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Homecoming Safety Tips

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Have a Plan!

•    Select your events and purchase tickets in advance.

•    Designate drivers for each activity.

•    Park in well-lit parking areas and write down where you parked.

•    Stick together. Never travel alone. Leave with the group you came with.

•    Make sure you have the telephone numbers for the group.


Be Responsible!

•    Do not consume alcohol if you are less than 21 years of age.

•    If you are of legal age to consume alcohol, drink responsibly.

•    Do not accept open container drinks from strangers.

•    Designate drivers who have agreed not to consume any alcohol or call a friend.

•    Be mindful of police checkpoints and plan accordingly.

•    Remember, the State of Alabama prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while drinking alcoholic beverages.


Be Aware of Your Surroundings!

•    Be aware of what’s going on around you at all times.

•    Take notice of street names, parking signs and landmarks.

•    If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street, change direction or go to a place where others are standing.

•    Remember that people use high traffic/crowed events as a time to commit crimes.

•    If you are confronted by someone trying to victimize you, don’t be a hero. Get a good description and call the police.


Protect Your Valuables!

•    Keep personal identification on you at all times.

•    Limit the amount of cash and credit cards you carry with you.

•    Secure cell phones and electronic devices properly when not in use.

•    Keep handbags close when not accessing contents.

•    Secure all valuable items in the trunk of your vehicle. Do not leave valuables visible in your car.


Don’t Get Caught Off Guard!

•    Be mindful. Do not let the festive atmosphere catch you off guard.

•    Be aware of ticket scalpers. Purchase all event tickets from approved ticket venues.

•    Avoid displaying large sums of money.

•    Keep your room and vehicle doors locked at all times.

•    Don’t take rides from strangers.

•    Having fun is a priority during Homecoming, but safety should always be first!


Call for HELP!

•    Call the Department of Public Safety at 256-372-5555 when you notice any suspicious activity at. Or call 911.

•    Remember, safety and security is everyone’s business.