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 kchase@BloomingtonMN.gov.