The Collierville Police Department continues to strive to provide quality citizen safety tips as part of our efforts to reduce the risk of citizens in this community "falling victim" to personal injury attacks. As part of this continuing effort, we would like to share below some personal safety tips that can easily be taught to help reduce the risk of our young children becoming victims of personal attacks, such as abduction and exploitation.
Although the Collierville Police Department continues to provide information, courses of instruction, and officers working with our citizens and children on personal safety, we still firmly believe that the best people to teach our young children about proper safety skills and personal safety are you, their parents. Parents are without a doubt in the best position to provide this instruction along with reinforcement tips on remaining safe in the community. Parents know their children and their habits better than anyone; therefore, parents are in the best position to provide and emphasize this instruction.
Personal Safety Tips
- Teach your children the importance of safety.
- Always know where your children are.
- Children should be familiar with their play areas and knowledge of danger indicators such as water, electricity, heights, etc...
- Teach your children to never touch a firearm and to tell an adult if one is found.
- Teach children the Buddy System and the concept of safety in numbers.
- Teach children at the earliest possible age their full name, address, telephone number, and when and how to dial 911.
- Do not leave small children unattended, especially in a parked automobile.
- Teach your children Stranger Danger and what to do if approached by a stranger.
- Teach your children to never approach a strange car.
- Remind your children to always let you know where they are.
- When walking to school, know your child's route and use main roads and highly traveled routes rather than secluded shortcuts.
- Maintain a fingerprint record of your child.
Additional information on protecting children from abduction and exploitation can be obtained on the Internet at the following links: