Being safe means being alert and being aware of your surroundings. Note the normal routines in your neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors.
Report to local law enforcement if you overhear persons threatening to harm other citizens. In Watertown, contact the Watertown Police Department at 617-972-6500.
Suspicious activity means anything that appears out of the ordinary. Report all suspicious activities to local authorities. In Watertown, contact the Watertown Police Department at 617-972-6500.
Avoid stereotyping individuals on their race, religion, or gender. Those who intend to perpetrate a criminal or violent act often try to blend into their surroundings.
Suspicious mail and packages are unexpected and from someone you do not know. They can be sometimes be handwritten and have no return addresses, be lopsided or lumpy, sealed with an excessive amount of tape, marked with restrictive endorsements like "Personal" or "Confidential", or have ecessive postage. If a piece of mail appears suspicious, do not handle the item any further, wash hands, stay away from the item and contact the police.