TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CRIMES:

STAY ALERT

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

AVOID DANGEROUS SITUATIONS

WORK WITH THE POLICE USE COMMON SENSE

PROTECT YOURSELF ON THE STREETS:

AVOID FLASHY CLOTHES AND JEWELRY

DRESS SO YOU CAN WALK OR RUN EASILY

AVOID ISOLATED AREAS

SHORTCUTS MAY SAVE YOU TIME BUT THEY MAY EXPOSE YOU TO DANGER

WALK WITH SOMEONE

IF YOU MUST WALK ALONE, WALK CONFIDENTLY

CARRY ONLY WHAT YOU NEED

HOLD PURSES AND BRIEFCASES UNDER YOUR ARM

IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU'RE BEING FOLLOWED:

CHANGE DIRECTION

GO INTO A STORE OR PUBLIC PLACE

PROTECT YOURSELF AT HOME:

LEAVE AT LEAST ONE LIGHT ON AND/OR USE A TIMER

BUY AND USE HIGH QUALITY LOCKS AND DEADBOLTS

LOCK ALL WINDOWS

ALL ENTRANCES SHOULD BE LIT

INSTALL A PEEPHOLE, IF POSSIBLE

DON'T OPEN THE DOOR FOR STRANGERS

ALWAYS ASK FOR COMPANY ID

SHOULD A STRANGER ASK TO USE THE PHONE, DO NOT ALLOW THE PERSON

TO ENTER, OFFER TO MAKE THE CALL FOR THEM

IF YOU THINK SOME ONE IS IN YOUR HOME - DON'T GO IN & CALL POLICE FROM A PHONE NEARBY

GOING ON VACATION:

HAVE SOMEONE COLLECT NEWSPAPERS

TELL A NEIGHBOR YOU'RE LEAVING

HAVE SOMEONE TAKE CARE OF YOUR LAWN

DETERRING CARJACKINGS:

KEEP DOORS LOCKED AND WINDOWS UP IN YOUR VEHICLE

KEEP VALUABLES OUT OF SIGHT

LOOK AROUND AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS BEFORE EXITING YOUR VEHICLE

BEFORE ENTERING YOUR VEHICLE, LOOK INSIDE, CHECK BOTH FRONT AND BACK SEATS

PUSH BOTH SEATS FORWARD BEFORE LEAVING

HAVE YOUR KEYS READY IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU RETURN TO YOUR CAR

IF YOUR CAR IS BUMPED FROM BEHIND AND YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE GETTING OUT OF YOUR CAR, DRIVE TO A SAFE LOCATION AND CALL THE POLICE


CRIME PREVENTION DIVISION

CALL 375-2568 (Fax: 375-2107)