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Personal Safety Tips

The following tips can help you maintain your safety while you are away from home.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be embarrassed to make a scene if you feel threatened.
  • Stay in lit areas when in parking lots, parking structures, streets, or stairwells.
  • Keep your keys in your hand while walking to your vehicle, and lock the door as soon as you get in.
  • Avoid looking through bags and looking at cell phones. Criminals target individuals who appear distracted and are easy to surprise.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle, such as a GPS unit; navigation units often have stored addresses which could lead a suspect to your home.
  • Travel with a companion, or ask someone from the business/residence you are visiting to watch you walk to your car.
  • Do not stop to pick up hitchhikers. If you believe someone needs assistance, call 911 and report the situation.
  • While exercising outdoors, keep headphones out of your ears or on a low volume so you can hear someone approaching. Vary your exercise route and try to stay in well illuminated areas that are well traveled.
  • If you see a suspicious person, do not hesitate to report them to authorities.
  • If someone approaches you that you do not know, to toe the nearest business or residence.
  • Minimize the amount of time you spend at an ATM. Stay alert of your surroundings and individuals who are loitering in the area.
  • Keep purchases locked in your trunk and out of sight.
  • Keep photocopies of your credit card and banking information at home in case your purse or wallet is lost/stolen. Keep these photocopies in a well secure location.
  • Keep receipts with you, not with your purchased items.
  • Accompany your children EVERYWHERE!

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