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While Away

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  • Let the Police know!  This is a great service that the City does.  You go to the police station and fill out a form saying how long you will be away and what cars will be in the driveway, and the Police will do drive-by's and even walk the perimeter of your house while you are away.  
  • Let your neighbors know!  Make sure your neighbors know when you will be away and when you will be returning.
  • Driveway - let your neighbor park their car in your driveway while you are away.
  • Keep a light on - Putting a light or two on timers is a good idea.  I also like to have a radio playing (talk, not music).  
  • Stop your paper/mail - A bunch of newspapers sitting on your front step is a pretty good sign that you are not home.  Stop them or have someone pick them up.