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Law Enforcement Services

P. O. Box 359
Eagle, Colorado

970.827.7420 fax info@minturn.org 


Crime Prevention

The prevention of crime is the primary goal of the Eagle County Sheriff's Office. Toward that end, we think it is important to provide citizens with safety tips and information so that they, too, can take a stand against crime. This section provides information for businesses and individuals. To obtain additional information, or to schedule a presentation for your business or organization, please contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.

  Residential Safety
  Business Safety
  Vacation Crime Prevention
  ATM Safety
  Bicycle Safety and Laws
  Identity Theft
  Senior Safety


Before Leaving, Secure Your Residence

  • Have good locks on doors and windows
  • Make sure your house looks lived in, not empty
  • Leave shades and blinds in a normal position
  • Ask a neighbor to watch your house
  • Test your smoke and burglar alarms
  • Stop ALL deliveries – mail, newspaper
  • Arrange for someone to mow your lawn
  • Have your neighbor put your garbage cans out/in
  • Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio or TV on/off
  • If you have call forwarding on your phone, forward your phone calls to a trusted friend or relative
  • Don't announce your absence on your answering machine
  • Ask the police department to place your house on a "vacation watch" EMAIL LINK

On the Road

  • Never carry large amounts of cash; use travelers checks
  • Do not stop to offer help to a stranded motorist. Go to the nearest telephone and call for help or use your cell phone
  • If your car breaks down, raise your hood and attach a white flag to the antenna or door handle. If someone stops to help, it is advisable that you stay in your locked car and ask them to call police or a garage. if you must abandon your car, keep all passengers together
  • Do not carry your plane tickets or passport in open view
  • Females should carry their purses under their arms