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1 Workplace Safety TROOPER CRISTY PULLEN ILLINOIS STATE POLICE

2 What does an offender look for? ? ?

3 Let’s Look Today At Three Areas of Concern: Safety in your home/hotel room Safety in your home/hotel room Safety on the street/work Safety on the street/work Safety in your car Safety in your car

4 The Four A’s Awareness- Be aware of surroundings Awareness- Be aware of surroundings Alertness- Be alert to unusual activities Alertness- Be alert to unusual activities Avoidance- Avoid problem areas Avoidance- Avoid problem areas Act- Take action on information gained in this program Act- Take action on information gained in this program

5 Passive Resistance ? Talk Yell Fire Pretend to Have Chest Pains/Abdominal Pains Feigning Sprained Ankle/Seizure Falling Limp/Fainting Vomit/Urinate AIDS/HIV

6 Active Resistance ? Break Away Run Fight Possible Weapons: Keys Combs Mace?

7 The Crime Triangle! ?

8 What Does Your Employer Provide? ? Agenda Buddy System Check In and Out Cellular Phone

9 WORK SAFETY KNOW YOUR CLIENTS KNOW YOUR CLIENTS IDENTIFY ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH IDENTIFY ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH TAKE A CELL PHONE TAKE A CELL PHONE GO IN DAYLIGHT HOURS GO IN DAYLIGHT HOURS IF SOMETHING SEEMS WRONG FOLLOW YOUR GUT INSTNCT IF SOMETHING SEEMS WRONG FOLLOW YOUR GUT INSTNCT

10 II. SAFETY AT WORK Always be aware of your surroundings Always be aware of your surroundings Walk briskly with your head up, near the middle of the sidewalk Walk briskly with your head up, near the middle of the sidewalk Carry pepper mace & security whistle Carry pepper mace & security whistle Keep your options open Keep your options open

11 What’s Wrong With This Picture?

12 WHEN AT ALL POSSIBLE Use the “Buddy System” - Vary your route and times Avoid desolate areas Carry your mace/whistle Resist the temptation to wear a personal stereo (Walkman) If you think something is suspicious ahead, cross the street before you get there

13 I. Home Security Starts with a home assessment: Starts with a home assessment: Take pictures or video of your home Take pictures or video of your home Mark valuables with your SS# Mark valuables with your SS# Record serial numbers Record serial numbers Equip windows & doors with deadbolt locks – sliding patio doors with pins & tension braces Equip windows & doors with deadbolt locks – sliding patio doors with pins & tension braces

14 Let’s Look Outside… Are your shrubs & trees trimmed back? Are your shrubs & trees trimmed back? Do you have a high fence in the backyard? Do you have a high fence in the backyard? Is your garage door fully closed & locked? Is your garage door fully closed & locked? Do you hide a spare key? Do you hide a spare key? Do you have adequate outdoor lighting? Do you have adequate outdoor lighting? Is your alarm properly installed & working? Is your alarm properly installed & working?

15 Have You Considered?…. Obtaining a large dog… Obtaining a large dog… Or Maybe…

16 Creating An Illusion… Dog food/water bowls in a conspicuous place Dog food/water bowls in a conspicuous place “Beware of dog” signs in yard “Beware of dog” signs in yard Electronic Barking Dog device Electronic Barking Dog device

17 Other Home Safety Considerations: Light timers Light timers Mail/newspaper pickup when away Mail/newspaper pickup when away Answering machine, possibly with male voice Answering machine, possibly with male voice Use peep hole – not door chain Use peep hole – not door chain Never admit a stranger to your home Weapons in house Use initials in phone book, on mailbox Never enter your home if anything looks out of place

18 III. Automobile Safety Keep your car well maintained at all times – this is your first line of defense! Keep your car well maintained at all times – this is your first line of defense! Maintain at least a half-tank of gas if possible, particularly in winter months Maintain at least a half-tank of gas if possible, particularly in winter months Always carry a map of the area in which you are traveling, an emergency phone number list and a Send Police sign Always carry a map of the area in which you are traveling, an emergency phone number list and a Send Police sign A cell phone is your best tactical weapon A cell phone is your best tactical weapon

19 If Your Car Breaks Down… Pull the car as far to the right as possible Pull the car as far to the right as possible Stay inside – with doors locked - and place a cell call to the appropriate emergency # or put your Send Police sign in the window Stay inside – with doors locked - and place a cell call to the appropriate emergency # or put your Send Police sign in the window Do not accept a ride from strangers – ask them to call the police (or advise that police are on the way) Do not accept a ride from strangers – ask them to call the police (or advise that police are on the way) You can drive slowly on a flat tire if necessary You can drive slowly on a flat tire if necessary

20 Stranded Motorists Do not stop for a stranger Use cell phone to report roadside problems Go to next exit and call Call 911 or *77 to report the problem

21 Car Jackings or Bump and Robs Stagger car at intersections Stay away from inside (curb) lane Lock doors Do not pull up too close to vehicle in front of you

22 Summary Make safety a habit- EVERYDAY Make safety a habit- EVERYDAY Make the criminal’s job harder- not easier Make the criminal’s job harder- not easier Just like a seat belt, the information we have talked about today can not help you if you do not use it Just like a seat belt, the information we have talked about today can not help you if you do not use it

23 Let’s Be Careful Out There!


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