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Holiday Safety Tips From the Dubuque Police Department

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With the holiday season upon us, the Dubuque Police Department would like to offer the following safety tips.

Get there (and back) safely:

 Do not drive impaired: call a taxi, ride service, use a designated driver, or stay put.

Everyone buckles up, regardless of seating position within the vehicle.

Avoid distractions – electronic or otherwise.

Slow down (or avoid driving) during adverse weather/road conditions.

 Preventing package theft:

Lock your vehicle & do not leave items of value in plain sight.

Utilize shipping/tracking alerts on packages being delivered to your home.

If not home upon delivery, ask a trusted neighbor to secure the package for you.

If possible, require a signature for deliveries.

If you see a package sitting outside your neighbor’s home, contact them & ask if they would like you to take the package in.

General safety:

Report all suspicious/criminal activity: 563-589-4415 or 9-1-1 (emergency only)

Safety in numbers – no matter what the activity, try to take someone with you.

Always be aware of your surroundings & prepared to act.

Visit cityofdubuque.org/crimeprevention for more crime prevention tips!

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