With the holiday season upon us, Oneonta City Police Chief Dennis Nayor has some helpful safety tips for holiday shoppers.

Chief Nayor says a lot of crimes that occur are crimes of opportunity. If you remove or minimize the opportunity there is less chance of somebody becoming a victim.

  • Be aware of those who prey on people this time of year
  • Don't flash cash
  • Take out cash only when you are making purchases
  • Carry purse across your chest and not just on one shoulder
  • Keep purse on your person and not in a shopping cart