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5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #608
Post Office Box 15679
Long Beach California, 90815-0679
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Community News

LBPD Offers Holiday Safety Tips

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 24
11/20/2012


By Media Relations Detail

As the holiday season approaches, the Long Beach Police Department would like to remind everyone to take extra safety precautions, report suspicious activity immediately by calling police dispatch at 9-1-1 or (562) 435-6711, and practice the following safety tips:

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 motion sensor lighting in a location that it cannot be easily tampered with
- 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

Suggestions for business operators:

- Lock unused doors (in compliance with Fire Codes)
- Keep only necessary cash in the register
- Vary the schedule and route for bank deposits each day
- Ensure the register is clearly visible to passers-by
- Advertise your security alarm system with signs in visible locations
- Ensure video surveillance cameras capture facial features
- Develop a mutual aid system among stores on your block or close to you

For additional crime prevention tips, visit www.longbeach.gov/police