This effort, launched by Senator Barbara Robinson of the 40th Legislative District in November 2017, is in response to unprecedented, dehumanizing and gratuitous levels of homicides in our city.
“Operation Be Safe” offers practical safety solutions for seniors in particular and all citizens of the city who could otherwise become a victim of the violence that has plagued us for too long. Crime and the fear of crime create special problems particularly for the elderly. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple common-sense suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends to help make it tough for criminals to work in your neighborhood”, she said.
SAFE LIVING TIPS:
Avoid using or flashing cash
Run errands or do shopping in the daytime
Never leave small children in the car while doing an errand
Do not walk the streets or stand at bus stops late at night
When traveling at night always travel in pairs
If your vehicle breaks down remain in your car and phone for help
If your car is tapped or bumped in the rear, call the police. Do not get out of the vehicle
Do not text and walk at the same time
Avoid bars, liquor stores and corner stores at night
When asked for money in the street always reply “I don’t have any cash” and keep moving
When in public places like the movies, church, etc., try and sit in the back so that you are able to see everything going on in front of you.
When getting out of your car in front of your house be sure to have enough time to get in your door before a pedestrian or motorist can get down the street. Wait in your vehicle until the street is clear.
Operation Be Safe (OBS) provides us with everyday thoughtful commonsense tips that each of us can do to protect and keep our families safe. I urge you to contact me Barbara Robinson with safe living tips for Operation Be Safe by phone/text message at 410-575-1553 or fill out the form below.