¨ Women who live alone should list only
their last names and initials on their mailboxes
¨ Always keep the door locked, even if
you are at home and even if you leave the house
¨ Never open the door automatically
after a knock, Ensure that strangers have identified
¨ Leave the light on over the door which
you will be using to enter at night. Have your key
¨ Close curtains at night.
¨ Never admit over the phone or to strangers that you will be alone at home.
¨ Lifts: If you live in an
apartment building where you know most of the residents and
¨ If a stranger requests the use of your
phone, do not let him enter your apartment.
If you return home and detect evidence
that someone as broken in to your domicile, do not
The above recommendations apply to men and women equally.However a few additional suggestions are advisory for women.
¨ Travel on well-lit streets and keep your purse out of sight.
¨ If you have car trouble in a dark area, lock yourself in and await the arrival of the police.
¨ If a stranger stops to give you
assistance do not get out of the car.
¨ Do not stop & offer help to stranded motorist.
¨ If you suspect that someone is following you, drive to the police station or police picket.
¨ Women are urged not to ask for lift under any circumstances.
¨ Never pick up a person asking for lift.
¨ Always Double lock your car when entering or leaving it.
¨ Mark your car radio and other removeable car equipment for identification.
¨ Utilize a locking switch lock.
¨ Never leave valuables such as
chequebooks, credit cards, etc, unattended in your
¨ Park in a well-lit and busy area.
¨ Carry your vehicle registration with
you. A thief can use your registration to show
¨ Report suspicious actions, someone
peering in to every parked car on the street,
¨ Check the back seat before getting into the car.
|Basic Rules for Personal Safety for the Child|
¨ 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
¨ If a friend gets in to a car with a
stranger, even if you have warned him not to,
¨ Make sure that your parents always
know you are and who you are with.
|For the Schools|
¨ Never release a child to anyone but the parents without telephone in the parent
... or guardian for approval.
¨ If a parent phones to ask for early release of a child, confirm the callers identity.
... Call the parents back at their home number listed in the schools records.
... If the call is being made away from home, determine authenticity be questioning
... the caller on details of the child.
¨ Make sure all visitors check in to the office and have staff watch for unknown
... persons in the building.
|Security During Vacation|
¨ Cancel all home deliveries of mail, newspapers, milk, etc.
¨ Arrange to have your lawn cut and garden watered during your absence.
¨ Do not leave notes for the paperboy, milkman, etc which would leave close
...as to your absence.
¨ Do not advertise your plan for a vacation.
¨ Notify a trusted neighbour of your plans and leave a key with him or her.
¨ Be sure all tools and ladders are out of sight.
¨ Leave your drapes open. Closed drapes would conceal a burglar from view
...of your neighbours.
¨ Turn your telephone down to its lowest level as a ringing telephone is an
...indication that no one is home.
¨ Do not pack your car the night before leaving on you vacation. Have everything
...ready so that you can load the car before leaving in the morning. This should be
...done as quickly as possible so that strangers in the neighbourhood will not have
...a chance to observe you and see that the home will be vacant.
¨ Before leaving check to ensure that all doors and windows are secured.
¨ Be sure that garage is locked. Garages contain tools, which would assist a
...burglar in break-ins. As well, once inside the garage, the thief would have
...ample privacy to do his business.
|Ask a neighbour to:|
¨ Remove throw away papers from your doorstep during your absence.
¨ Rearrange the positions of interior draperies from time to time.
¨ Notify the police if they detect anything suspicious strange ar around the house,
...enquiring strangers: etc.