Student Vacation Tips Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Summer Break
Student vacations are a time when many will be away from their off-campus apartment or house. The safety of these residences is of a great concern for police departments. Some off-campus residences have burglarized in years past. Here are some crime prevention tips to be aware of while you are away on vacation.
Have good locks on the doors and windows - use them.
Make sure your residence appears lived in - not empty.
Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on the place while you are gone.
Use timers to turn on lights, televisions, or radios while you are gone.
Turn your phone ringers down or off.
Do not announce your absence on your answering machine.
Try to leave a vehicle parked in your driveway while you are gone.
Take all valuables with you.
Ask the local police to check you residence while you are away.