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Posted on: December 3, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Dublin Police Services to Conduct Holiday Crime Suppression Detail

During the next two months Dublin Police will be deploying extra staff to conduct a Holiday Crime Suppression Detail. The operation will target crime trends that are common during the holiday season. The increase in staff will include marked and unmarked patrol vehicles, officers on foot patrol as well as bicycles.

The holidays are a special time of year and a time when busy people forget to be careful about their property and personal safety. As a result, people are especially vulnerable to theft and other crimes.

Dublin Police would like to remind the public to report suspicious activity to the police department and remember the following holiday safety tips.

SHOPPING TIPS:

• When shopping, park your car in a well-lit area.

• Never place packages on floors or counters or leave them unattended when purchasing additional items.

• Lock your packages and gifts in your vehicle’s trunk. If you have no trunk be certain they are out of sight. Keep all valuables completely out of view.

• Parked cars should have all windows tightly closed and all doors locked. Always have your car keys readily available in your hand before you walk to your car and scan interior of car to be sure no one is hiding inside.

• Women should carry their purses under their arms and men should carry their wallets in an inside coat pocket or front pant pocket.

• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Whenever possible, pay for purchases with checks or credit cards.

• Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. Criminals may try various methods of distraction with the intent of taking money or belongings.

Dublin Police can be reached at the following telephone numbers:

Dispatch- (925) 462-1212
Crime Prevention- (925) 833-6690
Dublin Police Service General- (925) 833-6670

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