Unfortunately no neighborhood is completely immune to crime. However, there are steps you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe.
- Know where your children are. Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check in or be home. When possible, have them leave a phone number of where they will be.
- Help children learn important phone numbers. Have your children practice reciting their home phone number and address, and your work and cell phone numbers. If they have trouble memorizing these, write them down on a card and have them carry it at all times. Tell your children where you will be and the best way to reach you.
- Set limits on where your children can go in your neighborhood. Do you want them crossing busy roads? Playing in alleys or abandoned buildings? Are there certain homes in your neighborhood that you don’t want your children to go to?
- Get to know your children’s friends. Meet their parents before letting your children to go to their home and keep a list of their phone numbers. If you can’t meet their parents, call and talk to them. Ask what your children might do at their house and if they will be supervised.
- Choose a safe house in your neighborhood. Pick a neighbor’s house where your children can go if they need help. Point out other places they can go for help, like stores, libraries, and police stations.
- Teach children to settle arguments with words, not fists. Role-play talking out problems, walking away from fist fights, and what to do when confronted with bullies. Remind them that taunting and teasing can hurt friends and make enemies.
- Work together with your neighbors. Watch out for suspicious and unusual behavior in your neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors and their children so you can look out for one another.
Fourth of July is days away. Families and friends are getting together to celebrate with fireworks, picnics and more. After Independence Day, we hear of many accidents due to firework related injuries such as burns and injuries to the eyes. These injuries can arise when you are not properly prepared or take the proper precautions. Follow these tips to ensure your Fourth of July is fun and safe. Continue Reading →
Join the National Weather Service in promoting Heat Awareness Day on May 29th. Click here for more information.
The Lincoln Park Police Department in conjunction with the Lincoln Park Skating Center will be holding their annual Memorial Day American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The hours for both days are 8:00AM to 8:00PM. Continue Reading →
The Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the return of our City’s signature parade.
Please join us “In Honor of ALL Fallen Soldiers” on May 19, 10am, as we honor and remember those in uniform who paid the ultimate price. Immediately following the parade there will be an honor guard and military ceremonies at Memorial Park, please join us for the full celebration.
Congressman John D. Dingell honors the City by serving as our Parade Grand Marshall. Our goal has been to bring back a good old-fashioned small-town Memorial day parade. Many volunteers and sponsors have given of the time, talents, skills and treasure to make the revitalized parade a reality.
The main parade route will be on North bound Fort street, starting at White street and marching down to Memorial park and ending at Merryl street. The parade committee would like to thank the VFW Post 552 and the American Legion Post 67, for sponsoring the parade and being involved with the planning since November.
For more information on the parade, please visit http://lpmdparade.webs.com/.