Lake Charlene Homeowners Association

Security Tips - For Your Home (highlights)

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office encourages all residents to be smart about security. Those neighborhoods where the majority of homes practice these simple ideas are substantially safer than those who do not. Here is a summary of the top security tips for your home (additional ECSO tips). See Security Tips - For Your Home (complete) for more detail and additional tips.

  • Put your vehicles in your garage.
  • Lock your vehicle doors.
  • Keep your garage door closed day and night.
  • Keep shrubs trimmed low around windows.
  • Know your neighbors.
  • Participate in Neighborhood Watch.
  • Ask the Sheriff's Office to patrol your home when you are away for a few days, 436-9630. Ask a neighbor to collect your mail while away or have the post office hold it.
Add if you don't have:
  • Motion-detecting security lights on all four sides of your home.
  • LED landscape lighting in your front and back yards. At least leave your porch light on overnight.
  • Alarm system with sensors at each exterior door and motion detectors inside.
  • Deadbolts on all exterior doors with 3" #12 screws. Peephole on your front door.
  • Timers on lights while you are away, in different rooms, and a radio on.
Posted by Steven Frakes on 06/10/2017
Last updated on 09/05/2017
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Report Speeders

Stop speeders in LC!

The Sheriff's Office will post a speed trap if enough people record speeding incidents.

Write down:

  • vehicle type and color
  • location and travel direction
  • date and time
  • license plate# if possible                (but not required)


Then go to the "Speeding Log" Discussion on this website or on Facebook and enter the incident info.

To try to catch the speeder in progress, call Sheriff's dispatch immediately: 436-9620. If they have a deputy in the area, they will attempt to find them.

Record speeding incidents every time. Nothing happens until you take action.