[EL PASO, TEXAS] The winter holidays usher in seasonal activities that deliver a welcome diversion to gloomy solstice doldrums. But changes in schedules and normal routines can open the door to trouble. In an effort to keep the holidays safe, the El Paso police are offering some tips to make your holidays, as they term it, a “Season to Be Safe.”
Teaching the public to keep themselves, their families and their property safe during the holiday season is a priority to El Paso police. And they’re good at it.
El Paso is situated mere yards away from Juarez, Mexico, a city that in recent years has assumed the moniker “Murder City” for its phenomenal crime rate. It has been called the most violent city on earth.
Yet, during the same time period, El Paso has repeatedly earned titles for being one of the safest cities in the United States.
Close proximity to violent crime gives El Paso extra reason to take precautions. So, local police are joining forces with other local civic, governmental and commercial organizations to remind the public of tips that will shield them from unwanted problems.
These common sense tips will protect you, too. They’re a good reminder to all this holiday season:
SAFETY WHEN SHOPPING
SECURING YOUR AUTO
With the hectic nature of the holiday season, it sometimes can be tempting to take shortcuts with common sense safety tips. But criminal activity doesn’t take a holiday. So, honor these friendly reminders and make this a “Season to be Safe.”
Bowden, Charles. Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields.