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Save YOUR Life! Personal Safety & Security Tips

By Cynthia Bazin

Every day, we make decisions about how we are going to live; where we will go and who we will spend it with. Along with that, we make personal choices regarding our own safety. Sometimes we are so rushed in our daily lives that we become lax or we just don’t think about things we could be doing better to protect ourselves from harm. Although we will never be able to totally prevent crimes from happening against us, there are some very simple things we can do to reduce the chances of getting victimized.

Please send this along to everyone you know. Let’s do everything we can to keep each other safe!

  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Vary your routine; drive or walk different routes. Some criminals look for patterns of behavior.
  • When walking, are you using your cell phone? Cell phones are a distraction and will make you less aware of your surroundings. Keep aware when walking; look over your shoulder to see if someone is following you.
  • When walking to your vehicle, do you have your car keys in your hand? Do not wait to get to your vehicle to start searching in your bag for your keys.
  • Upon approaching your vehicle, prior to getting in, look inside the vehicle for any potential intruders.
  • Park your vehicle in lighted areas and near cameras if possible. If you feel uncomfortable walking out to your vehicle, ask someone to escort you. Listen to your gut. It is better to be safe, than to be in an uncomfortable situation that may be unsafe.
  • Spread possessions about. For example; keep your keys separate from your credit cards. Keep some cash separate from your credit cards. In the event you are robbed or you lose your wallet or purse, all of your important possessions are not in one place.
  • If someone demands your wallet or purse, obviously they want money, therefore, throw it in one direction and you should run in the opposite direction. Do not resist. No amount of money is worth taking chances with your life.
  • Ladies… When inside bathroom stalls, do not hang your purse or bags behind the stall door. A thief will reach over the stall door and will steal your purse!
  • When meeting someone, for the first several times, meet in a public place; do not let he or she know where you live or provide very private information about yourself.
  • If you are going out of town or are not going to be at work, let someone know where you will be, and who you’ll be with.
  • Your cell phone is one of the most important things you can have on you, if you need assistance or are having an emergency. There is nothing worse than a cell phone with no charge! Spend the money and get several chargers; one for your home, one for work, and a charger for your vehicle. Also, program an emergency contact in your phone so that he or she can be notified in the event of an emergency. Many people are using the acronym “ICE” “In Case of Emergency” in their phone.

Love your life and live it to the fullest. Just do it with your EYES WIDE OPEN. Know that I am “keeping my eye out for you!”

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