For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Kusmiss, S-6, Berkeley Police Department, (510) 981-5881

Being aware around ATMs, in your car, at home and while shopping will help you and your family have a safe holiday season

Berkeley, California (Friday, December 07, 2007) - It's a festive time of year, with lots of shopping, cooking and celebrating to do. With so much on our minds, its easy to get preoccupied and forget our basic crime prevention skills. Please remember these tips as you are out and about.

Cash Machine Safety

 Car Safety

 Shopping Safety Tips

 Around the House

These tips are taken from a brochure created by the Berkeley Police Department. To download the brochure or, if you are planning on traveling, a vacation watch form, visit