What is Project C.L.E.A.N.?
Project C.L.E.A.N. is a city-wide crime watch initiative. It exists to increase awareness about crime prevention and expand non-emergency communication with the Allen Police Department. "C.L.E.A.N." stands for Citizens and Law Enforcement in Allen Neighborhoods.
Project C.L.E.A.N. works with residents to reduce crime, with a goal of making Allen the safest city in the United States. Allen has repeatedly ranked among the 10 safest cities in the nation based on a City Crime Rankings study; the rankings are published by CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc.
How You Can Help
You can help reduce crime by joining or forming a Neighborhood Watch group. Contact the Community Relations Unit at 214.509.2500 to get started.
See It, Hear It, Report It
Life-or-death situations should always be reported to 911 first. However, residents may report other suspicious activity to Non-Emergency Dispatch by calling 214.509.4321. Using this number for non-emergency situations ensures 911 phone lines are open for life-or-death emergencies.
Residents can also send an anonymous tip via text message to Allen Police by texting keyword ALLENPD followed by your tip to 847411.
The Citizens Police Academy offers valuable insight into how our police department operates. It also provides further opportunities for graduates of the program to become involved in Citizens on Patrol and Volunteers in Policing.
Take Safety Precautions
A few simple steps create some of the greatest deterrents to criminals and property theft: