RP police have advice on summer safety precautions
Bookmark and Share

It can be easy to forget to close a door or window, but if they are left open it creates an easy opportunity for a burglar. The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety offers a summer safety tips. 

At home

• Always lock your doors and windows especially at night and when you're away. 

• Secure ladders and tools so they can't be used to gain entry into your home. 

• Be wary of anyone who approaches your front door and don't let them take up too much of your time. Criminals work together; one will come to your door and distract you while the other sneaks into your home. Ask for an ID of a utility person. 

• Be a good neighbor, lookout for one another. 

• Excessive dog barking could be a sign of an intruder and may warrant a call to the police department. 

• Report suspicious activity to the department's non-emergency line (707) 584-2600. 

When going on vacation

• Lock up your home, activate your alarm. 

• Don't broadcast your plans on social media. 

• Hold the delivery of your mail and newspaper or ask a trusted friend to pick them up for you. 

• Buy a timer for your lights and set them in a random pattern. 

• Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway. 

Car safety

• Never leave your car running unattended, even to dash into a store. 

• Always roll up your windows and lock your car even in hot weather. 

• Never leave valuables in plain sight. 

• Park cars in well-lit areas. 

• Never leave any keys in the car or ignition. 

• Never leave children or animals unattended. 

Bike safety

• Always wear a helmet. 

• Follow the rules of the road. 

• Ride with the flow of traffic, not against it. 

• Wear bright-colored or reflective clothing. 

• If you're not riding, lock your bike.

• Parents, set parameters on where kids are allowed to ride.

Post Your Comments:
 *name appears on your post