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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

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Security Checklist

At Home and Away



1.  Pin tumbler cylinder locks on all outside entrances.    



2.  Door guards on inside of doors.



3.  Door molding is tight around mortise locks to prevent jimmying



4.  Exterior doors have hidden hinges



5.  Sliding glass doors and windows are secured against forced opening.



6.  All windows, screens, and doors locked securely from the inside.



7.  Garage kept locked when away from home or outside in the backyard.



8.  Lights kept burning at night, both inside and outside home whether at home or not



9.  When away from home, use an automatic timer.



10. Home “compartmentalized” to prevent ransacking.



11. Valuables placed in safe deposit box, when it is not in use at the home.







1.  Discontinue all deliveries.



2.  Telephone disconnected.



3.  Arrange forwarding of mail or a neighbor to hold it for you.



4.  Arrange for lawn care.



5.  Arrange for neighbors to periodically check your house (leave info, with them)



6.  Request Police vacation check of your house.



7.  Serial numbers of all valuables are recorded.