Security Tips

The most serious obstacle to personal safety is an attitude of complacency or fatalism.

Statements like: “It can’t happen to me” and “if it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen” expose one to a serious danger.

Recent political events throughout the world have changed–but not necessarily diminished the threats you face. Today, the most prevalent threat everyone faces is crime.

A criminal attack against you or your family can take place at any post, as can a fire or other disaster. However, you can influence what happens to you by assuming more responsibility for your own security.

The information presented in this booklet is general. Not all the information applies to all posts. Ask for post-specific information from your Regional Security Officer (RSO) or Post Security Officer (PSO).

Residential Security

Residential security is a critical component of any personal security program. The following guidelines should be used in reviewing your residential security. 

  • All entrances, including service doors and gates, should have quality locks–preferably deadbolt. Check your:

    • Front Door
    • Rear Door
    • Garage Door(s)
    • Service Door(s)
    • Patio Door
    • Sliding Glass Door
    • Gate
    • Swimming Pool Gate
    • Guest House Door(s). to select and secure your safehaven.

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