Holiday Security Tips
November 25, 2015 – The holiday season is fast approaching and it can be one of the highest crime periods
of the year, specifically theft crimes. Hobbs Police Department encourages citizens to take the following precautions as you prepare and shop for the upcoming holiday season.
- Consider carrying your identification, bank cards and/or money in pockets rather than in a purse. If you do carry a purse or bag, carry it close to your body at all times. Do not leave purses unattended in shopping carts or vehicles.
- Carry only small amounts of cash.
- Be very careful when using ATM machines. Pay close attention to what is going on around you.
- Always lock your vehicle when you leave it unattended.
- Park in well-lit areas when dark and avoid parking next to large vehicles, bushes or anything that can conceal a criminal wanting to break into a vehicle to steal something from you.
- Make a mental note where you parked and have the keys ready when you approach your vehicle. Always check your back seat prior to getting into your vehicle.
- Be watchful for suspicious persons. Be alert to individuals who follow you or watch you place items in your vehicle. Get a good description of the person(s) and report all suspicious activity or persons to police.
- For ladies carrying purses, do no leave purses in shopping carts while placing packages or bags in your vehicle.
- Lock all packages and valuables in vehicle trunks. Do not leave any items in plain view inside a vehicle.
- Keep gifts hidden from view through outside windows. (items that may be under a tree)
- Always lock all doors and windows when leaving your home.
- When leaving your home unattended, make sure a light or two is on during evening hours. Motion activated or timed lights are good for additional security.
- When away, stop delivery of newspaper and mail until you return.
- When arriving home, always be alert for anything unusual. If you do not feel comfortable going into your home, do not enter it and call Hobbs Police Department.
- Never open your door to someone you don’t know.
- Never place boxes from electronics purchased in the alley. Cut them up and place them in the trash cart.
Hobbs Police Department will conduct vacation checks on your home while you are away. Please call 397-9282 for details or come to the lobby at 300 North Turner. If you have any concerns about safety or security during the holiday season, please feel free to contact us. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Officer Mike Stone
Public Information Officer
DWI Checkpoints in October
Hobbs Police Department will be conducting DWI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols throughout the month of October 2015. These checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted at undisclosed locations in an effort to locate persons operating motor vehicles under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
Pre Incident Plan Program
The Hobbs Fire Department has begun updating contact information and detailed site plans of all businesses within the City of Hobbs. This is an annual process the department conducts in order to have current information available in the event of an emergency. These updated plans will be scanned into our database and utilized by the staff of the Hobbs Fire Department. The responding personnel will utilize this information to better assess the needs of the incident and determine the resources needed to mitigate the issue.
The information gathered and the responsibilities of the crew initiating the Pre-Incident plan will vary according to the building occupancy and overall size of the structure. Fire crews will be visiting area businesses to gather the information for the Pre-Incident plan. It is important to keep in mind this is not an inspection and is primarily for the response considerations and emergent efforts of our responding personnel. The pre-incident planning process also plays a vital role in our Insurance Service Office rating which could potentially affect fire department funding and insurance policy rates within the City of Hobbs.
We appreciate the cooperation of all business owners and citizens with respect to this process. The Hobbs Fire Departments commitment and overall concern for the community will continue to be important as we move forward. If you have any further questions or need additional information please contact Captain Paul Thompson at 575-397-9308.
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Traffic Congestion on North Turner
Hobbs Police Department would like to remind citizens to drive with caution due to the high number of vehicles on North Turner from Sanger to Grimes Streets. Drivers are asked to slow down and make sure there is ample distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. The center lane is for left turning only. It is not a merge lane.
We are proud to adopt this latest technology and provide it to the citizens of Hobbs. Our goal is to increase the flow of information, allowing users to easily send us messages or ask questions, while also providing them with our latest news and services in one easy to use app. It is important to us to have a police app that allows our citizens to do a variety of things.
More information on the Hobbs PD MYPD page.
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Property Log – Provided for citizens to keep a record of valuables and electronics. This record will assist officers in locating stolen property and those responsible for the thefts.
Volunteers in Police Service - Check out the VIPS page for more information.
Emergency Help Guide - Check out the Emergency Help Guide! You can download and print it out by clicking here.