Thomas Township

BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS

  • Always wear a properly fitting helmet.
  • Stop and look in all directions for traffic.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals.
  • Ride on the right-hand side of the street (with traffic).
  • Wear light or bright colored clothing.
  • Avoid loose-fitting pants.
  • Do not ride at night.

PERSONAL SAFETY

  • Never let strangers into your home.
  • Do not give out personal information over the phone.
  • Look inside your vehicle before getting into it.
  • Do not go home if being followed.  Drive to a police station or well-populated area and ask for help.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Never put your purse or wallet on the counter or leave it in a shopping cart while examining merchandise.
  • Always put your purse over your shoulder.  Never hold it just by the strap.
  • Do not be conned.  If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.  Never send money for a chance to win something or obtain merchandise you did not order.

PROPERTY PROTECTION

  • Entry doors should have deadbolt locks with at least a 1” throw.
  • Basement windows should be permanently secured unless used as an emergency exit.
  • Garage doors should always be closed and locked.
  • Keep shrubbery trimmed away from windows and doors.  These allow for concealment of intruders.
  • Record serial numbers for items in your home and garage when possible in case of theft. It is a good idea to make a video recording or take photographs of all items of value.
  • Marking stereos, televisions, tools etc. with your driver’s license number helps identify property if it is stolen. ***
  • Make sure you take the car keys with you when you exit your car.
  • Never leave valuables in your car in plain view.  If you must leave items in your car, lock them in the trunk.
  • Do not leave your vehicle running with keys in the ignition when you are away from the vehicle.
  • Keep bikes locked when not using them.
  • Make sure bikes are registered (the Police Department issues bike licenses).

***Engravers are available at the Police Department for resident’s use.

VACATION SECURITY PRACTICES

  • Make your home look as normal as possible.
  • Keep shades in daytime position (this allows police to see in).
  • Put lights, both interior and exterior, on timers when possible.
  • Have your mail and newspapers picked up.
  • Keep grass cut/driveway shoveled.
  • Put your home on the police vacation house checklist.  
  • Unplug all unnecessary electrical items.
  • Turn down volume on telephone and answering machine.

WALKING SAFETY TIPS

  • Always walk on sidewalks when available or on the left-hand side of the road (facing traffic).
  • Wear bright or light colored clothing.
  • At night wear clothing with reflective stripes or patches.
  • Always carry some form of identification in case of accident or emergency.
  • Always walk or jog in pairs at night or after dark.
  • Follow all traffic signals and safety rules. They are there for your protection.
  • When walking or jogging with  headphones, always be aware of your surroundings.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday
8am-5pm

249 North Miller Road
Saginaw, MI 48609-4896

PHONE: 781-0150

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Community Calendar

August 2018
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July 29, 2018July 30, 2018July 31, 2018August 1, 2018August 2, 2018August 3, 2018August 4, 2018
August 5, 2018August 6, 2018August 7, 2018August 8, 2018August 9, 2018August 10, 2018August 11, 2018

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

Brush Site Open
August 12, 2018August 13, 2018August 14, 2018

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)
August 15, 2018

Category: Community EventsPlanning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting
August 16, 2018August 17, 2018August 18, 2018
August 19, 2018August 20, 2018August 21, 2018August 22, 2018August 23, 2018August 24, 2018August 25, 2018

Category: Community EventsBrush Site Open

Brush Site Open
August 26, 2018August 27, 2018August 28, 2018

Category: Community EventsZoning Board of Appeals (if needed)

Zoning Board of Appeals (if needed)
August 29, 2018August 30, 2018August 31, 2018September 1, 2018

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