Recently, I have had several opportunities to talk with people about personal safety. Some people think they know how to be safe but actually leave themselves open to theft and worse. It is always good to review vehicle and home safety tips and here are a few.
There is the impression that those of us who live in the suburbs or rural areas do not have to be on guard for criminal activity. The best way to stop crime is not be a victim in the first place.
Many of these crimes are crimes of opportunity. To prevent many of these crimes, you can simply to lock your vehicle and home doors and windows. Even when you park your vehicle at your residence, lock your doors. Do not leave purses, handbags, wallets or other valuable items in open view. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to grab something and be on their way.
If you are leaving your home, again make sure your windows and doors are secured. The extra few minutes it takes to check this can help prevent a crime, insurance claims and the loss of feeling secure in your own home.
A person should be aware of their surroundings. You should know your neighbors, co-workers and be aware of what would be considered normal activity.
If you think something is suspicious or looks wrong, it probably is and you will want to take prudent action to take care of yourself and your property. This may mean calling security or the police and being a good observer so you can explain what made you concerned.
Just these simple things can help prevent crime and make a difference in protecting you, your family and your property.
Meet new State Trooper Thomas KillI would like to introduce newest members of the Michigan State Police - Brighton Post family, our six graduates of the 125th Trooper Recruit School. These troopers are of the very best and have earned the right to be called Troopers.
This week we would like to introduce Trooper Thomas Kill who has a long family history with the Michigan State Police as his father and both grandfathers were Troopers.
Trooper Kill graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Media and Communication Technology and is a member of the Ojibwa tribe, Keewenaw Bay Indian Community, Bear Clan. Trooper Kill’s grandfather, who was a Trooper and Tribal Chief, gave him the name of “Chenodin”, which means “Big Wind.”
Trooper Kill chose to be a Trooper because throughout his life he has grown up around Troopers. Those Troopers made such a meaningful impact on his life that he decided at an early age he wanted to be a Trooper and carry on the tradition.
If you have a questions or comments please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to Ask A Trooper, Michigan State Police – Brighton Post, 4337 Buno Road, Brighton, MI 48116.