If You're Attacked

  • Go with you instincts, but be realistic about your ability to fight off someone; your instinct may be to run, scream, kick, hit or bite.
  • If a weapon is displayed, don't resist. Give up your property and save your life.
  • Do what you are told and don't make any sudden moves.
  • Try to remember as many details as possible and alert Police as soon as possible.
  • Your goal should be to escape safety and survive; cooperate if you think that resisting may lead to further harm.
  • Remember every situation is different; you are the only one who can decide the appropriate course of action.
  • Constantly play the "what if" game to think about what you would do in a particular threatening situation. This will help prepare you to respond instinctively when a threat is encountered.
  • After an event, never feel guilty about what you did or did not do.