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Safety tips for holiday travelers

by Tonya Durlach

Nov. 15, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is reminding students, faculty and staff to take precautions with their personal property before leaving Kalamazoo for the long Thanksgiving weekend.

In the past, public safety officers have reported an increased number of break-ins during holiday weekends. Police reports show that many of these incidents could have been prevented if the residents had made sure doors and windows were secured and locked.

"Leaving items of value in plain sight is an invitation for home and vehicle break-ins," says WMU Deputy Police Chief Blaine Kalafut, who offers several tips to keep yourself and your belongings safe.

Secure your home

Secure your vehicle