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October 2018

How to spot a Suspicious Package

By | Safety Tips

Given what we are contending with as a country, it is imperative for all Americans to embrace safe mail handling techniques & how to spot a suspcious package.  They are as follows:

Suspicious signs:

  • Excessive postage
  • Misspelled common words
  • No return or incomplete return address
  • Restrictive markings such as ‘DO NOT X-RAY’
  • Oily stains and or traces of powder-like substances
  • Odors
  • Excessive tape
  • Sounds

If observed:

  • Remain calm
  • Do not open or move
  • Shut off the ac/hvac and or fans
  • Do not use cell phones or radio communications
  • Call 911 via a landline away from the area
  • Safely and calmly evacuate the area to predetermined fall back areas

 

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The warning signs of Domestic Violence

By | Safety Tips, The Security Brief

 

What warnings signs should you take note of in the victim?

 

  • Batterer will be good at striking the victim where you can’t see, so markings or bruising will not be obvious, initially. When they’re visible, it hasn’t been the first time.
  • They are receiving harassing or controlling phone calls.
  • Being isolated from friends and family
  • Reporting to work early and leaving late.
  • Finds it difficult to remain focused, mainly in a conversation of any kind.
  • Forced to make excuses for the batterer and for non-attendance of events
  • There will be an increase of unexplained absences from work, normally Mondays.

 

How to identify the batterer…

 

  • Seen as charming.
  • Overly controlling about every aspect of the victim’s life.
  • History of abusive relationships.
  • Blames the victim and others for all his lot in life.
  • Extremely jealous.
  • Viscous towards others that seek to spend time with the victim.
  • Overtly manipulative.
  • Abusive to animals.

 

 

What to do once you’ve seen any of the red flags…

Give the victim options and resources.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

 

Listen to more and how we can help anyone in a domestic violence situation HERE at episode 159.

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