Christmas time is open season for burglars and other criminals. You don’t have to have the safest house on the block to protect yourself; you just have to be safer than your neighbors. Here are some easy holiday safety tips from the Plano Police Department to help you protect your home. Merry Christmas!

  1. Ensure your windows and doors have secondary locks (window pins, dowels, deadbolts, etc.)
  1. Turn your porch lights on at night or install sensors.
  1. Keep gifts and expensive property out of plain view.
  1. Keep ground level blinds closed while away and at night.
  1. Ask a trusted neighbor or friend to watch your home if you’re going out of town for the holidays.
  1. Consider placing an interior light and radio on a timer to come on randomly.

Learn More!

It’s tough being a realtor and sometimes even dangerous. Learn how to protect yourself and your home during our FREE safety class designed specifically for realtors. Learn potentially life-saving tips from retired detective Rob Griffin: Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Black Walnut Cafe: 955 W Stacy Road in Allen. The event is hosted by Hawkins Mortgage Group at First United Bank and John Young at Goosehead Insurance Agency. Please email Brittany Nunn at to RSVP.

Meet Rob

Robert Griffin is a retired Police Detective from Henderson, NV. He began his police career as a Patrol Officer and, from early on, had a knack for police work. He led his unit with the highest amount of felony arrests. He was invited to take the Detective test after only 3 & 1/2 years on the force. He tested, and not only passed, but was the highest scoring candidate. Robert moved into the detective bureau the very next week. He spent his first 18 months as a property and fraud detective where he was able to successfully solve hundreds and hundreds of cases. In 2008, Robert was selected to join the ROP team, which is an undercover unit. The ROP unit dealt only with high-level cases and worked an incredibly diverse case load including gangs, narcotics, organized crime and repeat offenders. He spent his last two years working with a Counter-Terrorism Task Force.

Rob is a husband, father and independent business owner. He now travels the world and shares his wisdom with people all over the country…for free!

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