Holiday Precautions

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Holiday Precautions

With another holiday season already upon us, I would again like to pass on some recommendations about personal safety that I believe to be particularly important at this time of year.

Unfortunately, there is a certain element of our society that prefers to support their holiday season at the expense of others. Please keep your car doors locked both while driving and parked and don’t roll down your windows for strangers. Be particularly wary when stopped at traffic lights and when entering and exiting your vehicle in a parking lot. If you are struck from behind in what appears to be a minor rear-end accident, pull over in a well lit, populated area to investigate. While shopping, try to keep all packages and gifts out of sight in your vehicle, preferably locked in the trunk. Try to enter and exit stores (particularly malls) around other groups of shoppers. We tend to see an increase in burglaries this time of year so please remain diligent in your efforts to keep your homes and vehicles secure. If installed, set your alarm, even if you are only leaving for a short time. Successful burglaries to homes equipped with a good alarm system, that is kept armed, are very rare. Well-positioned outdoor lighting can also be a successful deterrent.  

Please remember that we provide a complete Home Security Survey service that is free of charge to any resident of the Town of Indialantic. To schedule a Home Security Survey or if you would like to know about any of the other services provided by your police department, call 723-7788 or email communityofficer@indialantic.com. You can also find important information by going to the Town’s web site at www.indialantic.com and following the link to the main police page.

Thank you for your continued support and have a safe and happy holiday season!  

Troy W. Morris

Chief of Police