The file below was compiled by a retired Albuquerque Police Department Deputy Chief. It's easy reading and a great starting point to keeping you, your loved ones, and your property safer and more secure.
The file below was compiled by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office East Area Command. It's also easy reading and full of good information.
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There are things we can all do to enhance our personal safety. We are blessed to live in a pretty safe society, so it's natural to become complacent and it takes effort to train ourselves to turn up our situational awareness just a bit. Things like being aware of what's going on around you as you walk through a parking lot are not hard to do, but it takes some work to make them habits. You have to remember to look around for more than just the car you don't want to get run over by. If something doesn't look right, trust your instincts and move away. If there's a van without windows parked too close to your car, maybe get someone to watch you get into yours. Think about not going to a bank ATM at night if you don't absolutely have to because you can't be as situationally aware at night. This isn't about living scared at all. It's just about being more aware and proactive. Being more situationally aware is empowering.