Preparing to Leave Town

What You Can Do
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to collect your newspapers and mail.  
  • Leave lights on inside your home to make it look occupied, as well as a car in the driveway.  
  • Put some lights on a timer to give the impression that someone is at home.  Get a timer with random-pattern options, because a burglar will usually know if timers are set to turn on at the same time every day. 
Additional Resources

The Washington Association of Sheriff’s and Police Chiefs