Welcome to The Battle Hill Association (BHA)
News and Community Empowerment
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Emergency Notification System:
The City of White Plains has implemented a high-speed notification system. "The City will use this system to contact White Plains Residents to inform them about important events or in the event of an actual or impending emergency."  The CodeRED notification system has already been used prior to holidays to notify residents of variations in the garbage pick-up schedule. This system can deliver customized pre-recorded messages directly to White Plains resident’s homes and businesses. Code Red also has high speed email and text messaging capabilities for those who choose to register (click here) for it. Cell phones require registration.
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      ****** BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS   ******


The White Plains Department of Public Safety
would like to make the following recommendations.

Protect your home while you are out …
●    Always keep doors and windows locked - even for a five-minute
      trip to the store.
●    Use strong reliable locks such as deadbolts.
●    An easy and inexpensive way to secure your windows is to drill
      an angled hole through the top frame of the lower window partially into
      the frame of the upper window.  Then insert a nail or eyebolt.  
●    To improve security on sliding glass doors, you can install
      keyed locking devices or place a piece of wood or a metal bar in the
      track of the closed door to prevent the door from being opened.
●    Turn on lights and leave a radio or TV on so it looks like
      someone is home.
●    Use exterior lighting, especially motion sensor lights.

If you are going out of town for more than a day…
●    Call 422-6111 (Police Bureau) and request that your home be
      checked in your absence.
●    Get an automatic timer for your lights and consider leaving a
      radio on. Make it look like someone is home.
●    Make certain that you arrange to have the mail and newspaper
      delivery stopped or picked up by a trusted neighbor.
●    Arrange to have your lawn mowed while you are gone.
●    If you have an alarm, activate it.
●    Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway overnight.
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If you see anything suspicious CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY
911 FOR EMERGENCIES
422-6111 For non-emergencies
422-6256 for anonymous crime tips hotline (recorded)

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     ******    LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES    ******

         You may be a potential victim if you leave valuable items in
         your vehicle. Reduce your chance of being a victim, practice
         the behavior found on this deterrents list:

1.    Take your keys out of the ignition
2.    Lock your car
3.    Park in Well-lit areas
4.    Do not leave valuables in plain view, remove valuables, and
       place in trunk if items must be left in the car.
5.    GPS systems are attractive items for thieves. The GPS and the
       suction cup mount need to be removed and placed in the trunk. The
       residual ring left on the windshield from the suction cup mount need to
       be wiped clean from the window. Thieves look for this “ring”
6.    Use your garage
7.    Install an audible alarm

                   ITEMS TO AVOID LEAVING IN VEHICLE

Phones, loose change, CDs, Briefcases, Purses, Wallets, Laptops,
Sports Equipment,  and Global Positioning Systems.

                            NOTIFY THE POLICE
While parking, if suspicious behavior is observed by people in the
area, call White Plains Police at 914 422 6111 or in an emergency 911.
 

 
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