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Protect Yourself

Here are some helpful tips to protect yourself:

  • Avoid walking or jogging alone, particularly at night or in unfamiliar areas.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times and trust your instincts.
  • Always carry a cell phone and have emergency contact information programmed in.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash or display expensive jewelry or other items.
  • Keep your vehicle in good condition, and always lock your car doors and roll up your windows.
  • Make sure your house and car doors are always locked.
  • Don’t leave packages or valuables in plain sight in your car.
  • Install a home security system.
  • Ensure that your home is well-lit, inside and out. Always keep your windows shut and locked.
  • Don’t open your door to strangers.
  • Be aware of people loitering in your neighborhood.
  • Report suspicious activity to the police immediately.