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Safe Shopper Tips

The Prince George’s County Police Department District VI Community Response Team wants to reduce crimes of opportunity at local area shopping centers.

By following the tips below, you can outsmart criminals and limit the opportunity for you to become a victim of crime this holiday season.

  • Carry cash/credit & debit cards deep in your pocket or in zipper pockets
  • Carry your wallets in your front pocket as opposed to the back pocket
  • Be aware of your surroundings when shopping in stores
  • Do not leave your purse unattended in the shopping cart
  • When in use, cover the account number on your credit/debit card with your hand and block the view when typing in your PIN
  • Make sure you lock your car when exiting the vehicle
  • Ensure your keys are accessible before exiting the store
  • Look around the parking area before exiting the vehicle
  • Lock the doors as soon as you enter the vehicle
  • Do not stop and talk to strangers in a parking lot/deck
  • Shop with a friend/family member - there is safety in numbers
  • ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings.
Call 911 For Emergencies or Crimes in Progress
Call 301-352-1200 for Non-emergencies
If you have information about recent crimes in Police District VI (Map), please contact the Prince George's County Police District VI Confidential Telephone Tip Line at (301) 931-3575 or email police_district6@co.pg.md.us