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Forms & Crime Prevention Tips

Personal Safety

Personal Safety Tips...
  • Walk with purpose and confidence. Look around, be familiar of your surroundings
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Remain on well-lit streets, walking in the center of the walkway, away from bushes, shrubs, doorways and parked vehicles. If you feel uncomfortable, cross the street or stay clear of an area.
  • If you suspect someone is following you, look directly at the suspicious person to let the individual know that you are aware of his/her presence. Do not walk to your residence or vehicle. Walk directly to a business or convenience store, anyplace that has people around, and summon assistance.
  • Transfer valuables such as credit cards, cheques, cash and identification to a small wallet or something similar and carry this on your person, either in your pocket, jacket pocket, or fanny pack
  • Use a personal alarm device.

If you are attacked:
  • Do not freeze and do not panic
  • Attempt to get somebody’s attention by yelling something like “Police”‘ “No” or “Stop”.
  • Assailants do not like attention so this may discourage them.
  • Be very loud and persistent.
  • Responding to an attack will be different for every individual.
  • Use whatever force you feel is necessary to escape.
  • Be ready and take action to get away.