The Town of Los Altos Hills is committed to providing a safe and crime free environment for its residents. To achieve this, the Town works closely with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office and its residents. The most common type of crime in the town is burlgary. The Sheriff's Office monitors burglary trends share these with other law enforcement agencies, with the aim of prevention and making arrests. Additionally, they use all available resources to strategically patrol areas identified as hot spots. Residents, on the hand have a shared responsibility and commitment to learn about crime prevention in their neighborhoods and communities. They are encouraged to activate their security alarms and surveillance systems, as well as report any unexpected visitors or unusual activities in their communities.
Over the last few years, the Town of Los Altos Hills and the Santa Clara have hosted several public Town Hall forums dedicated to Crime Prevention in the town, where the law enforcement officers have discussed crime trends specific to Los Altos Hills and offered safety precautions steps. Various articles have also been published in the town-wide quarterly newsletter to highlight crime prevention tips for residents. Below is a list of these forums and articles: