Protecting Yourself

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Tips on How to Protect Yourself
  • Always lock your car doors while driving, and roll windows up far enough to keep anyone from reaching inside.
  • At stop signs and lights keep the car in gear and stay alert.
  • Travel well-lighted, busy streets. You can spare those extra minutes it may take to avoid an unsafe area.
  • Keep your purse and other valuables out of sight, even where you are driving in your locked car.
  • Park in safe, well-lighted areas near your destination.
  • Always lock your car, even for a short absence. Before unlocking your car, quickly check to make sure no one is hiding in your car.
  • Never pick up hitchhikers. Even the most harmless-looking stranger can be dangerous.
  • When you arrive home, leave your headlights on until you have the car in the garage and the house door is unlocked.
    • If you can have a remote controlled garage door opener installed, it will allow you to remain in your locked car until you are inside your locked garage.
  • Check the daily routes you travel and pick out safe spots (24-hour gas stations, convenience stores, and police and fire stations). If trouble should arise, drive straight to one of these locations.

If you encounter trouble and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1. If your problem is not an emergency, contact the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100.