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You will learn how to identify and avoid potentially dangerous people, places and situations at work, school, home and on the streets.

3 Things you can do to attract a robber.

What is the best way to attract the attention of robbers when going to or from work or school in the city? It’s really very simple, just follow these 3 simple rules. 1. Walk down the sidewalk, stand on L platforms or at bus-stops and focus all your attention on your smartphone or tablet. 2. […]

Instagram used to target college students

A maintenance worker targeted at least 33 women, police say, all college students, tracking their movements through social media and then burglarizing their apartments and houses.

75-year old army veteran saved kids from knife wielding attacker

Would you have had a clue how to handle a situation like the one James Vernon faced last Tuesday October 13th, when a knife wielding attacker blocked the only door to the library room holding sixteen children and a handful of mothers and chess teacher James Vernon. He was volunteering his time as a chess […]

Recognizing Pre-Attack Indicators

In order to avoid potentially dangerous people you need to know what to look for. What types of behaviors should you be looking for when walking down the street? This edited list of Pre-Attack Indicators comes courtesy of: Protective Concepts. Suspicious Signs — Recognizing Pre-Attack Indicators Signaling between people – in particular people who otherwise appear […]

4th woman attacked in Midlothian:

It has been just over a week since the last attack took place near the Metra Station in Midlothian. It was the fourth attack in as many weeks. The first attack took place July 20th and the most recent on August 10th. According to ABC News the victims said their attacker punched and beat them […]

Recent security training didn’t stop shooter in Maryland mall

Retailers are taking steps to make shopping at malls and stand-alone stores more secure.

Black Friday: 10 tips to keep thieves at bay

Over 140 million people will be shopping for bargains this Black Friday. Sprinkled in among those millions of bargain hunters will be thousands of criminals looking to pick up a few gifts at your expense. These criminals will come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. They will consist of thieves, strong-arm robbers, pickpockets, and purse-snatchers […]

What are the real dangers trick-or-treaters face on Halloween?

What is so dangerous about Halloween?

Melee on Mag Mile caused more angst than injury

What steps should you consider taking in case the police aren’t there in large numbers to quell the next mob action?