Safety Tips From Newport Beach Police Dept.
Welcome to Newport Beach
Our city is fortunate to have a well-deserved reputation for being a premier tourist destination, not only for the beautiful beaches, tremendous shopping and dining opportunities, but for the community’s overall sense of safety.
We have a few suggestions to help you enjoy your stay with us and avoid lost or stolen property.
Theft Prevention Tips For Your Home Away from Home...
• Always keep an eye on your luggage- never leave luggage unattended when you are loading and unloading your vehicle or inside a hotel lobby.
• Close and lock all windows and doors before leaving your hotel room or vacation home, weather for the day or for a few minutes.
• Place your valuables in a safe place so that they are not easily seen from a door or window.
• Never leave money, checks, credit cards, or car keys in your hotel room or vacation home. Take them with you.
• Never answer the door to a stranger. Always use a door viewer or a nearby window to see who is at the door and communicate through a closed door. If you are staying in a vacation home and believe the individual’s behavior is suspicious, contact the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.
Purses, Backpacks, and Beach Bags
• Don’t lose sight of your valuables!
• When you are dinning out, never hang your purse over the back of your chair.
• At the beach, never leave a backpack or beach bag unattended.
If you are staying in a vacation home that provides bikes, remember to always secure them inside the residence or a locked garage.
• If the bikes are kept outside, a bike lock should be used to secure the bike to a fixed object.
• Don’t forget to take the bike lock with you when you go sightseeing. If you leave a bike unsecured or unattended while you grab a quick bite to eat, it might be gone when you return.
What would you do without your cell phone?
• Keep a close eye on your cell phone, laptop, iPad, camera, or other electronics. These items are often targeted by thieves looking for a crime of opportunity. When you are distracted or preoccupied, items such as these are easily picked up and concealed before you realize they are gone.
In Your Car: Help stop vehicle crime by reducing the desire and eliminating the opportunity.
• Don’t’ leave valuables in your car. If you cannot take them with you, conceal them from view prior to arriving at your destination. • Remember to always close all windows, lock the doors, and activate your car alarm.
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