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MV PD Safety TipsĀ 

Preventing Burglary

Don't make it easy for the burglar!
Anything you can put in the burglar's way puts you a step ahead. Any one of the following tips will probably not prevent a burglary. However, combined they do represent a deterrent.

  • Yard and porch motion lights
  • home security system
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Deadbolt locks
  • Dogs
  • Make sure all doors/windows are secured and locked even if you are home
  • Store valuables/Christmas presents out of sight
  • Sliding glass doors need either track locks or a wooden board in place to prevent the door from being opened from the outside
  • House keys should be kept in your possession at all times. Tradesmen, maids or repairmen should only have access to your house if you or a family member are home.
  • If your vehicle is worked on at a repair shop, only give the shop your vehicle keys.

Burglary prevention while on vacation

  • Leave an itinerary with trusted neighbor or family member. This person should know not tell anyone you are gone. In the event of a suspicious circumstance or a burglary, this person  should also know to call the police before they call you.
  • Pick up mail, newspapers
  • TVs, radio, lights should be rotated to give the appearance that someone is home.