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Protect your Car and Bicycle

Please see the tips below for keeping your car and bicycle safe.

Protect your Car

Don't make it easy for thieves to steal your valuables.
Take these common sense steps:
  • Always lock you car and pocket your keys.
  • Close windows all the way and make sure your trunk is locked.
  • Keep everything of value that you can in your trunk.
  • If you can’t leave valuables in the trunk put them in the glove compartment or make sure they are out of sight.
  • An unattended car electronics are virtually guaranteed to be stolen. Secure all phone equipment and computer equipment in the trunk or glove compartment.
  • Park in well-lighted and busy areas. Avoid leaving your vehicle in unattended parking lots for long periods of time.
  • If you park in a lot where you must leave a key, leave the ignition key only.
  • Don’t leave your registration inside your vehicle, but carry it with you. Important identification papers or credit cards should never be left in the glove compartment.
  • Report all suspicious activity wherever you are. You may be preventing a crime against your vehicle or someone else’s.
  • Investigate security systems if you live in a high-theft area.
  • Buy radios and CD players that can be removed and locked in your trunk.

Protect Your Bicycle

  • Never leave your bike unattended. If unable to secure – bring it inside.
  • Lock up your bike with a u-lock (i.e. kryptonite).