Safety Tips

Shopping Safety Tips

Shopping Safety Tips

The Alexandria Police Department would like to remind you of some helpful Shopping Safety Tips.

Safety in the Parking Lots

  1. Park and walk in well-lit areas. 
  2. Walk with confidence be aware of people around you, and know where you parked. 
  3. Always lock your car doors after leaving or entering your car. 
  4. Have your keys in your hand so that you do not have to linger before entering your car. Check the back seat before you get in. 
  5. Don’t leave packages on the car seats. Keep packages out of sight in the trunk or under a covered rear cargo area.

Safety While Shopping

  1. Pay with checks or credit cards when possible. Do not flash large amounts of cash. 
  2. Don’t leave any purchases or your purse unattended while shopping or in a dressing room. 
  3. Try to carry as little as possible. Make multiple trips to your vehicle to store your purchases. 
  4. Never leave your children alone. 
  5. If your children get separated from you, teach them to find a cashier or a security officer and ask for help. 

Report all suspicious activity. Call 911 with a description.