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                      GOPALGANJ POLICE- SAFETY TIPS:  

 In case of theft, immediately inform nearest police station, dial 100

     Crime Prevention Tips:

     Steps for Personal Safety :

        How to Prevent Bag Snatching While Travelling?         

        Beware Of Unverified Servants in Your House          

        Prevent Vehicle Theft :

        Bomb Blast Precautions:

        Tips For Residential Areas:

     Prevent Noise Pollution :

      How To Protect Your Self and Help To Keep Your Home Safe:

       Tips for Safe Driving:

       Traffic Signals :

       In Case Of Accidents :

      How Can You Help The Police:


Crime Prevention Tips:

Whether your home is safe?

How do you feel when you return home and find your house burgled? You feel outraged, violated and vulnerable. You feel that there is no safety and curse the system. You complain to the police and if there is no detection, you feel cynic and frustrated.

It is a common thing that some time entire family has to go out after locking the house. So when you are out the fear of burglary is always lurking in your mind. Now the question is whether burglary can be prevented?

Burglary :

Burglary is a non-confrontational crime. The burglars enter in the house when no body is there. But this crime makes us totally insecure and unsafe.

How to prevent burglary?

In order to prevent burglary it is important to understand who commits this crime? When it happens? Why it happens?

Burglaries are committed generally by the young males looking for things, which are small, expensive, and can easily be converted into ready cash. Jewellery, camera, VCR, television, radio, cash, watches, guns, small electronic items are high on the burglar’s list. Most of the burglary takes place in the houses where inmates are absent temporarily. It may happen during the daytime as well as during the nighttimes. In cities where both the spouses are working and children go to school are in the high risk of burglary.

It is often found that before committing the burglary the burglar selects a house that is unoccupied with easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, with best possible escape routes.

What you have to do is to make your house so difficult for the potential burglars so that the burglar cannot imagine entering in your house.

So follow the following tips to prevent house burglary :

  • Keep your doors locked and windows covered even in daytime.
  • Properly check whether the doors and windows of your house are closed and locked when you are going out.
  • Fix grills on windows and glass panelled doors.
  • Keep side doors pad locked and main door bolted.
  • Use slam-shut locks instead of pad locks.
  • Install magic eye and safety chains on doors. Look through the magic eye and ensure the door chain is secure, before opening the door to a stranger.
  • Leave a light burning when you go out of town.
  • Inform your neighbors about your absence from your home for a long or short period.
  • Insure all valuable properties like VCR, TV etc.
  • Mark valuables with an identification number like your Ration Card, Passport or   Driving license number.
  • Provide lights on the exit points of your house.
  • Install an alarm system and learn how to use it.
  • Monitor your alarm system and arrange for guard response.
  • Stow away ladders and tools.
  • Make your home appear lived in.
  • Don't keep huge amount of cash and ornaments in the house.
  • Use Bank lockers.
  • Don't keep the keys of the receptacles in which the valuables are kept in the keyhole or nearby places.
  • Don't sleep near an open window during the night. A burglar could snatch the ornaments from you.
  • Keep your bedroom locked from inside.
  • Don't disturb the scene, if you notice theft in your house, wait for the arrival of police otherwise it will lead to tampering of evidence like fingerprints, footprints etc.
  • Don't allow any stranger to enter your house, when you are alone without finding out his identity.
  • Beware of persons coming to your house under the pretext of repairing/selling things, conducting meter readings etc.
  • Don't wear heavy ornaments while travelling alone.
  • Don't open your bag-containing valuable like cash and ornaments, while travelling in public places.
  • Don't go alone with cash and Jewellery during the nighttimes.
  • Do not record a message on answering machine telling people you are on holiday or away.
  • Steps For Personal Safety :

    • Always stop and think about the risk.
    • Always identify a visitor before opening the door.
    • Never allow young children to open the door to visitors.
    • Always ask representatives to provide identification.
    • Avoid walking alone at night.
    • Walk in busy well lit roads, towards traffic.

    How to Prevent Bag Snatching While Travelling?       

