Posted on: June 27 2011 | Posted in: Key IssuesDowntown Safety Message
DDD Public Safety Rangers Encourage Stakeholders to Use SafeWalk Services
SafeWalk is a courtesy service provided by DDD Public Safety Rangers. Downtown residents, workers and visitors are encouraged to contact the Rangers to take advantage of courtesy SafeWalks to their vehicles or other Downtown destinations.
To schedule a SafeWalk, contact the DDD Public Safety Rangers 7 days a week between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Please call at least 20 minutes prior to the requested SafeWalk.
Call or text (504) 415-1730. If texting, include name, location and time of meet-up.
Walking Downtown Safety Tips:
â€¢ Strength comes in numbers. Two is always safer than one!
â€¢ If you walk alone, make sure you tell someone your route and the time you expect to return
â€¢ Be aware of your surroundings
â€¢ Keep your cell phone handy for use in an emergency
â€¢ If carrying a purse, place it securely between your arm and body. Do not use the shoulder strap, which can be easily grabbed
â€¢ Wear bright colored clothing when out after dark
â€¢ Stick to busy, well-lit streets
â€¢ When approached by a panhandler simply say "no, thank you" or "no, sorry." Avoid negotiations or saying things like "I have no change" because they take bills as well!
â€¢ Avoid needless displays of money