The surest way to minimize being the victim of a crime is to take the steps to protect yourself and your property.
If it looks like someone is up to no-good, they probably are. Please call the Holly Police Department immediately. Our officers and dispatchers are trained to investigate suspicious activities and determine if a crime is being committed. One of the best security systems you can have is a “Nosy Neighbor.” Our department encourages your neighbors to be “Nosy,” especially if there is strange activity occurring around your property. If someone or something seems “suspicious” to you or just makes you feel somewhat uncomfortable, there is probably good reason for it. Be a good neighbor and return the favor by keeping a watchful eye on their property and report any suspicious activity or vehicles immediately. This continued partnership between the Holly Police Department and the community is essential in helping us provide a quality service to ensure the safety of our citizens.
- Always secure your doors and windows.
- Garages and door walls are targets for thieves.
- Always ensure your garage door and pedestrian doors are secured.
- Do not leave garage door remote controls in cars not parked in the garage.
- Use 1 1/2″ dowel rod in the track of all sliding glass windows and doors to help prevent them from opening.
- It has been proven time and time again that the proper use and application of physical security will stop a would be burglar.
- Do not leave anything of value in your vehicle in plain view.
- Always lock your vehicle doors.
- If possible, park your vehicle in your garage. If this is not possible park your vehicle in a well-lit area and lock the doors.
- Never leave a vehicle unattended while running.
- There is a trend of things being stolen from vehicles in the parking lots of fitness centers and fun centers. While going to these places, be extra careful to remove all items of value and secure your vehicle.
- Always keep control of all your property.
- Your belongings are not safe while you are playing sports or at work unless you have them properly locked or are in possession of them.
- Thieves wait for the right time and will take property quickly.
- Unfortunately you cannot always trust co-workers or other business associates.
- Do not rely on others to watch your belongings. if they fail, you will be the victim, not them.
- Always maintain your credit cards and secure the credit numbers.
- If you suspect that you have been the victim of credit fraud, call your credit card company and have them run a query of your changes.
- Never give your bank account numbers over the phone. Especially if solicited!
Although automated teller machines offer the convenience of banking 24 hours per day, ATMs are often the targets of criminals.
Try to avoid using an ATM by yourself. Either take someone with you, or only use an ATM when others are around.
- If possible, avoid using an ATM after dark. If you must, choose one that is well lighted and does not have tall bushes nearby.
- When you arrive at an ATM, look around. If you see anything that makes you uncomfortable or anyone who looks suspicious, do not stop. Either use an ATM at a different location, or come back later. Notify the authorities.
- Have your access card and any other documents you need ready when you approach an ATM. While you are fumbling with a wallet or purse you are an easy target for a thief.
- If someone else is using the ATM when you arrive, avoid standing right behind them. Give enough space to conduct their transaction in privacy.
- Even while using the ATM, stay alert to your surroundings. Look up and around every few seconds while transacting your business. Protect your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Do not enter your PIN if anyone else can see the screen. Shield your PIN from onlookers by using your body.
- When your transaction is finished, be sure you have your card and your receipt, then leave immediately. Avoid counting or otherwise displaying large amounts of cash.
- As you leave, keep a look out. Be alert for anything or anyone who appears suspicious. If you think you are being followed, go directly to a Police Station or go to an area with many people and call the police.