Lock 'em Out Program
In an effort to reduce this number, the Gilbert Police Department has implemented the Lock 'em Out Program Against Burglary. The primary objective of the Lock 'em Out Program is to assist Gilbert residents in identifying potential security weaknesses through a personalized security survey performed “free of charge” by a Gilbert Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist. The program is also designed to make citizens more aware of the risks of burglary and to educate them on target hardening strategies. The Lock 'em Out program name is an acronym used to better describe devices and measures necessary to better secure a property as shown below:
Latches and Locks
O Outdoor Lighting and Landscaping
C Clearly Visible Property Identifiers
K Keeping Garage Door Closed
E Entry Peep Viewers
M Metal Security Screens/Doors
O Operation Identification
U Use of Security Bar
Please call the Gilbert Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit at (480)503-6527 to schedule a personal Lock 'em Out home or business security survey.
Many of the recommendations contained on this website call for minor modifications to be made to windows, doors and other fixtures within your residence. When you implement these recommendations caution must be exercised to prevent personal injury or unintended damage.
If you feel you lack the skills or tools necessary to make the modifications, please contact a qualified professional or friend who has the experience needed to perform the tasks safely and successfully.
Eye protection should always be worn when performing the modifications recommended. All other appropriate safety measures must be observed as dictated by the tools being used and the manufacturer’s instructions.
Whenever you drill into a surface, be certain that there are no electrical wires, pipes or other fixtures beneath the surface that may be damaged by the drill bit.
When drilling near a window, great care should be taken to avoid drilling into the glass.
For those who are renting their residence, the landlord or manager should be notified of any modifications you intend to make and permission and/or assistance should be obtained.
Please understand that the recommendations in this booklet are security recommendations and nothing is 100% guaranteed to prevent burglaries.