Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year and with a little extra effort, they will be a safe and joyous holiday season.  We want to offer the following suggestions tokeep your Holidays joyous.  

As everyone is aware during this season and these difficult economic times residential burglaries usually increase. The holidays are a wonderful time of the year and with a little extra effort, they will be a safe and joyous holiday season.

I want to remind everyone that if you have an alarm, please use it. Alarms are a great deterrent, but they only work if you use them.

Be aware of your neighborhood. If you see someone or a vehicle that appears suspicious, call the Police Department right away.  DO NOT WAIT!

Lock your vehicles whether at home or while shopping; do not keep any items of value in plain sight in your vehicle such as laptops, purses, cell phones, gifts, or money. This is an open invitation for someone to break in to your vehicle and remove your property.

While shopping, remember to be observant of your surroundings. If shopping at night, take a friend and park in a well-lit area or use the valet service.

We will have extra vehicle patrols this season and we are adding COP bicycle patrols as well.  When you see our officers on the road, please wish them Happy Holidays.

Happy Holidays

William “Wes” Smith, III
Chief of Police