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Crime Prevention Division


Crime Prevention Tips - Personal Safety

Personal Safety

  • Avoid walking or running alone at night.
  • Avoid using headphones while walking, driving (its against the law!), or jogging.
  • Always walk in well-lit areas.
  • Avoid the use of shortcuts or areas with minimal foot-traffic.
  • After dark, keep away from obstructions that someone could hide behind, always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Always stay near the curb.
  • If someone in a vehicle stops and asks for directions, answer from a distance. Do not approach the vehicle.
  • If followed, go immediately to an area with lights and people. If needed, turn around and walk in the opposite direction, your follower will also have to reverse direction.
  • Do not display cash openly, especially when leaving an ATM machine (ATM Tips).