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Posted on: December 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Safety Tips from Nags Head Police Department


Driving and Travel

  • Be patient, we all know how stressful the season can be with busy roads.

  • Don’t Drink and Drive, if you have consumed alcohol seek alternate transportation. Driving while intoxicated is a sure way to ruin the season, your life or someone else’s.



  • When shopping, carry your bag or purse, don’t leave it unattended in a cart.

  • Use credit or debit cards for purchases. Avoid exposing or using large amounts of cash.

  • Place your purchases in a vehicle trunk, if no trunk, conceal your purchases especially if returning to the store.

  • When walking to or from your vehicle avoid becoming distracted by using your cell phone.

  • Park in a well-lit area, have your keys ready to open your vehicle when you return.

  • When shopping online use credit cards at trusted sites.

  • Have packages delivered to your business. If delivered to your home think of an alternate drop off location i.e., side of house, or storage room. Have a friend or neighbor pick up package. Schedule a pick up.


Safety at Home

  • Lock your doors and windows.

  • Let a neighbor know if you are leaving for an extended period.

  • Leave a light on inside and or use a timer.

  • Have your mail delivery suspended.

  • Avoid placing product boxes by the curb for trash pickup.

  • Contact Nags Head Police Department to schedule and extra patrol of your residence. You can do this via phone: 252-441-6386 or email:

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