Being Safe While Walking

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Tips for Being Safe While Walking
  • When possible, avoid walking alone. Walk with someone, or walk in areas where other people are near.
  • Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and entry ways.
  • Avoid shortcuts through parks, vacant lots, and other deserted places.
  • Don't hitchhike or accept rides from strangers.
  • If a driver stops to ask for directions, avoid getting near the car.
  • If you are being followed, go to the nearest business or residence for help.
  • If you are harassed by the occupants of a car, simply turn and walk the other direction. The driver will have to turn around to follow you.
  • Hold your purse close, not dangling, and avoid carrying extra money or valuables with you.
  • When you return home, have you door key ready so that you can enter without delay.

Above all, be aware of the people around you and your surroundings. If you need assistance, please contact the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100.