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Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Safety Tips

Media Advisory
Holiday Safety Tips

Shopping

• Shop with someone, not alone
• Purses and wallets. Don’t leave them unattended, even for a minute
• Don’t carry a lot of money
• Put cash, credit cards, identification in different places or pockets
• If rushing, still be aware of surroundings
• Never leave children alone in store, car.
• If children get lost, tell them to find police officer or cashier
• ATM machine, keep in mind people can be watching

Vehicle

• Park in well-lit area
• Always lock doors
• Drive with windows closed
• Use any anti-theft device like alarm, steering wheel lock, kill switch
• Hide valuables, bags
• Don’t leave children in cars

Home

• Don’t put gifts/tree at window
• Hide valuables if you’re having a party
• Ask neighbors to pick up mail/newspaper if you’re going out-of-town
• Boxes – cut or tear up. Don’t advertise what you got for Xmas
• If you have automatic timer, use it if you’re going out-of-town

Outdoor

• Increase lighting around your house
• Having a dog is a good deterrent
• Placing no trespassing signs on fence or tree

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