Personal Safety   <ul><li>Presented by:  </li></ul><ul><li>Crime Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Jim Yester  </li></u...
What Is Crime Prevention? <ul><li>Crime prevention is defined as the: </li></ul><ul><li>ANTICIPATION   </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Elements of Crime <ul><li>In order for a crime to occur, three (3) elements must be present. </li></ul><ul><li>Referred to...
Basic Personal Safety Rules <ul><li>Stay Alert </li></ul><ul><li>Stand tall and walk confidently </li></ul><ul><li>Always ...
HOME SECURITY &  SAFETY <ul><li>Keep doors and windows locked. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep overhead garage doors closed when no...
<ul><li>Don’t rely on chain lock or a doorknob lock. Install deadbolt locks  and use them . </li></ul><ul><li>Do not allow...
<ul><li>Have locks changed when you move into a new home. You don’t know who might have a key.  </li></ul><ul><li>If you r...
Shopping Safely <ul><li>Don’t flaunt expensive jewelry and clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Men: Wallets should be kept in an i...
<ul><li>Don’t over burden yourself with packages or groceries. They make it harder to react to a situation. </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Automatic Teller Machine users should keep transaction short and simple.  </li></ul><ul><li>If you feel threatened...
Parking Lot Safety <ul><li>Have your keys in your hand as you approach your car. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you enter your c...
Safe Driving <ul><li>Always keep your doors locked and windows rolled up. </li></ul><ul><li>Know where you are going and h...
<ul><li>When driving, place purses, cellular phones and other valuables in compartments or underneath your seat.  Never   ...
<ul><li>If you feel you are being followed, drive to the nearest police or fire station, open gas station or business, or ...
<ul><li>Never pick up hitchhikers. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your car in good running condition to avoid breakdowns. </li></u...
<ul><li>If you come across another motorist in trouble, call the police.  </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Stop </li></ul><ul><li>...
Awareness is Key <ul><li>Being  AWARE  of your surroundings and understanding your capabilities can reduce the risk of bec...
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Personal Safety I

  1. 1. Personal Safety <ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Crime Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Jim Yester </li></ul><ul><li>847-459-2560 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. What Is Crime Prevention? <ul><li>Crime prevention is defined as the: </li></ul><ul><li>ANTICIPATION </li></ul><ul><li>RECOGNITION & </li></ul><ul><li>APPRAISAL </li></ul><ul><li>of a crime risk and the initiation of some </li></ul><ul><li>action to remove or reduce it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elements of Crime <ul><li>In order for a crime to occur, three (3) elements must be present. </li></ul><ul><li>Referred to as the Crime Triangle. </li></ul>Desire Ability Opportunity Crime Triangle
  4. 4. Basic Personal Safety Rules <ul><li>Stay Alert </li></ul><ul><li>Stand tall and walk confidently </li></ul><ul><li>Always trust your instincts </li></ul><ul><li>Have a plan </li></ul>
  5. 5. HOME SECURITY & SAFETY <ul><li>Keep doors and windows locked. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep overhead garage doors closed when not in use. </li></ul><ul><li>Lock the entry door from the garage to the interior of your home. </li></ul><ul><li>Install a peep hole in the front door. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t “HIDE” keys in potted plants, under door mats, in the mail box or other obvious place. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Don’t rely on chain lock or a doorknob lock. Install deadbolt locks and use them . </li></ul><ul><li>Do not allow strangers into your home. </li></ul><ul><li>If a stranger makes a suspicious inquiry at your door, do not reveal that you are alone. Call 9-1-1. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach children not to reveal that they are home alone and never to let a stranger into the house. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Have locks changed when you move into a new home. You don’t know who might have a key. </li></ul><ul><li>If you return home and suspect that it has been burglarized or just that something isn’t right, do not enter. CALL 9-1-1 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Shopping Safely <ul><li>Don’t flaunt expensive jewelry and clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Men: Wallets should be kept in an inside coat or pants pocket, NOT in the rear pants pocket. </li></ul><ul><li>Women: Carry your purse close to your body and grip it firmly. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Don’t over burden yourself with packages or groceries. They make it harder to react to a situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let a passerby distract you. Criminals sometimes work in pairs: One may ask for directions or fake an injury while the other is stealing from you. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Automatic Teller Machine users should keep transaction short and simple. </li></ul><ul><li>If you feel threatened, or if someone suspicious is standing near the ATM, don’t use it. Go to another machine or come back later. </li></ul><ul><li>After you have withdrawn your money, put it away in your pocket immediately. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Parking Lot Safety <ul><li>Have your keys in your hand as you approach your car. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you enter your car, check for people in the back seat or on the floor. If you see someone, leave the area and call the police immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid leaving the building alone, especially after dark. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan the parking area, look for feet by parked vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>When parking your car, secure all valuables you plan to leave in the car out of sight. Never on the seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Always lock your vehicle. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Safe Driving <ul><li>Always keep your doors locked and windows rolled up. </li></ul><ul><li>Know where you are going and how to get there. </li></ul><ul><li>Carry a map with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Check gas gauge before you leave. </li></ul><ul><li>Be alert and careful when using underground or enclosed parking garages. </li></ul><ul><li>Park in well-lighted areas. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>When driving, place purses, cellular phones and other valuables in compartments or underneath your seat. Never on the seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Be alert at intersections, on expressways “on & off” ramps, and anytime when traffic is moving slowly. Smash and grab robberies or car-jacking are most likely to occur at these locations. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>If you feel you are being followed, drive to the nearest police or fire station, open gas station or business, or a well-lighted residence where you can safely call the police. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Never pick up hitchhikers. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your car in good running condition to avoid breakdowns. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking a trip? Plan your route in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>If your car breaks down, raise the hood, activate the 4-way flashers, use flares when needed, and place a “Call Police” placard in the window. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in your vehicle with the doors locked and windows rolled up. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>If you come across another motorist in trouble, call the police. </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Stop </li></ul><ul><li>Always carry a flashlight with fresh batteries, a fire extinguisher, first aid kit and a cellular phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully charge your cellular phone battery prior to leaving on your trip. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Awareness is Key <ul><li>Being AWARE of your surroundings and understanding your capabilities can reduce the risk of becoming a victim. </li></ul>

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