  • Carry your purse close to your body and slightly to the front.
  • Your purse should be closed and fastened at all times. Do not leave it on a counter.
  • Do not carry your keys, cheque book or credit-cards in your bag. Carry them in a jacket or other pocket on your person.
  • Do not carry more money than necessary.
  • If someone attempts to take your bag, give it up rather than risk personal injury.

     Beware Of Unverified Servants in Your House :


  • Get your domestic help's antecedents verified.
  • Give his/her photograph as well as address to the nearest Police Station for verification.
  • Get his/her background verified from previous employer
  • Avoid giving access to his relatives and friends.
  • Avoid displaying Jewellery and valuables in the house.
  • Prevent Vehicle Theft :

  • Don’t keep vehicles in your house compound without locking.
  • Two wheelers should be kept in the safe places after tying with a chain and lock.
  • When you park your vehicle in the parking area, ask somebody to keep an eye over it.
  • Never leave the vehicle door unlocked. Nor the windows partially open. Make sure that quarter glasses are properly secured.
  • Never leave the key dangling in the ignition.
  • Double-check all doors (including the boot) to ensure that they are properly secured.
  • Each registration number of your car on the rear & front window screens and windowpanes.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car even if it is locked.
  • Cut down on extra fittings, as these tempt prospective thieves.
  • Install a car alarm.
  • Never leave important documents in the glove box or boot.
  • Never identify your key ring with your name.
  • Do not offer a lift to anyone you do not know.
  • If someone needs assistance, stop some distance away and communicate through locked doors and partially opened window. Always stay in the car with the engine running. Tell them you will send help.
  • In case of theft, immediately inform nearest police station, dial 100
  • Bomb Blast Precautions:

    Citizens are requested that information regarding any suspicious activities, abandoned vehicles, articles, and other objects be promptly communicated to the police at the nearest police station or on telephone No. 100. The police also be informed of any strangers who may have come to stay in your neighborhood and whose activities appear suspicious. Information given by citizens regarding any suspicious persons and their activities will be kept confidential.

    The police will continue to organize nakabandis, combing and search operations and therefore citizens are requested to cooperate and bear with inconvenience, if any.

    Citizens may please note the following precautions:

    . Stay calm and do not get panicky.

    2. Discourage rumor mongering.

    3. Do not touch any unidentified object. Explosive could be concealed in anything like toys, transistors, lunch boxes.

    4. Do not accept any parcel from strangers.

    5. Sensitize your all family members, especially children.

    6. Ensure that you roll up all windows and quarter glasses of the vehicle and lock up the vehicle every time you park it. Bonnet and dickey should also be properly secured.

    7. Before opening a car door, driver make sure that its dickey, bonnet, doors have not tempered with. If there is any suspicion, help of local police should be taken.

    8. Pass on information about the abandoned vehicles, articles etc. promptly to the police at the nearest police station or on phone number 100.

    For Residential Areas:

    Hire qualified / experienced chowkidars only.

    Check the antecedents / credentials of chowkidars and domestic servants before hiring them. Insist on references from their previous employers. Furnish their full particulars to your police station in the format suggested by them.

    Always employ different chowkidars for day and night duties.

    Secretaries of the Societies should be advised to brief all the security men/ chowkidars/ lift men about various aspects of security. some of them are;

    1. To make enquiry if a taxi or autorikshaw is seen parked inside the compound or outside the building    for a long time.

    2. To make enquiry with the people bringing in or taking out heavy parcels, suitcases, etc.

    3. Inform Police in case they find any vehicle parked inside the building (if ownership is not known) for a long time.

    4. The secretary of the society should be advised to brief all the residents on the following:

    5. That whenever they employ any new servant, police station should be informed. His photographs, fingerprints and other details must be obtained.

    6. Whenever any family plans to go out of the city for a long time, they should inform Police (beat officers), so that special watch can be kept.

    7. They should be advised to install a door with iron bars inside the flat, superior quality night latches and special eye lens on the main door, so that the door is opened only after identifying the visitors. Ideally, interaction with strangers and vendors should be through the grilled door. Also install a high wattage light source with pilfer proof cover outside the main door.

    8. They should not keep huge cash, valuable ornaments etc., in the house but may use bank lockers.

    9. They should avoid discussing money transactions and other important family matters in the presence of servants/ outsiders.

