With the start of a new school year comes a good time to remind citizens the importance of personal safety. The Santa Ramona Police department recommends the following:
Be aware of your surroundings. You wouldn’t text and drive so don’t text and walk. Having your head down over a phone signals would be attackers you aren’t paying attention.
Travel in groups. Most predators will go for the lone creature away from the herd, criminals are much the same. There is safety in numbers.
Walk in the light. A dark alley short cut may save you time but at the cost of your life potentially. It’s better to be late than dead.
When in doubt, scream it out. If you feel threatened don’t stay silent about it. It’s better to be embarrassed about making a fuss over nothing than being a quiet corpse.
Don't accept drinks from someone when you go out. If you have to leave your table, don't drink from the glass you left behind. Order a new drink.
“You must take your safety as seriously as you would picking out a new pair of shoes" says the always fashionable, Chief of Police Sarina Jade.