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MV PD Safety TipsĀ 

Preventing Sexual Assault

Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of sexual assault.

  • Keep entrances to your home well lit
  • Secure all doors and windows. Use dead bolts, window locks and install peep holes on your front door
  • Know your neighbors and be aware of strangers
  • Ask for identification from contractors/service people before allowing them in
    your house
  • If your house is not secure when you arrive home, do not go inside. Call 911
  • Have emergency numbers by your phone
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Wear comfortable clothing so you can move fast
  • Avoid isolated or dark places
  • Walk at a steady pace and look confident
  • Carry a whistle or noise maker. The sound may scare off an attacker
  • Have car keys ready before you get to your car and check your back seat before entering your vehicle