Safe travels, safe home

Well, Christmas is almost here!  It’s the last day of school before winter break here at Westfield, and many of us have plans to travel for the holidays!  Two things to make travels a little better this year….

1.  Fuel prices!  Have you seen them?  An early present to us all!  HolidayTravel

2.  As a service to the community, Westfield Police Department is offering to help keep your home safe while you are away by offering: vacation security checks!  Residents who are traveling over the holiday and would like to take advantage of this service may visit http://bit.ly/1zudlmr and fill out a request form.  Patrol officers will then swing by to check your residence at various times while you are away.

In addition to offering this vacation security check service, Westfield Police Department is offering a few common sense safety tips while you are away…

  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked before you leave, and set the alarm if you have one.
  • Set lights on a timer, and if you have someone stopping by to check on things, have them turn on and off different lights to make it look like you are home.
  • Stop your mail and newspaper delivery.
  • Do not share details of your vacation on social media sites, and wait to share photos on social media until you have returned.
  • Have your neighbor take out your trash on collection day.

Safe travels!!

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