This month’s crime prevention tip focuses on holiday gifts. Due to the holiday season, many people receive or order gifts by mail. These packages are often left stacked in front of a residence for hours before being retrieved by the homeowner. Packages are often stolen during daylight hours, and sometimes are not noticed missing for days by the homeowner. To help prevent your packages from being stolen, have them delivered to an alternate location if you know you will not be home to receive them. You can request signature delivery, and keep track of your shipments to know when they should be at your home. Be sure to keep the exterior of your home lighted to deter criminals. Also make sure to secure your home, and keep the packages/gifts inside of your residence out of view from windows. Take the time and help prevent crime this holiday season!