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HPD Offers Fall Break Safety Tips

HPD Offers Fall Break Safety Tips

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

October 5th, 2017

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Fall Break will begin for many Henderson families this week. For those of you traveling, please keep in mind that the “bad guys” have Facebook too. Henderson City Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond advises don’t post vacation photos, tag yourself at locations out of town, or anything about your travel plans. This lets the bad guys know that your home will be empty and makes it a prime target for a burglary. Make arrangements with someone to check on your home while you are away. Unplug unnecessary electronics, turn off water, make sure pets are properly cared for, and stop your mail/newspaper delivery too. Social media is a great way to share your adventures with friends and family, but it can also cause you to be a victim. Double check the settings on your social media accounts so you know who can and cannot see your posts. If you’re part of the majority who are not traveling and may have children home alone, be very careful about who you share that information with. Make sure that your children are old enough and mature enough to be left alone and that they know what to do in case of an emergency. Last, but not least, Officer Richmond says enjoy yourself!

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