We're only weeks away from the holiday season and police are urging us to protect our homes from thieves.
This is the time of year on which thieves feast on crime. Many families travel around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Dothan Police Sergeant Rachel David said, criminals use this time to target unsuspecting home owners. However---David said there are things we can do to make sure we don't become victims of thieves.
Among them--- arrange for a close friend or neighbor to pick up our mail and newspaper.
And--by all means---don't use social media to tell others we're away from home.
"Doing things like posting pictures of you away from your home those can be indicators to people who would compromise those systems and use that information against you. It's always best to post those things when you return home and say look at home much fun we had, we're home now," said David.
David said always contact police and ask them to keep a close eye out on our home. The Houston County Sheriff's Office will also be glad to do the same thing for people living in rural areas.