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Citizens on Patrol honors businesses for safety efforts

December 31, 2009

Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol recognized local businesses for their support of the COP's Program titled "Lock it or Lose it."

The public service program is to remind holiday shoppers to keep their valuables safe by following these simple rules.

Those businesses recognized are Mark Phillips and Rapid Lube of Hagerstown; Robert Kline of Baltimore Street Station; and Russell Neff of Aladdin Awards. Borders Books is also a supporter of the program, but was unable to attend the awards presentation.

The "Lock it or Lose it" programs reminds everyone to:

o Remember to lock your car doors and keep your valuables out of sight while you shop

o Don't flash your cash, keep it stashed

o Only carry cards and cash necessary

o Keep purses secure while you shop

o Keep your packages in your trunk

o Be aware of your surroundings

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o Remember where you park

The volunteers of the Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol assist the Hagerstown Police Department as additional "eyes and ears" by patrolling the streets of Hagerstown. Public safety is the goal of the organization.

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