Let a trusted person know where you are going and when you expect to return. If possible, walk with someone you know.
Do not wear a headset. Not only will you not hear someone approaching, you may get distracted and become unaware of your surroundings.
While you are out, walk with confidence and know where you are going. Stay alert and make eye contact with people you pass.
Be aware of your surroundings. If you are uncomfortable, leave the area. Be especially alert at ATMs. Watch for suspicious persons wherever you are. You know who belongs in your community and what is out of place.
If you are, or think you are being followed, DO NOT GO HOME! Go to a business or busy area and contact the police.
Avoid verbal confrontations. These could lead to physical altercations. Just walk away!
Carry a safety whistle or make noise to attract attention if you are threatened. Attempt to get to a safe area such as a business. Ask us for a safety whistle!