- Never run errands for strangers, even for money.
- Never accept candy money or gifts from a stranger, or an invitation to a movie, etc.
- Never get in to a car with a stranger for any reason.
- Never Hitch-Hike.
- If a stranger attempts to coax you into a car, yell and run, then write down the license number from a safe distance, or scratch it in the dirt. Then tell your parents teacher or a policemen.
- If a friend gets in to a car with a stranger, even if you have warned him not to, write down the license number and tell a policeman, your parents or teacher right away.
- Make sure that your parents always know you are and who you are with.
- When collecting for charities, always travel in groups of two or more, and never go inside a stranger’s house.
- Teach your children their full names, address and telephone No.
- Tell them never to admit to being home alone on the phone or to someone at the door.
- Instruct children to look out for each other and tell you when something unusual or suspicious happens.
- Report suspicious individuals or vehicles lurking in areas where children play to the police.
- Ask a trusted neighbor to provide security for your children if any threat or emergency arise while you are away from home. Offer to do same for them.
- Every child should know that police are friends and be able to recognize the uniform and know that a policeman will be receptive if the child is lost or frightened.
- Children should be encouraged to play with friends and never in isolated areas or vacant buildings.
- Parents should always know where their children are.
- Parents should ensure that baby-sitters are known and can be trusted.
- Fix grills on windows and glass paneled doors.
- Don't allow any stranger to enter your house, when you are alone without
finding out his identity.
- Beware of persons coming to your house under the pretext of repairing/selling
- Keep side doors pad locked and main door bolted.
- Use slam-shut locks instead of pad locks. Install magic eye and safety
chains on doors.
- Look through the magic eye and ensure the door chain is secure before
opening the door to a stranger.
- Leave a light switched on when you go out of town. Inform your
about your absence from your home for a long or short period.
- Insure all valuable properties like VCR, TV etc.
- Mark valuables with an identification number like your Ration Card,
- Install an alarm system and learn how to use it. Monitor your alarm
system and arrange for guard response. Stow away ladders and stools.
- Make your home appear lived in. Don't keep huge amount of cash and
ornaments in the house. Use bank lockers.
- Don't sleep near an open window during the night.
- Don't disturb the scene, if you notice theft in your house, wait for
the arrival of police otherwise it will lead to tampering of evidence
like fingerprints, footprints etc.
- things, conducting meter readings etc.
- Don't wear heavy ornaments while travelling alone.
- Don't open your bag-containing valuable like cash and ornaments, while
travelling in public places.
- Don't go alone with cash and jewelry during the nighttime.
- Do not record a message on answering machine telling people you are
on holiday or away.
STEPS FOR PERSONAL SAFETY
HOW TO PREVENT BAG SNATCHING
- Always stop and think about the risk.
- Always identify a visitor before opening the door.
- Never allow young children to open the door to visitors.
- Always ask representatives to provide identification.
- Avoid walking alone at night.
- Walk in busy well lit roads, towards traffic.
BEWARE OF UNVERIFIED SERVANTS
IN YOUR HOUSE
- Carry your purse close to your body and slightly to the front.
- Your purse should be closed and fastened at all times. Do not leave
it on a counter.
- Do not carry your keys, cheque book or credit-cards in your bag. Carry
them in a jacket or other pocket on your person.
- Do not carry more money than necessary.
- If someone attempts to take your bag, give it up rather than risk
PREVENT VEHICLE THEFTS
- Get your domestic help's antecedents verified.
- Give his/her photograph as well as address to the nearest Police Station
- Get his/her background verified from previous employer.
- Avoid giving access to his relatives and friends.
- Avoid displaying jewelry and valuables in the house.
- Don’t keep vehicles in your house compound without locking.
- Two wheelers should be kept in the safe places after tying with a
chain and lock.
- When you park your vehicle in the parking area, ask somebody to keep
an eye over it.
- Never leave the vehicle door unlocked nor the windows partially open.
- Make sure that quarter glasses are properly secured.
- Never leave the key dangling in the ignition.
- Double-check all doors (including the boot) to ensure that they are
- Etch registration number of your car on the rear & front window screens
and windowpanes. Do not leave valuables in your car even if it is locked.
- Cut down on extra fittings, as these tempt prospective thieves.
- Install a car alarm.
- Never leave important documents in the glove box or boot.
- Never identify your key ring with your name.
- Do not offer a lift to anyone you do not know.
- If someone needs assistance, stop some distance away and communicate
through locked doors and partially opened window.
- In case of theft, immediately inform nearest police station, dial