Republic the Philippines NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSION PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE MATI CITY POLICE STATION City of Mati

0o0 MCPSHon MICHELLE N RABAT City Mayor, Mati City, Dvo Or Greetings ! Forwarded for your end are copies of the pamphlet “TO SERVE AND PROTECT “ Crime Prevention and Safety Tips as guidance in the full implementation of the components of the Community Oriented Policing System or COPS in order to fully harness the cooperation and support of the community in a unified front campaign against crime in the AOR. This is a gesture of concern as first-hand reminders that the PNP Mati City really cares. I am looking forward that this Safety Tips be disseminated to the 26 Barangays of Mati City. Respectfully Yours, CANDIDO O SURALTA JR., RCr. Police Senior Inspector Chief Of Police 04 April 2008

do not go in. or in the telephone directory. When moving in to a new apartment or residence. 12. Make it a habit to inform family members or housemates on your whereabouts. NBI and the Barangay 3. Don’t be afraid to ask for an identification. or security guard. Fire Station and Barangay headquarters in your locality. gardener. 15. 4. use a safety latch on the door. 17. 13. 8. Never let strangers into your home to use the telephone. 21. Immediately report any suspicious person or vehicle seen in the vicinity. Know their friends and the people they usually go out with. Go to a neighbor and call the police. If you receive a wrong number phone call. Unplug all electrical appliances before leaving the house or better yet. Know also the places where your love ones frequents go. not a security lock. Require them to secure clearances from the police. or changed. Always close the drapes when doing so. 24. Keep them out of sight and out of reach from the outside. 14. 20. 5. If possible. If you see or hear anything suspicious . . 16. Always take down the names of callers and their messages including the date and time of their calls. always have the locks rekeyed. In answering the phone. 11. 2. don’t give out your name or phone number. Secure valuables. call the police. If you receive an obscene phone call. do not divulge your name and important information to strangers. Be alert and aware of your surroundings before opening the gate or the door. Always leave outside lights on after dark. REMEMBER: A house left unguarded is a prime target for break-ins and theft. like money. household help. 10. List important information. hang up and call the police. 23.CRIME PREVENTION AND SAFETY TIPS HOUSEHOLD SAFETY TIPS 1. jewelry and important documents in a safe to protect them from robbery or fire. Beware of people befriending your household help or who are asking too many questions about those in the house. Make the call for them while they wait outside. 7. If you suspect anyone is in your house. Never dress in front of windows. 18. Never let anyone into your home without proper identification. Entrust your house to people you absolutely trust or ask relatives to remain in your house until you return. or use motion lights. Know who is at your door before opening it. Post a list near the telephone containing emergency numbers of the Police Station. like serial numbers of appliances in the house. 25. If you are a woman and live alone. ask the driver to wait until you are safely inside. 19. Never rely on chain locks. 6. Wide angle door viewers (180 degrees or 190 degrees) enable you to identify the visitor. baby sitter. Use window curtains to prevent people from seeing the inside of the house. They are only a privacy lock. but that person can’t see you. turn off the main fuse to prevent electrical fire. list only your first initial and last name on the mailbox. Have the door key in your hand so you can open the door immediately when you return home. 9. This will aid in the recovery of stolen items. Avoid displaying valuable things in the backyard to prevent any break-in. When arriving home by private car or public conveyance like a taxi. 22. Conduct a thorough background check on any person you are hiring as driver. You can see the person.

