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  • DO NOT leave outgoing mail in your unlocked mailbox with the flag up. (That is a RED FLAG that something is in your box to collect and a sign to criminals that there is something to take.)

  • DO deposit mail in a blue collection box or inside at your local post office. Use a
    collection box that is NOT FULL!

  • It is strongly recommended to purchase a locking mailbox or locking insert for your existing mail box to convert it to a lockable type.

  • DO NOT send cash or coins through the mail. Always send a check or money order instead.


Bicycles are an easy target for criminals. Be sure to lock your bicycle to a secure object at all times. Make sure your bicycle is registered with the City of San Ramon for easier identification in the event your bicycle is stolen and/ or found. An OAN (Owner Applied Number or City of San Ramon Registration number) is best when etched somewhere on the bicycle frame, as those numbers are easier to trace back to you and to return a stolen/found bicycle to its owner. (NOTE: Engravers are available for loan through Crime Prevention Division—Operation ID)


The San Ramon Police Department loans out engravers at no cost to San Ramon residents and business owners. This is part of Operation Identification, which makes the recovery of stolen property possible. This process is simple; it requires that you engrave a special name, code or business name on each item of value within your home or business. This way if the stolen property was recovered, it could be returned to the owner.

Many times officers stop and make contact with subjects that have what appears to be “stolen” or unaccountable property in their possession. Often times officers are unable to determine who the real owner is, due to not reporting the serial number at the time of the report, to have the item entered into the system as stolen. With the OAN number this will allow the property to be entered into the system which will reunite a stolen item with a victim.


At Home:

  • Have good locks, and USE THEM, even in the middle of the day. Keep the garage door locked. DO NOT give anyone the chance to sneak in unannounced.

  • DO NOT let strangers in. If there is an emergency and someone needs to use the phone, call for them.

  • Keep any and all firearms locked up and secured.

  • DO NOT give out personal information over the phone to people you do not know.

In Your Car:

  • Always remember to bring your charged cell phone.




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