Sisterhood Sharing Sessions | women sharing Knowledge Meetup| Safety And Security: Power Of Women Sharing Safety Tips-CMPD Officer K. Brooks On Distraction & Deterrent
Power Of Women Sharing Safety Tips
During ‘Sisterhood Sharing Sessions | Women Sharing Knowledge Meetup’ event, guest speaker Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Officer K. Brooks offered valuable lessons that reinforced the power of women sharing safety tips that inspires confidence. She shared best practices for staying safe with an emphasis on always being aware of your surroundings, and focus on distraction and deterrent as plans of action.
Women’s Safety And Security Basics
Have A Plan
CMPD Officer K. Brook’s main message for women regarding their safety was simply put, “Have a plan”. While she was clear “Nothing is guaranteed”, she warned you must not only have a plan, but most importantly she reiterated time and again you must “Practice the plan”. Officer K. Brooks went on to elaborate on just what that plan should be, stating, “Your main game plan is to put them (Would-be assailant) in problem solving mode”. Her lesson continued with specific options based on certain scenarios. Her overarching theme for the ladies, “Be aware of your surroundings” when out and about. As the Summer is upon us, Officer K. Brooks shared common incidents associated with Summer activities, such as walks along the Greenway, shopping, and other circumstances where you find yourself in an open outdoor space.
Place Assailant In Problem Solving Mode
No matter the circumstance whether you are at home or out and about, when someone is out to do you harm Officer K. Brooks explained their main game plan is to avoid unwanted attention. In short she states, “They don’t want to be seen”. As such, anything you do to bring attention to what is going on, places the would-be assailant in the “Problem Solving Mode”. This in turn, takes them off their game plan and gives you time to react or respond to the threat by fleeing, calling police, or whatever action is best for the moment.
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Distractions-Use distractions when you find yourself in an open outdoor space.
- Use Your Voice (Scream, Yell)
- *Pull-Pins And Pepper Spray Devices
- *Bring Your Dog on Walk or Run
Deterrents-Use deterrents to safeguard your property such as auto, and home.
- Dogs (Visible At The Window or Signs Dog Present)
- Flood Lights And Timers
- Double Doors (External Screen Door w/Deadbolt)
- Deadbolt Locks (On Exterior and Inner/Main Door)
- *Alarm System And Outside Cameras | ‘RING Video Doorbell’
Women’s Safety And Security Basics Recap
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Have a plan
- Think ‘Distraction and Deterrent’
- Identify Safety Devices most comfortable for you
- Practice your plan
- Put would-be assailant in reactive or ‘Problem Solving Mode’
View CMPD Officer Brook’s Education Videos via Sisterhood Sharing Sessions | ‘Sisterhood Share Shorts: Safety And Security’ playlist with convenient two-part safety themes that divides 32 minute full-length video into easy to manage abbreviated versions of 19 and 13 minute durations. In addition, one to two minute short clips for specific topics for easy share on social media.
- Full-length video: The Power Of Women Sharing Safety Tips: CMPD Officer K. Brooks On Distraction And Deterrent (32Min).
- Part I titled, The Power Of Women Sharing Home Safety Tips: CMPD Officer On Deterrent (19Min).
- Part II titled, The Power Of Women Sharing Basic Safety Tips While Out And About: CMPD Officer On Distraction (13Min).
Each video includes commentary and safety tips from ‘Life Lessons Learned’ by ‘Sisterhood Share Club’ Contributing Members in attendance.
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