Play It Safe- Tips From Troy Police Chief

On March 26, a female Troy University student was the victim in a burglary and sexual assault at Hunters Mountain MHP. The incident occurred at about 3:30 pm. The victim believes she did not know her attacker. Troy Police are aggressively investigating this case.

With the suspect still on the loose, residents of Southeastern Alabama may be worried about their safety. Troy Police are urging residents to report suspicious situations immediately.

In addition, Troy Police Chief Jimmy Ernis urges everyone to practice the following safety measures:

  • Use “peepholes” in doors. Do not open your door without knowing who is there, or without having a way to observe the person.
  • Always lock the doors in your home and vehicle.
  • Try to keep your cell phone close by at all times, in case of an emergency.
  • Always be aware of what is going on around you. Stay alert to your surroundings.
  • A personal safety or self defense course may help you feel more confident and in-control.
  • Don’t walk alone at night, and avoid shortcuts through areas you are not familiar with. When you go out, take a friend with you, and stay together.
  • And, as always, if you feel uneasy about a suspicious situation, call the police. If it is an emergency, call 911, and stay on the phone until an officer arrives.

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