Personal Safety Tips to assist citizens in avoiding becoming a victim of a crime.

  • Don’t carry or flash large amounts of money.
  • Don’t walk alone at night or in an unfamiliar area.
  • Park your car near a streetlight or in a well-lit area.
  • Avoid distractions while out, don’t talk on your cell phone until you are safe in your car.
  • Lock doors, even when driving.
  • Hold your keys when you walk to your car. They can be used as a weapon if someone tries to hurt you.
  • Your life is more valuable than your property. If someone wants to rob you, give them what they want.
  • Keep credit card information in a safe spot in case your cards are stolen.
  • Never put your purse in front of the shopping cart.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If shopping, don’t leave expensive items or packages within plain sight in your car.