Crime Prevention Tips of the Week (6/7/21)

June 7, 2021

School's out for many students and that means it's time for summer. With all the fun also comes the need for some summer safety reminders!

Home alone

Home Alone?

  • Keep your doors and windows locked.
  • If you don't have AC, open the window just a few inches and block or lock it so it does not open further.
  • Ignore solicitors. Don’t open or answer the door.
  • Don’t answer the phone unless it's someone you know.
  • Make sure you know important emergency phone numbers, mom/dad work, etc.


Logging onto your computer?

  • Establish and understand the house rules on computer use.
  • Don’t share personal information
  • Whether it be on social media sites or online gaming, guard your privacy and protect your reputation. Nothing is private online; you should assume everyone is watching and be careful of what you write and how you write it and think before you post. If you wouldn’t say it in person, then DON’T say it online.
  • Don’t be a bystander; if you see something, say something.
going out

Heading out?

  • Always check in with your parents or guardians so they know where you are going and how you're getting there.
  • Memorize your address and important phone numbers, or have your parent program then in your cell phone.
  • There's safety in numbers. Go places with friends.
  • If you're riding a bike, always wear a helmet and obey traffic laws.
  • The Boise Greenbelt is a great place to walk and bike but when the river is flowing heavy and fast with the snow runoff, be extra cautious and do not put yourself or others in a dangerous situation.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. We recommend removing your headphones, or wearing only one earbud, and putting down your cell phone.  Avoid shortcuts at night through parks; stay on the sidewalk or in well-lighted areas and pay attention and trust your gut when you get an uneasy feeling. Have some safe places to go to on your routes in case there is an emergency.
  •   Always remember you have the right to say NO. Get to safety and tell a trusted adult.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

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