Whose Job Is It to Protect You And Your Family?
We have heard people say that they thought the police department should do a better job of protecting their homes or of protecting them personally. They have the impression that it is the job of the police department to prevent burglaries and or assaults. That, my friends, is not only wishful thinking but it is so far from reality as to be a fantasy.
When it comes to protecting your home and preventing a burglary from happening or protecting you or a member of your family from an assault, that job rests squarely on your shoulders. The police department has its hands full just in catching the bad guys. It has gotten so bad in some communities that they do not even have the manpower to investigate a burglary. That, in part, is the reason why so few burglaries, 14%, are ever solved. There is no way in the world that they can prevent crime from happening. So whose job is it?
There are plenty of resources available to help you do that. Here are some of them. The National Sheriff’s Association, in conjunction with your local police department, sponsors a program called “neighborhood watch.” That is one of the most effective programs in the country at protecting homeowners and their homes. It is a voluntary program supported by your police department.
The National Neighborhood Watch in case you don’t know is a national organization that has been around for over 40 years now. They have many subprograms; one of them is about personal self-defense called “Refuse To Be A Victim.” Neighborhood watch has online and in person classes to educate and train citizens how to better protect themselves and “refuse to be a victim” of an assault or home burglary.
Those are all free resources. Many university towns, especially, offer free self-defense classes through the University or through the local YMCA or YWCA.
If you want to go a step further, there are online distributors that sell home security products and self-defense products like this two pack of pepper sprays. One can be used with a visor attachment in your car, another with a wall mount for your front door and the third with a keychain attachment so you can carry it with you wherever you go.
Many of those distributors offer free resources that can prove invaluable in improving your home security and learning self-defense techniques.
When you get right down to it, there is no doubt about who is responsible for your personal security and safety and the security of your home or apartment-you are! But there are so many free resources available to help you learn how to become an expert in home security and self-defense that you don’t even need to spend any money in the process of learning.
Even if you do have to spend some money on some home security products or personal self-defense products, isn’t your home security or personal safety and security worth that investment? So seize the bull by the horns and be proactive in your own personal self-defense and the security of your home.