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City of Duluth - Police Department
Mike Ceynowa, Chief of Police
2030 North Arlington Avenue • Duluth, Minnesota 55811 •
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Public Information Officer, Mattie Hjelseth at (218) 730-5434 or
DATE: 11/22/2022
SUBJECT: Holiday Safety Reminders
BY: Mattie Hjelseth, Duluth Police Department Public Information Officer



Holiday Safety Reminders

The Duluth Police Department wants to remind you about a few safety tips this holiday season to keep you and your loved ones safe.

While shopping for the perfect gift on Black Friday, remember to park in well-lit areas, keep your bags in the trunk of your vehicle, always lock your doors, keep your receipts, carry your wallet close, and remember to be aware of your surroundings.

While shopping Cyber Monday’s online deals, remember to not feel pressured to act immediately and to not pay with a gift card or a money transfer service. Use a trustworthy website and stay vigilant against scammers. If you believe you are being scammed, call the Federal Trade Commission right away at 1-877-382-4357.

Every weekend from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve, the Duluth Police Department will have directed patrols identifying impaired drivers to ensure safe roadways this holiday season. We'll also be on high alert for impaired drivers as well. Remember to drive sober, plan ahead, designate a sober driver, and to not drink and drive.

“Whether you are out shopping for the perfect gift or enjoying events with friends and loved ones it is important to remember the above tips to keep everyone and everything safe,” said Chief Mike Ceynowa. “We all can do our part to make this a safe and happy holiday season for all.”

Throughout this week, the Duluth Police Department will be sharing these safety reminders on our multiple social media channels. You’re encouraged to follow us at Duluth MN Police.