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.

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Monday - Friday
8am-5pm

249 North Miller Road
Saginaw, MI 48609-4896

PHONE: 781-0150

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