Thursday, December 05, 2013

TIP: Take Care Of Your Back Side

Four numbers make all the difference.

Is your address posted and visible on the back side of your home or garage? If not, we highly recommend getting that done.

The back sides of homes all look the same, unless you happen to know which one you live in.

Police officers spend quite a bit of time in alleys and having your number posted will help them find your place should you ever need them there in a hurry.

Posting your address in the back will also help them accurately radio the location of problems that they encounter.

Just the number is good. If you can add the address, even better.

You can pick up a set of numbers at no charge by visiting Alderman Tom Tunney's office or the 19th district's CAPS office.


  1. At first glance I thought this would be a story about robbers traveling in a grey SUV camouflaging their license plate number.

  2. It's amazing how many businesses pay for advertising all over the Internet but have no address plate even though it was listed on the net.

    If I can't find you, I'm not buying.

  3. As a cop I thank you for posting that advice. Every little bit helps.

  4. Also close your garage door. Some people like to have horrible garages with nothing in them and leave them open. A dumb idea.

  5. I live near Southport. A few years ago, someone/some entity numbered all the garages around here. I am not sure if it was CPD/CFD/Alderman Tunney's office but thanks for doing that. I know the residents did not number their garages as mine was numbered when I was out one day and all the numbers are the same kind.

  6. City ordinance says house #s are to be displayed in alleys. Don't tell Rahm, or he'll have the revenue drones out ticketing. I have mine on my garage and did a few of my neighbors. Got the #s at a CAPS mtg.