Holiday tips from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department

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Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting

Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting Photo by Keith Lobdell.

•Lock doors and windows when you leave the house.

•Use only UL-listed extension cords, lights and Christmas ornaments. Don’t overload outlets or electrical boxes.


•When celebrating away from home, don’t drink and drive.

•Choose a designated driver before heading out.

•If hosting a party, provide refreshments for designated drivers and arrange transportation for guests who should not drive home.

•If possible, avoid driving during the early and late evening hours on Christmas and New Years.

•Protect yourself and passengers by wearing a safety belt at all times, in case of a crash.

Please remember that if you are a victim of crime, you should contact your Sheriff’s Office or other law enforcement immediately. If we all follow these common sense tips, we can enjoy a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season.

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