The NSW Police Department held a seminar with our North Parramatta residents last week, providing morning tea drinks and foods, but also providing a service of education on how to help protect yourself. Here are some tips that were spoken about at the seminar.

To be safe from crime and violence is a fundamental right for everyone in our community, As we grow older, several factors can impact on our confidence and quality of life.
Take a few extra precautions and be prepared when a risk is identified. This can go a long way to improve your feeling of safety when out in public spaces and at home.
Here are some simple tips we all can take to help protect yourself, your family and friends from the effects of crime.
PROTECT YOURSELF WHEN OUT & ABOUT
  • ALWAYS be alert when travelling on public transport. Find the crowded carriages,
    guards compartment (marked with a blue light) or sit at the front of the bus.
  • ALWAYS try to travel in groups of friends if possible.
  • NEVER carry large sums of cash in public.
  • ALWAYS carry identification and let someone know where you are going and
    what time you expect to be home.
PROTECT YOURSELF AT HOME
  • NEVER let anyone you don’t know and trust inside your home.
  • ALWAYS secure your homes doors and windows.
  • DO NOT leave valuables, mobile devices or keys (home or vehicle) in clear view.
  • ALWAYS report suspicious behaviour within your neighbourhood to police.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD
  • BE CAREFUL when sharing your personal or financial information such as drivers licence details or date of birth etc, over the telephone or on line.
  • ALWAYS read any contract or service paperwork carefully prior to paying for any work.
  • NEVER give anyone remote access to your online devices,
  • NEVER access emails from senders you don’t know or trust.
For more information please visit – www.police.nsw.gov.au