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Holiday safety tip of the week - Dec. 25
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The holidays are a time when thieves and con artists are frequently on the prowl. Here are some tips from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office to help keep your home, your car, your possessions, and your family safe.

Keeping your home safe

• We all want our homes to reflect the joy of the season, but avoid displaying gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway.

• Arrange to have packages delivered to a neighbor if you’re not home to receive them.

• Packages left on porches or doorsteps are "easy picking" for thieves. It also draws unwanted attention to your home.

Above all, if you are victimized, report it to the sheriff’s office immediately.

This Holiday Travel Safety Tip was provided by:

Cpl. Justin Hipps

Newton County Sheriff’s Office

Uniform Patrol Division