When cold weather approaches Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police remind you of a few simple steps for protecting your vehicle against thefts and break-ins.  

  • Always lock your vehicle.

  • Avoid running unoccupied vehicles to warm them up.

  • Check that all vehicle windows and doors are tightly sealed and locked.

  • Hide or remove all valuables. Valuables that cannot be removed should be completely out of sight. 

  • Never leave weapons in unoccupied vehicles.

  • Never leave keys inside of the vehicle. Spare vehicle keys and even keys to residences, businesses or storage facilities could appeal to thieves.

  • Park in well-lit areas.

  • Report all suspicious activity to police.

  • Maintain records of serial numbers or other identifying marks of valuables you may leave in the vehicles.