As Independence Day gets underway and Dedham residents prepare for any planned summer vacations this season, the Dedham Police Department this week released a list of summer vacation tips to keep in mind before heading out of town.
Vacation Safety Tips
- Notify the Dedham Police Department that you are leaving and leave a contact number in case of emergency.
- Stop newspaper and mail delivery or arrange for a neighbor or friend to pick them up for you. Don't let the mail or newspapers pile up.
- Arrange for lawn service.
- Arrange for pet care.
- Check alarm systems and notify alarm companies that monitor your fire and burglar alarms.
- Cut shrubs below window level and trim trees away from your home.
- Lock all doors and windows
- Leave a key, itinerary, alarm code and phone number with a trustworthy neighbor.
Have other good tips you want to share? Let your neighbors know in the comments section below!