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Season’s safety tips

During the holidays, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Take a look at the following tips to stay safe this holiday season. The Bloomington Police Department wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

  • Before reaching your destination, lock prior purchases in the trunk. 
  • Park close to your destination in a lighted area away from cars with tinted windows and large vehicles. 
  • Locate your keys before to returning to your car.
  • Don’t approach your car alone if suspicious people are in the area.
  • Shop during daylight. If it’s dark, go with a friend or family member. 
  • Dress casually and comfortably. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. 
  • If possible, shop without a purse or wallet. Carry your driver’s license or other identification along with cash, checks and credit cards you expect to use. 
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and keep cash in your front pocket.
  • Select ATMs located in brightly lighted public places. 
  • Take your ATM receipts with you.

For information, contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Katie Chase at 952-563-8808 or