Peel Police offers March Break Tips for You and Your Family

Peel Police offers March Break Tips for You and Your Family

Peel – Planning a trip? Then don’t forget to plan for safety.

Before you leave

  • Check for travel warnings – travel section of the newspaper.
  • Obtain traveller’s cheques and record the numbers.
  • Record passport information in two safe places.
  • List emergency phone numbers.
  • Passport office phone number
  • Credit card numbers
  • Travellers cheque phone number
  • Do not announce travel plans to people you don’t know well and do not post on-line through social media sites.
  • Purchase a money belt. Don’t carry all your cash, traveller’s cheques etc. in one place.
  • Take only the valuables you need and properly secure those valuables such as jewellery you leave behind in a safety deposit box.

Travelling Alone?

  • Let a friend or family member know your daily plans and plan to call.
  • Securing your home
  • Ask a trusted family member or friend to regularly pick up flyers and mail when you’re away. Invite them to use your driveway.
  • Arrange for snow removal.
  • Place lights on at least two timers. Try to duplicate the way your house would normally look.

At the Airport

  • Place your destination or business address on the luggage tag. Leave your home address inside your luggage.
  • Do not leave jewellery or other valuables you require for your trip in checked luggage.
  • Carry your passport in a shirt pocket if you can.
  • Constantly monitor and/or hold onto your bags.
  • Be aware of the potential for distraction thefts.

At the hotel

  • Don’t allow hotel staff, service people or any other visitor into your room without confirming who they are with the front desk.
  • Do not leave small valuables that can be pocketed in your room. Use the hotel safe if required.
  • Limit the valuables you carry around pool and beach areas.
  • Keep doors and windows locked, including the balcony door.

Car trips

  • In addition to normal precautions that you would take:
  • Don’t leave maps on display.
  • Accompany children to the washroom.

For more information, please visit our website at and click on “Crime Prevention”, then “Resources & Tips”. For other crime prevention strategies, please contact Sergeant B. Rutz or Constable Tom McKay at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4020/4025.