Keep Yourself Safe Campaign

Here are some safety tips Denver Police District 5 want people to keep in mind when they’re at home or out and about in the city:

When Walking –

  • Plan your walk in advance and choose a well-traveled route. Use discretion when talking or walking with unknown persons, even if they are offering you help.
  • Travel with friends, during the day and at night.
  • Avoid deserted areas – do not cut through parks, alleys or vacant lots at night.
  • If you think you’re being followed, cross the street, change direction or go to a public place where others are present.
  • If a person confronts you and demands money, give what is demanded and create a safe distance.
  • Keep alert – don’t allow a conversation on your cell phone to distract you from your environment.
  • Use caution when using an ATM and choose one that’s in a busy and well-lit area.

Your Home or Apartment –

  • Keep your doors and windows closed and locked when you’re away from home, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
  • Close your garage door and secure your bicycle. Use a quality U-shaped lock to secure your frame to a bicycle rack.
  • Be aware of any suspicious people or activity around your home or in your neighborhood. Report suspicious activity to the Denver Police Department ASAP.
  • Get to know your neighbors and agree to “keep an eye out” for each other.

While in Your Vehicle –

  • When you step out of your vehicle, roll up your windows and lock your doors, even if you’re stepping out for a few minutes.
  • Keep your valuables out of plan view. Hide your computer, cell phone, tablets, purse, wallet and backpacks. Never leave anything visible!
  • Use a steering wheel lock to prevent your vehicle from being stolen.
  • If you experience car trouble, pull over to a safe location away from the flow of traffic. Stay inside your vehicle with the doors locked and call the police for assistance.
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