April 2023 Public Safety Newsletter


This is the next installment of Larchmont's monthly Public Safety Newsletter! Every month, pertinent information from the Larchmont Police and Fire Departments will be curated for the residents of our amazing village. Safety tips, events, and other highlights will be displayed. If you require any additional information you may call the Larchmont Police Station at 914-834-1000 or the Larchmont Fire Station at 914-834-0016. 

In the case of an Emergency please call 911

Larchmont Police Department

Recent Crime Trends

Recent crime trends are affecting both small and large communities in our

region as well as throughout the tri-state area. We are continuing to increase

patrols and work with local, county and state law enforcement agencies to

combat these trends. We are asking everyone to take measures to prevent

becoming a victim. Residents are reminded to always lock their vehicles and

remove any valuables. We also strongly encourage residents to lock all windows

and doors to residences overnight, and to make sure that keys to vehicles are not

visible from the outside. A recent state-wide trend has shown that criminals look

through doors and/or windows of residences for visible keys to vehicles. If

vehicle keys are observed, the criminals attempt to gain entry into the residence

in order to steal the vehicle keys and then the vehicle itself.

With the warmer weather upon us, we would like to share some Pedestrian

Safety tips from AAA:

Safety Practices for Pedestrians

Be Visible

Make sure you’re visible to drivers at all times and make eye contact with them whenever possible. This is especially important at night, in low-light conditions such as dusk or dawn or in inclement weather. According to NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 32 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Wear lightly colored or reflective clothing at night and brightly colored clothing during the day. Stay in well-lit areas, especially when crossing the street. If possible, make eye contact with drivers in stopped vehicles to ensure they see you before you cross in front of them.

Stay Alert – Avoid Distractions

Distractions are everywhere today and becoming more and more difficult to avoid. Remember that, as a pedestrian, your eyes and ears are your best tools for keeping safe.

Stay alert and watch out.

  • Put down your phone. Smartphones and handheld electronic devices are a daily part of life, but they take your eyes off of the road and distract your attention.
  • Don’t wear headphones. Your ears will tell you a lot about what is happening around you – be sure to use them.

Follow the Rules

  • Know and follow all traffic rules, signs and signals. You need to be aware of the rules vehicles around you must follow to properly anticipate what drivers will do. This will help increase your safety.
  • Never assume a driver will give you the right of way. Make every effort to make eye contact with the driver of a stopped or approaching vehicle before entering the roadway.

Walk in Safe Places

  • Use crosswalks when crossing the street. If a crosswalk is unavailable, be sure to find the most well-lit spot on the road to cross and wait for a long enough gap in traffic to make it safely across the street.
  • Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If a sidewalk is not available, be sure to walk on the far side of the road facing traffic. This will help increase your visibility to drivers. Avoid walking along highways or other roadways where pedestrians are prohibited.

Avoid Alcohol Consumption

  • Almost half of all traffic crashes resulting in pedestrian casualties involve alcohol consumption. Surprisingly, 34 percent of that total was on the part of the pedestrian. Alcohol impairs your decision-making skills, physical reflexes and other abilities just as much on your feet as it does behind the wheel.

Larchmont Fire Department

Prevent Childhood Poisoning

Children have a way of getting into everything, even household items that can be dangerous. In fact, 9 out of 10 poisonings occur in the home. Although you may be familiar with many of the items that are poisonous, there are many more that also need to be kept out of your child’s sight and reach.

If you suspect poisoning may have occurred, call 911 immediately. In addition, there is a national poison control center available 24/7/365.

Sanitation Fire Safety

Child Car Seat Inspections

The Car Seat Inspection program has been temporarily paused. We will let you know when this service becomes available once again!

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