Maynard Police Department

Tips on How to Stay Safe While Shopping

With the upcoming holiday season here are some tips on how to stay safe while shopping!

  1. Lock your doors, windows, cars, and garages at all times. Don’t place your garage door opener in your car during this time of year.
  2. Don’t hide packages in your car. Thieves are betting that cars have packages in them. “Smash and grab” break-ins this time of year are very common.
  3. Keep the exterior of your home well lit. Dark homes are more enticing to a burglar than a well-lit home so for the next 6 weeks consider leaving some lights on.
  4. Leave a television on when you leave the house and schedule automatic lights with an inexpensive auto timer.