Personal Safety

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Personal Safety

The Basic Rules

 

  • Stay Alert! Be aware of others and threatening situations.
  • Maintain a confident posture/attitude.
  • Have a game plan.
  • Trust your instincts.

When Walking

  • Use well lighted and busy streets. Try to avoid deserted streets, vacant lots, alleys, construction sites and wooded areas.
  • Always take the safest route, even if it is a little longer.
  • Don't flaunt expensice jewelry, clothing or electronics.
  • Don't wear headphones or only wear one earbud. They keep you from hearing what is going on around you.
  • Don't overburden yourself with packages or groceries. They make it harder to react to a situation.
  • Don't let a passerby distract you. Criminals sometimes work in pairs. One may ask for directions or fake an injury, while the other is stealing from you.

Carrying Money?

  • Wallets should be kept in an inside pocket.
  • If a purse must be carried, make sure to keep it close to your body and keep a firm grip on it.