- Stay alert.
- Be aware of your
- Watch for loiterers
or cruising cars.
- Report suspicious
activity to the police immediately.
- Never leave your
purse unattended, even in a vehicle, shopping cart, restaurant or counter.
- Always keep your
- Carry small amounts
of cash in your purse. Carry only the necessary cards and cash on your
- When driving keep
all doors locked and windows up.
- If you feel someone
is following you, go to the nearest occupied building or area and ask
- If you are confronted
with a dangerous situation yell “FIRE, FIRE, HELP!”
- Always lock your
house when you are not home and leave a light on. Also lock up when
you are going to be in an area of the house that you may not hear someone
come in the house.
- Don’t leave a key
to your house above the door, under the mat or any other obvious place.
- Approach your car
with the key in your hand, look around inside the car before getting
- Always try to park
in an attached lot in a well-lit area, backing in your vehicle.
- Do not leave packages
or personal items in open view in a vehicle. Place them in a lockable
area of the vehicle, like the trunk.
- Never pickup hitchhikers
- If you have a flat
tire in an area you feel is unsafe, try to keep driving slowly until
you reach an occupied public area for help or stay in your vehicle and
- If you ride public
transportation, try to get a seat next to the driver.
- Observe elevator interiors before entering. When riding alone stand near the control panel. If accosted, press all buttons.
- Don’t travel “off the beaten path” alone. Remember, “Strength in numbers”.
- Never leave drinks unattended. If you feel ill after consuming your drink, get with a friend and ask them to get you to a doctor.
Walker’s Safety Tips
- Place dead bolts on outer doors.
- When away for travel, stop all deliveries and use a timer. Notify your local Police Department for property checks.
- Trust a neighbor or family member with a key to check the property while you are away.
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Don’t run with headphones on. It causes you to be less aware of
surroundings and puts you at a greater risk of injury, accident
Don’t run after dark.
Don’t run in unfamiliar or unpopulated areas.
Don’t run the same route everyday.
with a partner or dog.
someone where you're running and when you will be back.
Wear reflective clothing.
a cell phone if possible.
Bring your identification with you.
intuition about a person or place.