The Memphis Police Department has released a set of safety tips to help residents protect themselves, while authorities continue to search for a possible apartment complex serial rapist.
MPD Resident Safety Tips:
- Be aware of your surroundings, pay attention to what is going on around you.
- When going and coming to your vehicle and home, make sure you are prepared with your keys in your hand.
- Don’t be distracted when entering or exiting your residence. Put your phone down and pay attention.
- While at home, keep your windows and doors locked.
- Keep your blinds/curtains closed to onlookers.
- If you have a sliding glass door, utilize extra security by securing the door with a security bar.
- Leave a light on in the residence at all times.
- If possible, install a security alarm and/or video surveillance system to the residence.
- Utilize motion lights to the exterior of your residence.
- Talk with neighbors and organize a neighborhood watch group. Nosy neighbors are best!
- Those living in apartment complexes should also speak with their apartment managers and inquire on what security measures they’re taking.
- And always remember if something looks suspicious, call police.
Apartment Owner and Management Responsibility
Apartment residents and guests have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises. By law, apartment owners and management companies have a duty to protect residents from any foreseeable harm. For example, should an apartment complex owner have knowledge of prior crime on or near property, they have a duty to implement security precautions to protect residents and deter future crime.
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