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Crime Prevention & Safety
The Basic Rules
Have a Game Plan
Maintain a Confident Posture/Attitude
Stay Alert! Be aware of others and threatening situations
Trust Your Instincts
Use well lighted and busy streets. Try to avoid deserted streets, vacant lots, alleys, construction sites, and wooded areas.
Always take the safest route even if it is a little longer.
Walk Facing traffic so you can see approaching cars.
Don't flaunt expensive jewelry and clothing.
Wallets should be kept in an inside pocket.
If a purse must be carried, make sure to keep it close to your body and keep a firm grip on it.
Don't wear headphones. They keep you from hearing what is going on around you.
Don't overburden yourself with packages and groceries. They make it harder to react to a situation.
Don't let passersby distract you. Criminals sometimes work in pairs. One may ask you for directions or fake an injury while the other is stealing from you.
When using a pay phone, stay alert. Keep the phone call short and simple.
Burglary Prevention Tips
Child Safety Seats
Citizens on Patrol
Crime Watch Meetings
Crime Prevention Tips - Monthly
Internet Purchase Exchange Location
Halloween Safety Tips
Preventing Package Delivery Theft
Teen Driving Laws
Terrorism Awareness for Citizens
Wheeling Safe Communities Program
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