Message from Your Sheriff:
As the November winds begin to blow, and the deer-hunters prepare for their annual foray into the woods, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about a few simple precautions and safety tips.
Watch out for your neighbors. Keep an eye on your neighbors’ homes and report anything out-of-the-ordinary. We have been lucky at the Sheriff Office and we have been able to resolve many major crimes by alert citizens with a willingness to get involved.
If you see a strange car parked on your street, write down the license plate number and call the sheriff department or your local police department.
If you see something that seems like it’s “not right” we would much rather have you call than to lose the opportunity to identify someone.
If you have elderly family members or neighbors, take a few moments to check on them. It only takes a little of your time, but the goodwill and compassion you share is immeasurable.
Don’t be an easy target for thieves. Small practices like leaving porch lights on or keeping your garage door closed can be the deterrence that causes the thieves to look elsewhere for an easier target.
Try not to leave valuables in plain view in your car and remember to lock your car doors. When you are out shopping, be sure to put packages out-of-sight as much as possible.
Be mindful of your surroundings. Despite this hectic time of year, take a couple extra moments and take heed of your surroundings.
If you are parking in the shopping mall, do your best to find a lighted parking space. Take an extra second to look around before you get out of your car. If you are alone or see anything out-of-the-ordinary, wait for mall security to pass or move to a different location. Report any concerns.
Watch for deer. As we travel back and forth between the shopping malls, watch for the deer as they cross the roads in our beautiful state. Historically, the fall season brings a huge increase in the number of car-deer crashes occurring in our County.
If a deer runs into the road, do your best to avoid it, but don’t veer out of your lane.
In the end, the most important thing is that we all arrive at our destination safely.
Don’t drink and drive. The holiday season is one for celebrating. As our schedules become crowded with family gatherings and office parties, we need to monitor our alcohol consumption, if we know that we are going to be driving later in the evening.
If you decide to have a drink or two, please arrange for a designated driver. If you are hosting a party, provide a non-alcohol alternative for guests.
Finally, take some extra time and savor the holidays with your family and friends.
“The hardworking ladies and men of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season.”
Macomb County Sheriff
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Sheriff Anthony Wickersham