If you are going to be out late. and don’t respond to comments from strangers on the street. 9. avoid dark and isolated intersections or stops. change seats and tell the operator. 14. 8. Secure your wallet. 17. Be ready with the key to the gate or door so that you won’t stay too long outside the gate. make sure you have cab fare. 2. color of the taxi. 3. Be calm in speaking to them . If you notice that someone is intentionally following you. They will aid the police in his capture.SAFETY MEASURES ON THE STREETS 1. 13. 4. 5. Don’t hitchhike. Don’t accept rides from strangers. 7. When riding alone in a taxi. If you ride with another person. 15. 16. 10. At night. Do not place it in a loose pocket such as the jacket pocket. Pass through secured and well-lighted walkways. Watch your surroundings and be alert for suspicious persons. If someone in the bus bothers you. Do not attempt to argue with or fight off armed criminals. streets and in your cars or homes. body markings. They are dangerous and maybe mentally and emotionally unstable. Remember the appearance of the criminal and noticeable details such as tattoos. stores. Use caution in parking lots and those areas near shrubs or with shrubs. color of the hair and speech irregularities. immediately seek refuge in a building with a security guard. cross the street and walk into an open business area. even the time and place where you boarded. Have your fare or pass ready in hand when boarding the bus. Familiarize yourself with the vicinity. 20. 12. always be at the rear seat of the vehicle. When riding a taxi especially at night. sit near the control panel and if attacked. 19. REMEMBER: People who are easily victimized on the streets are those who are careless and are unaware of their surroundings. Walk on the sidewalk opposite the flow of traffic in order to see any vehicle coming towards your way. Avoid using your cell phones while walking to prevent being a victim of snatching. especially around banks. 18. Avoid dark shortcuts ad tight spots. Stay alert against snatchers when walking or when aboard any public transport especially when seated near the window or entrance of the vehicle. 6. and be aware of people around you. press as many of the control buttons as possible. Look around when getting off the bus or trolley. Be calm and maintain presence of mind if a crime is being committed in your midst. Do not carry large amounts of money or wear expensive jewelry when riding in a public transport such as bus jeepney or taxi. write down important identifying details such as plate numbers. . 11. and if someone suspicious is following you.

Inform the school on who is authorized to fetch your child. lock all doors and windows and use your cell phone to call for help. In crowded places such as malls. 5. If such strangers are persistent. 6. When walking to your car. drive past that person and stop at a safe distance before using your phone to call for help or seek help from the police of highway patrol 13. Always keep your car in gear when stopped at a traffic signal or stop sign. run and immediately inform their parents. They are easy targets of armed car thieves. Inform the school authorities that are prohibited from divulging any information about your children and giving away their pictures without permission. 15. 4. have your keys in hand so you can open the car door without delay 10. Always prearrange meetings with anyone so you do not have to wait alone. Do not leave your parking ticket inside the vehicle. you can quickly drive away. Warn teenage children . 18. 2. REMEMBER: Children are easy prey to crimes because of their innocence. REMEMBER: Highly skilled car thieves can easily steal or break into cars. PREVENTION AGAINST CARNAPPING AND CARJACKING 1. 12. especially females.SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN : 1. so that if threatened in any way. 17. This arrangement must not be violated until you yourself give word of any change in the arrangement. advice children to shout. Be security-conscious all the time. Parents and guardians must exert all efforts to ensure their safety. keep your young children close to you and keep an eye on them at all times. Always check the back seat of your car before getting in. especially if you are a female. relatives or authorities such as teachers. If your vehicle breaks down in an unsafe place at night. Warn children not to talk or receive anything from strangers. They may be serving as spotters or look-outs for car thieves. 2. 16. 7. Instruct children not to stay outdoors without the company of parents or guardians to avoid being victims of abduction. Always coordinate with the school regarding the security of the children. stay inside your vehicle. Always lock your door while driving 14. 9. Never allow an unknown vehicle follow you home 8. . 5. 4. know the identities of their companions and the address and telephone 3. Do not trust watch your car boys when you park outside buildings. against smooth-talking and dubious characters who may have criminal intentions or who are bad influences or appear to be bad influences. If your children have to go out with other companions. 11. Do not allow your driver to sleep inside your vehicle while waiting for you. 6. security guards or the police. 7. If a person at the roadside is waving for help due perhaps to a flat tire or engine trouble. Immediately change your ignition switch in case you lose the ignition key of your vehicle. 3. Children are prone to wander off. Install a warning alarm on your vehicle Do not leave valuables inside the vehicle Never pick up hitchhikers Don’t park in the dark Never leave your keys in the car Use safety locks or child-locks on the doors or windows of your vehicle at all times to prevent any criminal from entering your vehicle especially when you are stuck in traffic.

