Protect Your Home

If someone breaks into your home, garage or outbuilding, it is called a "burglary." Approximately 642 residential burglaries occurred in the City of Eugene in 2019. The EPD Community Engagement Team offers several services to help you protect your home from being burglarized.


Home Security Inspections

In the interest of public health, we are not currently offering Home Security Inspections in person. Please watch this page for updates, related to security inspections being offered again in person, but in the meantime, we are offering them remotely.  On this page below, there is information related to Neighborhood Watch. While our Home Vacation Check program is on hold, you might consider employing the help of trusted neighbors, to keep an eye on your property while you are away.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Eugene Police Department offers free "Home Security Inspections" to Eugene residents. During the inspection, a Community Engagement Specialist will come to your home and offer suggestions to improve security. EPD’s Community Engagement Specialists are assigned by areas or "beats" of the city. Please contact the Community Engagement Specialist assigned to your "beat" to request this service. My "Beat" - My Community Engagement Specialist


Home Security Information

The Eugene Police Department created two videos to help you learn how to protect your home.



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Group Presentations / Private Consultations

In the interest of public health, we are not currently accepting requests for group presentations or private consultations. Please watch this page for updates related to this service.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Community Engagement Team can provide group presentations or answer individual questions regarding burglary prevention. If the group is area-based, (neighborhood, apartment complex, mobile home park, etc.), please contact the Community Engagement Specialist assigned to your area or "beat" to request this service. My "Beat" - My Community Engagement Specialist


If the group is NOT area-based, (workplace, church, club, etc.), please contact the Community Engagement Team at: Community Engagement Team


You may also visit our Talks and Tours  page for more information.


Home Vacation Check Program

In the interest of public health, we are not currently accepting Home Vacation Check Applications. Please watch this page for updates, related to vacation checks being offered again.  On this page below, there is information related to Neighborhood Watch. While our Home Vacation Check program is on hold, you might consider employing the help of trusted neighbors, to keep an eye on your property while you are away.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Property Inventory

If you are the victim of a burglary, it is very important that you can provide a detailed description (including serial numbers when at all possible) of your property. If your property is recovered, the likelihood of the property being returned to you is significantly increased, if detailed information is in the report. Property inventories can be as simple as listing the items and descriptions on a piece of paper and keeping that information in a secure location for future reference.


Neighborhood Watch

Our City is built on the strength of our citizens. Every day, citizens encounter situations calling upon them to be the "eyes and ears" of law enforcement. Not only does Neighborhood Watch allow citizens to help address crime, it is also an opportunity for communities to bond through service. The Neighborhood Watch Program draws upon the compassion of average citizens, asking them to lend their neighbors a hand.


Follow this link for detailed information related to Neighborhood Watch (including a phone list template on the last page of the document) and other subjects in the City of Eugene: Neighborhood Watch Packet


For tips related to starting a Neighborhood Watch group, please contact the Community Engagement Specialist assigned to your area or "beat": My "Beat" - My Community Engagement Specialist