    10. They should not humiliate the servants on petty matters. Nor should they penalise them for small damages.

    11. It is important to inform the Police about any suspicious happening or unclaimed object found in suspicious circumstances. Extend full cooperation to the Police.

    12.  A special register should be maintained at every society and kept in the custody of the chowkidars or in the society's office. Whenever Police officers visit the area, they should make an entry in such registers

    Prevent Noise Pollution :

        Using loudspeakers without valid permission or in contravention of conditions contained in the permission is prohibited.

      Contravention is punishable with imprisonment for six months or fine    Rs. 1000/- or both under the Control of Noise Act.

      We appeal to the public to prevent  Noise Pollution in the city.

    .   Complaints against misuse of loudspeakers be made to the Police Control Room/ Concerned Police Stations.

    How To Protect Your Self and Help To Keep Your Home Safe:

    DO NOT....
    Carry a bag that makes you a target. A bag that dangles from the shoulder can be easily yanked off your shoulder by someone coming up from behind.

    DO NOT...
    Carry your bag in such a manner that you can let it go if you have to. Many women have been injured because their own bags acted as handcuffs as a purse snatcher yanked it away.

    Be aware of your surroundings and carry your bag close to your body, tucked in the bend of your elbow.

    Minimize the amount of money and credit cards that you carry with you on a daily basis. Divide your money between pockets and bags.

    You are the victim of a purse snatch, do not fight to hold onto your bag, especially if there is a weapon involved


    • Have your key ready before you get to the front door.
    • Make sure your entrance area is well lit.
    • If you live in an apartment don't hold the lobby door open for a stranger who has been waiting.
    • Please use the door chain for verifying the identity before fully opening the door.
    • List only your last name and first initial in your mailbox.
    • If a stranger wants to use your phone for any kind of call from business to an emergency ........ keep him out and you make the call for them! Any problems or in doubt? Call the police on Phone no 100!
    • If you arrive home and find your door open DO NOT GO INSIDE. Call the police from a pay phone or neighbour's house and ask them to meet you.


    • Avoid shortcuts that are not well travelled or well lit.
    • Know what reputable stores are open in your neighborhood late at night.
    • If you suspect that you are being followed, stay away from lonely quiet blocks and head for the store you know to be open.
    • When walking to your car or on your way home, keep your keys in your hand until you are safely inside for added protection.
    • If someone drops you off at home by auto, ask the driver to wait until you are safely inside.
    • If a motorist bothers you while you are walking turn around and walk in the opposite direction of the car. Do this as often as necessary and he should get discouraged.

    Tips For Safe Driving :


    • Keep windows rolled up, except for a small ventilation space and keep your doors locked.
    • If someone attempts to force you off the road, don't panic.....blow your horn constantly to attract attention.
    • If you are forced over, as soon as you stop put your car in reverse and back away..... keep blowing the horn and moving the car as much as possible.
    • If you suspect that someone is following you make a few turns down active streets if possible.
    • If the auto you suspect is following you makes the same turns as you then head for the nearest police station, fire house or open store. Don't try to make it to your own quiet residential area.
    • Try to park your car in a well lighted area, this is not only good from the standpoint of discouraging a personal attack on you but also for reducing the chance of auto theft. Look around before you get out of your car.
    • Before getting into your car, look inside first to make sure no one is hiding in the back seat. When leaving your car, make sure it is locked.
    Use a good anti-theft lock (electronic) on your car.


    • No lights other than those permitted in the Motor Vehicles Rules can be fitted on the vehicle. This includes spotlights, searchlights, mercury lamps, moving lights and fancy lights. Dome lights are also not permitted unless specifically authorised.
    • No red light can be fitted anywhere such that they are visible from the front.
    • Only red lights and white reverse lights are allowed as visible from behind. During the night, the license plate of a car must be illuminated by a light.
    • All vehicles must have Hazard lights or Parking lights.
    • All vehicles must have rear-view mirrors. These must be fitted externally in transport vehicles.
    • The use of cellular phones is prohibited while driving.
    • No TV/Video display is allowed in a vehicle where it may be a disturbance to the driver.
    • No multitone horns can be fitted onto a vehicle. Also, Horns producing musical notes, unduly harsh, shrill or alarming noises are also prohibited.

