Don't Let a 'Grinch' Ruin Your Holiday Season!
With the care and giving of the holidays also comes opportunity for
muggers, burglars and thieves. Don't let what should be a joyful time of
year turn to sorrow by becoming an easy victim. Although there is no
infallible method to prevent crime, there are many tactics and methods you
can use to significantly reduce the odds.
Where People are Victimized:
Home and shopping are two of the primary areas of risk during the
holidays. Home because of the many gifts that accumulate for the season.
Shopping because there are so many more doing it during the holiday
season. Identity Theft is a serious problem any time of the year, but
with the increase of shoppers during the holiday season it is even more.
about Identity Theft. Also, learn more about
safety tips and
holiday safety tips for your children.
For questions regarding crime prevention tips or about crime prevention
presentations, contact the Tampa Police Department's
Neighborhood Affairs Liaison
in your area:
Neighborhood Affairs Liaison - Patrol District 1 - (813) 354-6692
Neighborhood Affairs Liaison - Patrol District 2 - (813) 931-6541
Neighborhood Affairs Liaison - Patrol District 3 - (813) 242-3867
or email the Tampa Police Department
Tips on Fire Safety
Going out-of-town for the holidays?
Get an automatic timer for your lights. You want it to appear as if someone is home.
Have your mail placed on hold with the
States Postal Service and have your newspaper deliveries paused so things do not pile up. Have a neighbor check.
As always, you should lock all your doors and windows and set your alarm if you have one.
Vacation Watch Form for your residence to be
checked by officers during your absence.
Throwing a party?
Have liquid refreshments that are non-alcoholic available too.
Encourage some in attendance to be non-drinking designated drivers.
Arrange transportation for those who become intoxicated.
Going to a party?
Recipes for the Road is a collection of non-alcoholic beverages.
Tips on Fire Safety