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Personal Safety

Your Home:

  • Lock your doors and windows at home.
  • Keep your garage door closed and park the car in the garage if available.
  • Use the peep-hold prior to opening the front door to visitors, or consider installing a security screen door.

Your Car:

  • Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up when you are in your car.
  • Wear a seatbelt.
  • Store your garage door opener out of site - somewhere other than the visor.
  • When stopped at a red light, scan the area and be aware of the surroundings.

On the Street:

  • Walk with a calm and confident attitude projecting that you know where you’re going.
  • When walking to your car, keep your head up and scan the area. If you are carrying a purse, hold it close to you. Have the key in your hand as you approach your car.
  • Trust your instincts, if you are feeling uneasy then avoid the problem.
  • If you use a portable stereo when jogging, the headphones shouldn’t be covering your ears so you can’t hear what’s going on around you. Also, whenever possible jog during the day.