The Sacramento Police Department is sharing some information to help people remain aware and safe during the holiday season.

Home Safety Tips

  • Put exterior motion sensitive lighting in the front side door into the garage, and rear entrance.
  • Get a burglar alarm professionally installed.
  • Make sure to keep up with the maintenance of your home. Trimming shrubbery in the front yard prevents “hiding spots” for lurkers.
  • Get a dog or put “Beware of Dog” signs up even in you don’t own a dog.

Walking Safety Tips

  • Remain vigilant, be alert, and look behind you.
  • Don’t walk alone and carry minimal cash or jewelry.
  • Park in well-lit areas and near store entrances.
  • Have keys in hand when walking to your vehicle.
  • Once inside, lock your doors immediately.

Vacation Safety Tips

  • Have good locks on your windows and doors and use them!
  • Ask your neighbor to watch your house while you’re away.
  • Stop all deliveries, or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
  • Never leave your housekey hidden outside your home.
  • Do not post your vacation plans on social media.
  • Set your exterior lights on a timer (extra tip, in-house light timers can make the house look occupied in the evenings).