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.
- 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.
- 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 http://www.peelpolice.ca/ 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.