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Crime Prevention Tips

For Your Trip

Before leaving on a trip...
  • Secure Your Residence
  • Have good locks on all doors and windows and use them
  • Make sure your residence looks lived in, not empty
  • Leave shades and blinds in normal position
  • Ask your neighbor to watch your residence.  Leave your address and telephone number so you can be reached
  • Test your smoke and burglar alarms
  • Stop all deliveries.
  • Have someone pickup your mail
  • Arrange for someone to mow your grass to give the home a lived in look
  • Plug in timers to turn on lights, radio and off at appropriate times
  • If you have call forwarding on your phone, forward your calls to a trusted friend
  • Engrave your valuables. Consider taking valuables to a safety deposit box.
  • Put Operation Identification decals on the doors and windows
  • Close and lock garage doors and windows