As we enter one of the busiest shopping and travel times of the year, Pasco Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens to stay attentive during the holidays. It’s important to take steps to keep safe to prevent yourself from becoming a victim. Taking extra precautions this holiday season goes a long way in ensuring that you, your loved ones and your property stay safe. Stay tuned to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office social media pages for the latest updates and safety information.
If you’re traveling for the holidays, take a few moments before you leave to ensure your home is safe and secure. Stay safe from theft and other safety concerns by following these smart steps before you head out:
- Lock all windows and doors, and ensure the locks work.
- Check that your exterior lights are functioning properly, especially those near doors or windows, as those looking to commit crime tend to avoid well lit locations.
- Consider investing in a timer for your lights, both interior and exterior.
- Have a trusted neighbor or friend pick up your mail and trash cans while you’re away, and remove hidden keys from outside your home.
- If you can, consider installing a camera system on your home so you’ll be able to spot an issue quickly and call law enforcement.
- Avoid posting on social media that you’ll be away from home.
Don’t let criminals take advantage of you while traveling this holiday season. PSO wishes you a safe and happy holiday season!
Check back with News.PascoSheriff.com for more helpful shopping and travel safety tips from PSO in November!
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PSO has certified and civilian positions available, including full and part time opportunities! Check out current opportunities such as:
- Law Enforcement Deputy
- School Crossing Guard
- Fleet Mechanic III
- Child Protective Investigator Trainee
For all open career opportunities available at PSO, visit JoinPSO.com today!
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. For telecommunication, dial 711 then provide TTY operator with our phone number: 727-844-7791.
Free Food Distribution
Pasco Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with Farm Share, Holiday Bible Church, the Gentlemen’s Course, the Samaritan Corporation of Pasco County, Inc. and the Pasco County NAACP for a free community food distribution! The next food distribution event will be at Holiday Bible Church on Thursday, November 17 and will begin at 9 a.m. It’s first come first served, so come out early! We’re thrilled to connect our community to this resource. See you there!