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Safety Tips While Walking your Deputy Dog

The suggestions made in this pamphlet are just that, suggestions. Minimize your chances of being a victim by reducing the opportunity for crime. 

Basic Street Sense
  • Wherever you are - stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Know the names of the streets you are near and have just passed, as well as the ones you are approaching. 
  • Send the message that you are calm, confident, and know where you are going. 
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. Check out the locations of the police, firestations, hospitals, restaurants, or stores. 
  • Stick to well-traveled streets.
  • Tell a loved one or a good friend where you are going, how you will be getting there, how they can get in touch with you, who you will be with, and when they can expect you back home. Call and advise them of any changes made.
  • Do not flash large amount of cash, credit cards, or other tempting targets. If you are carrying a large amount of cash, keep it in a seperate location. The smalled denominations should be on the outside. 
  • Do not wear clothing that restrict your movements. 
  • Always carry a cell phone with you, but don't let it be a distraction!
  • If you see something suspicious or concerning, call 911.