30 Days of Summer Safety (Days 1-7)

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Throughout June, we will be posting summer safety tips for our citizens.

Day 1

June 1, 2020, marks the re-opening of more Georgia businesses. As these businesses open, we would like to remind citizens that COVID-19 is still alive in our community. Crisp County has 235 positive cases and 7 deaths. Please continue to wear masks when out in public, practice social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene. For more information on the current executive orders (Providing ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19), please follow this link https://gov.georgia.gov/…/executive-o…/2020-executive-orders

Day 2

One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt – the national use rate was at 90.7% in 2019. Understand the potentially fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt and learn what you can do to make sure you and your family are properly buckled up every time.

Day 3

You can’t drive safely if you’re impaired. That’s why it’s illegal everywhere in America to drive under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, opioids, methamphetamines, or any potentially impairing drug–prescribed or over the counter. Driving while impaired by any substance—legal or illegal—puts you and others in harm’s way.

Day 4

Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. Among those killed: 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists.

Day 5

Protecting your Vehicle
Car thieves, like home burglars, look for easy targets. Please remember to remove valuable items and lock your vehicles. Don’t make yourself an easy target.
  • Lock your vehicle

  • Do not leave windows open

  • Do not leave keys in the vehicle

  • Know your VIN number

  • Carry a copy of our registration in your wallet for ease of identification in case of an emergency or theft

  • If you want to protect your personal property, DO NOT leave it in your car.

    • Do not leave purses, wallets, laptops, expensive sunglasses, cell phones, and other valuable in your vehicle.

    • Never leave valuables in plain sight

    • Never leave CASH visible

    • If you keep equipment or tools in your truck, ensure those toolboxes are locked and bolted down. Please do not assume anything is secure because it’s heavy.

Day 6: Protecting your Home

  • Keep all doors and windows closed and locked

  • If you have an alarm system, ensure it is working properly and use it.

  • If you have a camera system, check cameras regularly to ensure they are working correctly.

  • Don’t advertise when you are away from home.

  • Be smart about your hide-a-key if you have one.

  • Keep your valuables out of sight.

  • Have outdoor lighting-well lit properties discourage burglars.

  • Be smart when hiring contactors.

  • Don’t accept unsolicited help.

  • Make sure you keep an updated record of your valuables.

  • Make sure your street address number is visible from the street so that law enforcement can find your home easily as needed.

Day 7: Protecting your Business

  • Lock all doors and windows- Secure your premises

  • Secure your equipment- Consider securing large or expensive equipment to floors or walls.

  • Lights- Ensure your property is well light. Light up all points of entry

  • Alarm System:

  • Install an alarm system and ensure it works properly. Post warnings in clear view that the business is equipped with an alarm.

  • Video Surveillance:

  • The decision to use security cameras depends largely on the available budget. They are a wise investment. If you have a camera system, check cameras regularly to ensure they are working properly.

  • Do not obscure views in storefront windows. This will make it difficult for law enforcement when conducting security checks to see into the property. Keep your expensive merchandise away from the windows.

  • Protect your stock- conduct regular audits to determine any discrepancies early.

  • Safes- Reduce how much cash you have on hand after hours. If you have cash or other valuables, keep them in a safe that is anchored. Limit how much cash is in the register

  • Immediately contact Crisp County Sheriff’s Office or local law enforcement if you observe suspicious activity. To report suspicious activities, tips, or crimes, citizens can CALL/TEXT our tip hotline at (229-322-8891), submit online at https://crispcountysheriff.com/crime-stopper, or call our office at (229-276-2600). Reporters can remain anonymous if desired. For imminent threats, always call 9-1-1.