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June 12, 2018 > Vacation plans? Consider home safety before leaving

Vacation plans? Consider home safety before leaving

Submitted By Captain Chomnan Loth, Newark PD

Are you planning a family getaway for a holiday, or taking a well-deserved vacation soon? If so, let the Newark Police Department know your plans and they can help make sure your home stays safe through their Vacation House Check program.

RAVEN volunteers and police officers, as time permits, will drive by your home keeping an eye out for you while you are away. There is no cost for the service. The more detailed the information you provide, the easier it is for us to determine if anything is amiss, or to contact you in an emergency should the need arise.

As a safety precaution, only tell people that need to know about your plans to be away, plan to stop your deliveries, or have someone tend to them in your absence. Also, never post vacation photos or make comments about being away from home on any social media sites or in voice mail messages. Save these postings until you have returned home.

More information about the Vacation House Check program, including a link to register for it, is posted online at www.newark.org/departments/police/protect-yourself/vacation-house-check.

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