SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS FROM WA POLICE
HOME SECURITY Ensure your house number is clearly visible. Never tell anyone that you are at home alone, such as tradies or delivery people. Install security screens and grilles. Fit deadlocks and key locks to doors and windows. USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT Travel with a friend. Wait for transport in a well-lit area close to other commuters. Keep a current timetable to minimise time spent waiting. USING YOUR TELEPHONE Always hang up on unwelcome callers. Never give your name or address to unknown telephone callers. Invest in an answering machine. SAFER SHOPPING Shop with friends whenever possible. If you carry a purse or bag, hold it close to your body, tucked under your arm. Always have a firm hold of your handbag or purse; don't leave it on shop counters or on the seat beside you on the bus or train.