Porter County Sheriff's Department


Holiday Safety

 

Holiday Safety Tips

HOLIDAY/MALL SAFETY

CRIMINALS ARE OPPORTUNISTS- THEY WANT THE EASY HIT.

IF THEY WANTED TO WORK, THEY’D HAVE A JOB!

SHOPPING

          FIND A BUSY, WELL LIT SECTION OF THE PARKING LOT

          LOOK AROUND BEFORE YOU GET OUT

          WHEN YOU EXIT, WALK WITH CONFIDENCE!

          MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO APPROACH

          WHILE IN THE LOT, KEEP YOUR KEYS IN YOUR HAND

          DON’T PUT NAME OR ADDRESS ON KEY RING

          DON’T FLAUNT CASH OR JEWELRY

          TUCK PURSE UNDER YOUR ARM

          USE CREDIT CARDS RATHER THAN CASH

          KEEP PACKAGES OUT OF SIGHT

IF YOU ARE A VICTIM

          DON’T RESIST!!- ROBBERS WANT STUFF NOT YOU

          BEST DEFENSIVE SPRAY IS MIXTURE OF CS/OC

          CALL 911 FROM SCENE, NOT WHEN YOU GET HOME

          DO NOT LEAVE SCENE WITH BAD GUY

WHILE YOU ARE AWAY FROM HOME

          LOCK YOUR HOUSE.- OF BURGLARS JUST WALK IN!

          MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK AND SOUND OCCUPIED

PLAN TO BE OKAY

          LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR ITINERARY

          KEEP A CHARGED CELL PHONE WITH YOU

          USE YOUR INSTINCTS!

          BE AWARE!

 

Have a safe, and wonderful Holiday Sheriff David Lain

 

Holiday Safety

 

 

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