            The glasses of the front and rear windscreen should be such that the visual transmission of light is not less than 70% and in case of side windows, it should not be less than 50%. The thumb rule is that they permit clear vision from inside to outside, and outside to inside.


    • Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense in India. In the event of an accident in such a condition, the law deals with offenders with great severity. The punishment is fine and/or imprisonment upto 6 months, and the driving license is suspended for at least six months.
    • Drunken driving is also one of the main reasons for vehicle accidents and is among the biggest life-takers on Indian roads.
    • Alcohol goes from the stomach straight to the blood stream. The body takes about an hour to rid itself of one drink - this means that if one drinks at a rate faster than that, the alcohol content in the body will soon exceed tolerable limits.
    • As the quantity of alcohol in the bloodstream rises, the brain is affected, and the sense of judgment is skewered. At higher levels of intoxication, there are muscle control problems, vision blurrings, and finally a complete loss of physical co-ordination facilities. Given these facts, driving, even at low alcohol levels can be very dangerous.






    • Stop and help the injured. Under Section 134 of the Motor Vehicles Act, it is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident to convey the injured to the nearest hospital / medical practitioner. The doctor in such a case shall be duty bound to provide medical aid without waiting for any procedural formalities.
    • If the accident involves a vehicle carrying dangerous goods (oil tankers, chemical carriers etc.), keep everyone away. Do not let anyone smoke in the vicinity.
    • Offer medical assistance. If the person refuses medical assistance, try to obtain in writing from the person that he does not desire any medical help.
    • Note down names and addresses of witnesses and registration numbers of vehicles passing by, these could prove useful during investigations.
    • If a policeman comes on scene, note his name and number as well and provide him with all possible details.
    • Do not move the vehicle - unless ordered by a police officer to do so / to remove a trapped person / to prevent obstruction to fire services or highway traffic. However if you have to move the vehicle mark the tire positions of the vehicles involved with the directions of their heading using a chalk or paint or any means for further reference to the police investigation.
    The victim and his relatives have a RIGHT to obtain the copy of the FIRST INFORMATION REPORT, PANCHNAMA, MEDICAL REPORT and other relevant documents for claiming compensation. The victim can move the Motor Accident Claim Tribunal as prescribed by the law


    • In several cases, citizens are unwilling to disclose information on locally witnessed crime incidents or accidents in fear of reprisals at the hands of criminal elements or the persons involved or in order to avoid attending courts etc. Sometimes there is information on very serious crime/accidents such as unauthorised weapons, narcotic drugs, explosives, contraband etc, information about vehicles involved in accidents and many a times description and identity of the perpetrators of the crime. Citizens are bound by law to convey such information to the Police. Please cooperate by kindly passing on such information to the Police immediately since delay can be fatal.
    • It may be remembered that every Citizen is a policeman without uniform and every Policeman is a citizen in uniform. Participation of members of public in police working is very important as it does not only help police but ultimately it helps the public only.
    • How people can help police
    • They can help police in two ways
      a) In Investigation of crime
      b) In prevention of crime.
    • (a) In investigation people can pass on valuable information to police regarding
      • (i) Description of the accused/suspects
        (ii) Number and description of the vehicle involved in the crime and the direction in which it is speeding after the crime.
        (iii) Vehicle abandoned in a public place for a long time
        (iv) Weapons
        (v) Explosives
        (vi) Contrabands
        (vii) Narcotic drugs, etc.
        (viii) Suspicious movements of strangers or known people
    • The members of public are also advised not to handle anything or disturb the scene of offense till the arrival of police which helps in collecting valuable piece of evidence against the offender.
    • Citizens can call a hotline number 100 and report any information in complete anonymity. The caller can give a fictitious birth date or identity number etc, which could be used as a code for identification for follow-ups on the crime and for any rewards that the caller may be eligible for.
    • (b) In the prevention of crime also members of public can play a major role. Mere taking safety precautions in one's own interest amounts to a major contribution. The important tips for the members of public to be observed in their day to day life are given in the earlier paras.




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