Crime Maps – Week of 3-24-13

Safety Tips from Officer Sturgeon LMPD

Personal Safety Tips!

When Out and About:

–         Wait for a friend to walk with you. Don’t go alone.

–         Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

–         Walk with a purpose and look confident.

–         Bring a cell phone and make sure it is charged.

–         Don’t carry all of your credit cards/cash. You don’t want people to see that you have a lot of cash with you.

–         Cover Up expensive jewelry.

–         Let someone know where you are going and when you will be back.

–         Carry your purse close to your body, don’t dangle it. Guys carry your wallet in your front pocket.

–         If you see someone suspicious call 574-7111.

–         Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable get out of the situation.

–         Avoid badly lit areas even if they are shorter. Avoid alleys.

–         Don’t carry to much stuff. Avoid carrying too many groceries.

–         If someone drops you off make sure they wait until you get inside.

–         Before you get out of car check the area.

–         Make sure your valuables are hidden in the car.

–         Don’t leave keys in the car.

–         Look inside car before getting in.

–         Park in well lit areas.

If something does happen:

–         If approached by a subject that intends to rob you, keep your hands in the robbers view at all times and do not volunteer more than the robber demands.

–         Don’t argue or fight with the robber. It is not worth your life.

–         Don’t Panic. Try to remain calm.

–         Be prepared to give up your personal property.

–         As soon as it is safe to do so. CALL 911

–         Give a good description.

–        If someone is attacking you fight back!

–         Avoid Panhandlers, Just say No!

–         Anytime you open your purse, reach for your wallet or pull money from your pockets, you place yourself in a possible “Snatch and Grab” position.

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