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Houston County Sheriff
Friday October 23rd, 2009 :: 11:08 p.m. CDT


The holiday season is just around the corner.Now is a good time to check your home security.

The holiday season is just around the corner. Now is a good time to check your home security.Criminals look for easy targets,some simple, common sense crime prevention practice can improve your home security. Here are a few tips.
1)Place sufficient lighting in the front/back of your home and garage.
2)Use deadbolt locks as secondary locks on all doors.
3)Develop rapport with neighbors. You are more apt to look out for each other if you know each other.
4)Trim all landscaping below windows to avoid concealment areas.
5)Create the illusion that you are home by using timers on lights,radios and tv's.Make your home appear occupied, even when no one is home.
6)Never leave clues that you are away on a trip.Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway or parking place.
For a more detailed list, along with a home security check list contact Sheriff Kennith Barnes at 931-289-4613.

Houston County Sheriff
3330 TN-149
Erin, TN 37061

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 931-289-4613

Kennith Barnes

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