As the Christmas Holiday shopping season quickly approaches, the CPD would like to ask residents to be very conscious of their surroundings when out and about on the street of Calhoun.
Here are some of the things they ask you to do for your security and the protection of your purchases:
If you shop at night, don’t go alone, have someone with you and be very observant of your surroundings. If you leave valuables in your vehicle while out shopping, place them in the trunk; don’t leave them in the car where they are visible. If you purchase items and are going to leave your vehicle again, place the items in the trunk out of sight. Always lock your car.
When shopping, don’t flash large amounts of cash; be very discreet when getting your money out of your purse or wallet to pay.
If you are using a credit card or debit card, look for anyone watching to obtain your card numbers and be sure your card is returned to you.
When writing checks, be very careful that no one can read your account number and again, be very careful to keep your checkbook in your possession.
Ladies, while shopping keep your purse within arms length, don’t leave it unattended in your shopping cart. Keep your purse closed, don’t open where the contents are visible and accessible.
Be especially careful of phone calls this time of year asking for any personal information, don’t give out personal information, unless you made the call and know who you are speaking with.
When you take your gifts home keep your doors locked when not home. Be very careful about visitors; don’t let strangers in you home.
Don’t put gifts under the tree in front of a window and leave home. If you are out of the house, close the curtains or blinds. Good common sense is the best protection.
The Calhoun Police Department will be conducting numerous Road Safety Checks in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety during November and December. At these road checks they will be placing emphasis on seat belts, unsafe drivers and unsafe vehicles.
The Calhoun Police Department wishes everyone, “A Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and we want everyone to have a safe and happy this holiday season.”