chargers, etc) since this is an indicator that these items may be inside the car.
Gym bags, diaper bags, etc. are valued by criminals (because they often contain valuables) and are easily taken. Leaving these types of bags unsecured inside your vehicle can increase your likelihood of becoming a victim.
Keep the inside of your car clean. When a criminal comes by and looks inside your window and find nothing, it is likely that he or she will go on to the next vehicle. Criminals are opportunists.
The West Jordan Crime Prevention Unit works with the local elementary schools in bringing out the Police Departments Command Center. At these events, the students are given a tour of the command center and its uses.
8040 S. Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
(excluding all state and federal holidays)