A scary story a little while back about a Lubbock home being targeted and marked with blue tape by criminals opened a conversation for me with the Lubbock Police Department.

The blue tape incident was caught early. I looked into some important ways you can stay safe at home. Here's what the Lubbock Police Department told me:
1) Criminals are opportunists and look for easy targets, so take steps to protect yourself from becoming a victim.
2) Do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle, and if you do, hide those valuables so they are out of sight. 
3) Make sure you always lock your doors. This includes making sure garage doors are closed and locked. 
4) If you are leaving town for a few days notify a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home. Also, do not give thieves a heads up by posting on social media or the web that you will be out of town. Residents can also sign up with our Patrol Watch to have an officer check on your home while you are away.
5) If possible, invest in a good home security system. 
Stay vigilant and stay safe!

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