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Safety Tips
 
 
 
             At Home
 
 
  • Join Operation Identification - most burglars will not steal marked property.
  • Use a door viewer before opening your door. Always demand identification from strangers (even repair or sales persons).
  • Always lock up your home before leaving and don't hide your house keys outdoors anywhere.
  • Have keys ready and in your hand for immediate use when you return home.
  • Use interior and exterior lighting at all times.
  • Always use Safe Internet Shopping practices.
  • Shred credit card offers and bank statements before you throw them away if you do not plan on using them.
  • Hide or destroy boxes from expensive purchases.
  • Do not answer personal questions about the house such as type of alarm, daytime occupancy, etc.
  • Do not let people inside your home (to use the bathroom, phone, etc).
  • Avoid mail theft by obtaining a locked mailbox and dropping off outgoing mail at the local post office or postal mailbox.
  • Do not give out your personal information or credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
  • Check out the Home Burglary Prevention Tips.
 
 
             In the Community
 
 
  • Whether it's Halloween, July 4th, or Christmas, you'll need to know your Holiday Safety.
  • Rape is a violent crime, an invasion, a frightening experience. By being aware of some Rape Prevention Tips, a person can reduce the likelihood of becoming a rape victim.
  • Teen Dating Violence: Statistics show that one in three teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship.
  • Safeguard your home and yourself while you are away with Vacation Safety.
 
 
 
             While Walking
 
 
  • Plan your route ahead of time. Never walk alone at night; walk with a friend or your dog.
  • Use well lit streets; not dark alleys or bushy areas.
  • Carry signaling devices like shriek alarms or a whistle.
  • Carry pepper spray.
  • Be alert! Look behind you occasionally.
  • Never ask for or accept a ride from a stranger.
  • Don't carry large sums of money or wear valuable jewelry.
  • Don't resist an armed robber. Hand over whatever is demanded quickly and quietly.
  • Your life and safety are worth more than any personal property.
 
 
 
             Purse/Wallet Protection
 
 
  • If possible, don't carry a purse! Never carry anything you can't afford to lose in it.
  • Carry your purse across the front of your body, with your forearm across the front of the purse and your elbow held tightly against your side.
  • Carry your keys, wallet or other valuables in pockets in your clothes and not in your hand.
  • Carry minimum amounts of cash and credit cards. Keep a record of all of your card numbers.
  • Check out how to prevent and what to do if you are a victim of Identity Theft.
  • Be sure to also look at tips on ATM Awareness.
 
 
 
             While Driving
 
 
  • Always look inside before entering your car.
  • Lock all doors immediately after you are in the car.
  • Never pick up hitchhikers.
  • If a stranger approaches while you are in the car, keep the windows up, doors locked and engine running.
  • Honk your horn if you need to attract attention.
  • Park in well lit areas at night.
  • Always lock your car when leaving it.
  • Consider installing an auto burglar alarm system.
  • Don't leave anything valuable in your car if at all possible.
  • Know your specific DMV Alcohol Impairment Levels.