Crime Prevention

Security Survey

Home Security Survey

The Oshkosh Police Department Crime Prevention Unit provides a free Home Security Survey to residents within the City of Oshkosh. This survey focuses on the vulnerability of the home to burglary, theft, damage to property, etc. Although this program is designed to identify the deficiency in your home's security, it should not be misconstrued that your home would become completely burglar proof.

The security survey entails checking your homes doors, windows, locks, lighting, landscaping, fencing, alarm systems, and if you have a neighborhood watch. The security survey may take about 1 to 2 hours, but it is well worth the time to have the survey done and potentially stop a crime from occurring.

If you do not have the time to spend with a crime prevention officer, there is a booklet available at the Oshkosh Police Department that you may use to conduct your own home security survey. The book has many useful ideas to safeguard your home. If you have questions about the survey or after you take the survey, please contact Officer Joe Nichols at 920-236-5742.

Commercial/Business Security Survey

The Oshkosh Police Department Crime Prevention Unit provides a free Business/Commercial Security Survey to business owners within the City of Oshkosh. This security survey is a private, confidential, and in-depth report that is shared only with the business. A representative from the company is invited to walk along with the Crime Prevention Officer in identifying vulnerable security areas of the business. The security survey focuses on the vulnerability of the business to burglary, theft, damage to property, etc. Although this program is designed to identify the deficiency in the businesses security, it should not be misconstrued that the business would become completely burglar proof.

The security survey entails checking the businesses doors, windows, locks, lighting, landscaping, fencing, alarm systems, and other security risks. The security survey will include photos of the security deficiency, recommendations to correct the security defciency, and the cost entailed in making the recommended changes.

Depending on the size of the business, the survey may take one hour or may last 2-3 days.

Appointments are made on a first come, first made basis and is subject to availability. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Officer Joe Nichols at 920-236-5742 .