Holiday Safety Tips

  • Always lock vehicle doors. Never keep holiday packages and valuable items in view inside of your vehicle. Remember LOCK, TAKE and HIDE. Display a HVPD Stop Thief placard. If you don't have one just call 972-317-6551 or email and we will deliver one to you!
  • When dashing out for the holiday season, make sure the garage door is closed to prevent theft in the home. Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
  • When out after nightfall, park in well-lit areas. Walk confidently to your vehicle, have your keys in hand and check to make sure no one is hiding underneath or inside your vehicle.
  • Shop with friends or relatives- there is safety in numbers. Teach children what to do if you become separated.
  • Never count cash in open areas or after leaving an ATM.
  • When making a credit card purchase, keep personal information such as home address and phone number private.
  • When making online purchases, shop only from well-established and reputable companies. Take note of the icons that indicate security software is in place. Print and maintain a copy of all terms, conditions, warranties, and confirmation e-mails.
  • If holiday travel is in your plan, ask a trusted neighbor to watch your home and pick up mail and newspapers. Purchase an automatic timer for lights.
  • Before hitting the busy roadways, plan your travel routes and avoid distractions inside of the vehicle. Keep thumbs on the wheel. Do not text and drive.
  • Stay alert. Be safe. Report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.