Protect

operationIDCabin and property protection

The goal of protecting your property while you are away is to make your cabin look like you are home or will be back soon.Here are a few basic crime prevention tips to protect your property.

  • Get to know your neighbors… what do they drive, are they expected to be at their cabin…get their emergency contact information
  • Plow the driveway and mow the grass
  • Have someone pick up your mail and newspapers if you are away
  • Install exterior motion lights on garage and cabin
  • Have a couple of lights inside your cabin that can turn on and off with inexpensive timers
  • Put a dowel or broom stick in the track for your sliding glass doors
  • If you have a garage door opener you can secure the service door with brackets
  • Trim brush and trees in front of your home to make it less tempting for burglars
  • Turn your radio to a news or talk station while you are away
  • Closed shed and garage doors to attract less attention and present less opportunity
  • Lock your car and truck doors
  • Don’t leave valuables in your car or boat
  • Record serial numbers on your valuables
  • Install an alarm system
  • Consider joining Operation ID at the local Sheriffs Office
  • Monitor the activity on Lake Sullivan’s Nextdoor community

To join operation identification call the Morrison County Sheriff’s office (320-632-9233) to register for an I.D. number to mark your property or record the serial numbers of easily taken valuables. Click here to visit the Morrison County Sheriff’s website.

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