8. 7. If you really have to go home. They can inform you of suspicious people who are asking questions about you and your family. Avoid walking along crime-prone streets especially when alone. 5.PREVENTING SEX CRIMES 1. 6. REMEMBER: Secure your wealth. should you decide to ride in one. Instruct companions in the house. 4. 3. Your correct immediate reaction and audacity can save you against the kidnappers. 6. Know your neighbors and communicate with them frequently. If the rapist is too strong to overcome or he is armed or he is with a group. Remember that the procedures in case of kidnappers block your vehicle. biting or simply shouting 5. avoid falling into predictable routines such as travel routes to and from the office. 4. it is better to wait for sunrise before going home. If you are alone at work after business/office hours. 3. This attracts unnecessary attention to your wealth. Go home early but if you cannot avoid going on overtime. do so and stick to them. reason with him or convince him that you have an infectious disease such as Hepatitis B or AIDS. Do not allow alcohol or drugs to impair your judgment. If you haven’t already set social standards. Do not allow an overly aggressive pursuer to change your mind. and departure and arrival schedules. If an attacker flees. otherwise it will invite harm. kicking the groin. office mates or colleagues not to give away information about you and your daily routines. 2. Move fast and use any defense tactics such as scratching the face. Avoid lifestyle or excess. REMEMBER : Alertness and presence of mind will ward off a sexual attack PREVENTING KIDNAPPING 1. 2. If you and your family are possible targets of kidnapping. keep your door locked 10. Avoid stating your identity in ads posted when selling a large property. this invites for you and your family. . 11. These streets are usually situated near places of ill-refute 7. Avoid wearing sexually suggestive clothing Do not accept free rides from strangers avoid being in an elevator with a stranger Be alert against rapists. Be conscious of suspicious vehicles that may be tailing you. It is never a good idea to go to a night club alone. ask the security guard or anyone you know to walk you to your car or take down the number of your taxi cab. continue shouting and creating commotion until you find refuge and help. 9.

. No fact is too trivial. report it. Beware of “get-rich-gimmick” promo in the internet or through text messages claiming that you have been randomly selected as the winner of a raffle or sweepstakes draw. If you can not escape. ask them to stay until the police arrives. you must decide the proper course of action There is no hard and fast rule as to self-defense. RCr. And finally. These are usually scams or practical jokes even if they claim to have DTI permits. It is not advisable to carry guns. . Try to negotiate Stall for time Be verbally assertive Distract or divert the assailant.. These are schemes of transnational crime syndicates. Check first with the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) 6. IF YOU ARE ATTACKED ALWAYS REMEMBER TO. Run toward an open business area towards a public place where there is a group of people. Do not accept any package or parcel from the mail or delivery services if you do not know the source. It is illegal to carry some of these weapons and they could be used against you. Avoid communicating with strangers in chat rooms recruiting you for clandestine internet business. And if there are witnesses. this allows the criminal to operate without interference. Chief Intel & Investigation Sec Directorate for Integrate Police Opn Eastern Mindanao (DIPO-EM) . Tell the police what you know. then flee. Notify the police immediately when you get the opportunity. Be on guard against illegal recruiters for jobs abroad. . . 7. 3. Do not fall for internet messages claiming that you have been made a beneficiary of the money of rich people from other countries such as Nigeria. Try to talk your way out of it. your location and your perceived chances of success. It is advisable not to carry weapons. it helps the police to assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are likely to occur. and keep it up to attract attention and help from people nearby During an armed attack. bide for time and look for another opportunity. knives or chemical sprays. REMEMBER: Gullible people are targets of cyber-criminals and illegal recruiters. Do not give out important information as ATM account numbers. You must consider your physical capabilities. A half-hearted attempt could be worse than no attempt at all. these may contain illegal materials. Hide if you can get the opportunity. clubs. When you report a crime and all the facts about it. 5. contraband or drugs 4. You may end up a victim of cyber-sex or human trafficking syndicates. Compiled by: • • • PCI CANDIDO O SURALTA JR. • • • • • • • • Use common sense. 2. e-mail passwords or credit card numbers on the internet or to a call center representative. You will surely land in jail if such packages contain illegal substances. If you don’t report a crime. if a crime occurs. Scream as loud as possible.AVOIDING BEING RECRUITMENT VICTIMS OF CYBER-CRIMES AND ILLEGAL 1. Refuse any request to hand carry packages from other people especially when going abroad even if the package are from people you know.

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