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Empowering Oneself
With Personal Safety
    Education!!
 Tips on Home, Vehicle and Personal
             Security
        ...
HOME SECURITY
Motion Lights at the front and back


 Install ones that can not be easily
  broken or tampered with
 Light up to the e...
Place a short fence around the front of

  your property
 Have a 6’ fence at the back and sides of
  property
 Keep all...
Install Peep holes with magnifying

  lenses
 Strengthen outside doors by using
  solid doors
 Use a proper dead bolt l...
Secure sliding windows and sliding

  doors
 Use any existing window locks at all
  times
 Secure any window air condit...
If you have an alarm use it


 Quality alarm systems combine audible
  and silent alarms triggered by sensors
  placed t...
Leave on the T.V. or stereo

    Leave some lights on and draw your

    curtains
    Don’t leave notes on the door, eve...
SAFETY WHILE
 YOUR HOME
SAFETY AT HOME

    Know your neighbors

    Always keep doors and windows locked

    whenever possible.
    Never allo...
SAFETY AT HOME


  Servicemen should have ID so ask for it.

 Strangers don’t need to know that you’re
  alone
 Never l...
PROTECT YOUR BELONGINGS


  Keep valuables in a safety deposit box

 Never keep large amounts of money at
  home
 Make ...
********************


 “REMEMBER A HOUSE CAN BE
BROKEN INTO DAY OR NIGHT. YOUR
  HOUSE IS ONLY AS SECURE AS
  YOU MAKE IT...
VEHICLE SAFETY

  Don’t leave anything of value visible


 Never leave keys, mail, registration or
  garage door opener ...
SAFETY ON THE STREET

  Walk in well-lit and well-traveled areas


 Avoid alleys, parks, walkways and
  tunnels, especia...
STREET SAFETY CONTINUED…

  Don’t wait for a ride or the bus in an

  isolated location when possible
 Cab companies are...
PERSONAL SAFETY WHEN HANDLING MONEY

    Never carry large sums of money


    Use a wallet or billfold instead of carryi...
WHAT IF I’M ATTACKED!!
  Try to STAY CALM. Use your common

  sense
 If you have an opportunity to escape
  without harm...
WHAT IF I’M ATTACKED CONT.


  If the suspect has a weapon only you can

  decide how to respond
 Your best defense is t...
WHAT THE POLICE NEED FROM YOU!

  Stay Calm


 Suspect(s) description

 Weapons involved

 Direction of travel

 Time...
THE 3 P’S OF CRIME PREVENTION:

    Plan Ahead- have a buddy system in place, know your

    route, never take anything y...
By Taking The Steps To Be
 Prepared You Can Protect
Yourself And Your Property!!


 Empower Yourself by
Trusting Your Inst...
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  1. 1. Empowering Oneself With Personal Safety Education!! Tips on Home, Vehicle and Personal Security Cst. Rolanda McAvoy Saskatoon Police Service Ph# 975-2265 rolanda.mcavoy@police.saskatoon.sk.ca
  2. 2. HOME SECURITY
  3. 3. Motion Lights at the front and back   Install ones that can not be easily broken or tampered with  Light up to the edges of your property only
  4. 4. Place a short fence around the front of  your property  Have a 6’ fence at the back and sides of property  Keep all trees, shrubs and hedges trimmed  Place gravel beds around the house  Don’t leave anything out in your yard
  5. 5. Install Peep holes with magnifying  lenses  Strengthen outside doors by using solid doors  Use a proper dead bolt lock and strike plate  Secure the door from your home into the garage
  6. 6. Secure sliding windows and sliding  doors  Use any existing window locks at all times  Secure any window air conditioners
  7. 7. If you have an alarm use it   Quality alarm systems combine audible and silent alarms triggered by sensors placed throughout the home, not just on doors and windows  Prior to getting an alarm do your research to ensure it is a quality alarm system that can’t be tampered with
  8. 8. Leave on the T.V. or stereo  Leave some lights on and draw your  curtains Don’t leave notes on the door, even when  you’re at home Park a vehicle in your driveway  Keep yard maintenance up  Be creative when leaving a key outside  Use automatic timers  Have someone collect your mail 
  9. 9. SAFETY WHILE YOUR HOME
  10. 10. SAFETY AT HOME Know your neighbors  Always keep doors and windows locked  whenever possible. Never allow anyone into your home unless you  know them Do not hang keys near the entrance ways and  ensure they are not visible.
  11. 11. SAFETY AT HOME Servicemen should have ID so ask for it.   Strangers don’t need to know that you’re alone  Never leave a message on your answering indicating you live alone.  Call 9-1-1
  12. 12. PROTECT YOUR BELONGINGS Keep valuables in a safety deposit box   Never keep large amounts of money at home  Make a list of all valuable property  Mark your property for identification  Videotape or photograph your property
  13. 13. ******************** “REMEMBER A HOUSE CAN BE BROKEN INTO DAY OR NIGHT. YOUR HOUSE IS ONLY AS SECURE AS YOU MAKE IT AND IF YOU CAN BREAK INTO YOUR HOUSE THEN SO CAN A BURGLAR!!”
  14. 14. VEHICLE SAFETY Don’t leave anything of value visible   Never leave keys, mail, registration or garage door opener in the car  Always lock your vehicle  Consider a car alarm and or securing device  Park wisely  When returning to your vehicle
  15. 15. SAFETY ON THE STREET Walk in well-lit and well-traveled areas   Avoid alleys, parks, walkways and tunnels, especially at night  Walk with a friend  Be alert and walk with a purpose  If being followed go where there are people and where you’ll feel safe  Avoid groups of people loitering in areas
  16. 16. STREET SAFETY CONTINUED… Don’t wait for a ride or the bus in an  isolated location when possible  Cab companies are a service  Keep your arms free of packages  Consider carrying a cellular phone, personal alarm or whistle  When returning home
  17. 17. PERSONAL SAFETY WHEN HANDLING MONEY Never carry large sums of money  Use a wallet or billfold instead of carrying a  purse Don’t carry everything you own-just what you  need Do not leave your purse unattended not even  for a moment When using ATM’s be aware of people loitering  or shoulder surfing Be aware of skimming devices at ATM’s or on  debit machines
  18. 18. WHAT IF I’M ATTACKED!! Try to STAY CALM. Use your common  sense  If you have an opportunity to escape without harm, go for it!  If someone is near you give them instructions  Without staring, try to get a good mental picture of the robber’s appearance and mannerisms.  Never try to apprehend an offender  Only use physical force to defend yourself as a last resort
  19. 19. WHAT IF I’M ATTACKED CONT. If the suspect has a weapon only you can  decide how to respond  Your best defense is to be prepared and your best weapon is your brain  Call the police as soon as possible!!
  20. 20. WHAT THE POLICE NEED FROM YOU! Stay Calm   Suspect(s) description  Weapons involved  Direction of travel  Time occurred  Witness statement
  21. 21. THE 3 P’S OF CRIME PREVENTION: Plan Ahead- have a buddy system in place, know your  route, never take anything you don’t need. Prepare for Anything- know your plan to get help if  you need it. GO WITH YOUR GUT!! Trust your instincts. Practice- good safety habits are lost if you don’t  continuously practice them!!
  22. 22. By Taking The Steps To Be Prepared You Can Protect Yourself And Your Property!! Empower Yourself by Trusting Your Instincts!!

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