Shopping Safety Tips

The holiday shopping season is upon us and the North Syracuse Village Police Department would like to offer some shopping safety tips:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid parking in isolated areas.
  • Walk in lighted areas and on established paths.
  • Have your keys ready versus digging through a purse or bag as you walk through a parking lot.
  • Look for and park near security cameras.
  • Keep bags in your trunk and not in open view.
  • Be alert in crowded places like parking lots, jammed aisles and elevators.
  • Safety in numbers; if possible, shop with family or friends.
  • If someone makes you uncomfortable, or the situation doesn’t seem right, trust your instincts and leave.
  • Carry a purse close to the body and hold it tight.
  • If you have a number of packages from one store, put them in your trunk before you arrive at the next store, restaurant, etc.
  • At home or while shopping, never leave any personal items in your vehicle or in plain sight. This includes money (even loose change), credit cards, cell phones, purses and GPS units.
  • Never leave any door unlocked or windows open.
  • Always allow yourself extra time; while in a rush, people forget basic safety rules.
  • If you see anything suspicious, call 911.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A Babysitter's Training Course will be offered on Tuesday, August 18th at the Community Center from 9am - 3:30pm. Cost is $55 per student. Register through the Parks Office.

Kennedy Pool will remain open through Sunday, August 30th. Daily hours are 11am-7pm. Bring your season's pool pass or pay $3 for the day.

Be sure to check out our summer concert series held on Wednesday nights in July & August at Lonergan Park. Enjoy free entertainment and a food vendor will be on site. See the Parks calendar for more details.

Yoga classes are held on Wednesdays at 4pm & 5:30 pm at the Community Center. Register through the Parks Office.

Upcoming Events
  • August 30, 2015 – Kennedy Pool Closes for the Season
    N/A, Swimming
  • August 30, 2015 – Historical Schoolhouse Open
    2:00 pm, Community
  • September 10, 2015 – Village Board Meeting
    6:30 pm, Board Meetings
  • September 22, 2015 – Driver's Safety Course
    9:00 am, Community
  • September 24, 2015 – Village Board Meeting
    4:30 pm, Board Meetings
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