Tell Police and neighbors about your departure and anticipated return. Let them know when you get back.

Stop deliveries of mail, newspapers, milk.

Arrange for lawn care or snow removal.

Bring everything inside. Lawn furniture, toys, tools, and bicycles should be stored indoors.

Call the police department and officers will check your home. To request a vacation check fill out the form at http://redcenter.us/vaccheck.asp

Remove valuable articles from places where they can be easily seen through windows.

Prepare an itinerary with phone numbers and give it to a neighbor.

Ask your neighbor to look in to see that nothing has been disturbed while you are away.

Don't pull shades down or close draperies unless you normally follow that practice. Ask your neighbor to alter window appearance from time to time.

Use timers to light your home at night, inside and out, and ask your neighbor to change lighting arrangements in rooms.

If a burglary is discovered while you are away, ask your neighbor to call the police immediately, then get in touch with you.

Request an inspection of your premises well in advance of your departure. The Crime Prevention Bureau will suggest security improvements.

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Massillon, Ohio 44646

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