Crime Prevention Tips 

Here are some crime prevention tips you can use in your everyday life while at home, on your computer or while out on the road.

Crime Prevention At Home:

  • Keep doors and windows locked
  • Keep your home well lit at night, both inside and outside
  • Keep curtains closed at night
  • Install a peephole in front door
  • Don’t leave notes on your door when you are gone
  • Don’t hide keys outside your home (under doormat or under a rock, etc.)
  • Ask for proper identification before opening your door to a stranger

Crime Prevention While You’re Out:

  • Go with friends or family, not alone
  • Carry your purse close to your body
  • Don’t carry excess credit cards or cash
  • Use direct deposit for checks
  • Be particularly alert in parking lots & garages
  • Do not carry weapons
  • Trust your instincts

Crime Prevention In Your Car:

  • Keep your gas tank full and your engine properly maintained to avoid breakdowns
  • Lock your car doors & keep windows closed
  • Lock packages & other valuables in the trunk
  • Check the front & back seat before entering your car
  • If your car breaks down, pull over to the right as far as possible, raise the hood of your car and wait inside the car for help to arrive

Watch Out For Con Artists:

  • Don’t fall for anything that sounds too good to be true
  • Never give personal information over the telephone unless you initiate the call
  • Don’t let anyone rush you into signing for something
  • Beware of offers to recover lost money

Cyber Crime Prevention

  • Install and Use Antivirus and Antispyware Software
  • Use caution with email attachments and untrusted links
  • Use caution when providing sensitive information
  • Create strong passwords
  • Secure Your Web Browser
  • Learn more about Computer Security Tips

 

Posted on: February 6, 2018