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General Safety Reminders

The Long Beach Police Department has provided the following personal safety tips:

  • Always be alert and aware of your surroundings and the people around you
  • Paying too much attention to an electronic device (iPod, cell phone, game system) can make you a target
  • Do not make it obvious that you have an electronic device, and avoid using one on the street
  • Don’t display your valuables in public view (money, jewelry, electronic devices, etc.)
  • Wearing ear or headphones prevents you from hearing what may be happening around you
  • Be aware of locations and situations that may make you vulnerable to crime, such as dark parking lots, walkways, alleyways and restrooms
  • Walk confidently and at a steady pace, and make eye contact with people
  • If you feel someone is following you, move to a well-populated area
  • Whenever possible travel with a friend; there is safety in numbers
  • Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible
  • Walk close to the curb and avoid doorways, bushes and alleys where someone could hide
  • Report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1