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Holiday Safety Tips

With the holiday season in full swing, it is important that we are attentive to what is happening in our community as well as be good neighbors. The Long Beach Police Department has compiled some helpful reminders.

Remember to report suspicious activity immediately by calling police dispatch at 9-1-1 or the non-emergency line at (562) 435-6711. If you are traveling, you can request patrol of your property by calling my office at (562) 570-6918 or the non-emergency line.

While shopping:

-Place all gifts and packages in the trunk or out of sight
-Be aware of your surroundings at all times and walk with confidence
-Park in well-lighted areas
-Avoid shopping alone; there is safety in numbers
-Use credit or debit cards for purchases to avoid carrying large amounts of cash
-Keep car doors locked and windows closed
-Carry purses or bags close to your body
-Have the car key in your hand prior to getting to your vehicle
-Report suspicious persons or packages to on-site security or police

Suggestions in and around your home:

-Keep gifts in areas that cannot be seen from doorways or windows
-Install exterior motion sensor lighting
-Keep bushes and shrubbery trimmed to eliminate places for thieves to hide
-Postpone mail and newspaper deliveries while traveling
-Do not store gifts in vehicles or unsecured areas

I would like to wish you and your family a joyful holiday. As always, feel free to give us a call with any questions or concerns. Have a joyous and safe holiday!