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When attending parties and other activities you are reminded that you should:
 orange bullet icon Wear minimal jewelry.
 orange bullet icon Travel in groups to and from activities.
 orange bullet icon Not carry around or display large amounts of money.
 orange bullet icon Not have wallets and change purses visible.
 orange bullet icon Not accept drinks from strangers or leave drinks unattended.
 orange bullet icon Prearrange transport arrangements and designate an alcohol free driver.
   
Parents and guardians are reminded that their children should:
 orange bullet icon All wear identification cards bearing their name, name of parent/guardian, address and telephone number.
 orange bullet icon Not be left unsupervised at home.
 orange bullet icon Not be left in the charge of strangers.
 orange bullet icon Not use public conveniences unless an adult accompanies them.
 orange bullet icon Not accept food or drink from strangers.
 orange bullet icon Not be taken to fetes, calypso tents and other adult shows.
   
When leaving you households you are reminded that you should:
 orange bullet icon Ensure that you secure your premises.
 orange bullet icon Secure all ladders and other implements in a locked room.
 orange bullet icon Not leave keys in mailboxes or under door mats.
 orange bullet icon Notify the police if you are going to be away for long periods.
 orange bullet icon Have a friend or relative check the household to remove newspapers, milk and other deliveries.
 orange bullet icon Teach your children to lock the doors when they enter.
 orange bullet icon Ensure that the property is illuminated at night.
 orange bullet icon Be observant when returning home, especially at night.
   
Holders of licensed firearms are reminded that they should:
 orange bullet icon Ensure that their firearm is properly secured at home.
 orange bullet icon Not display firearms in public.
 orange bullet icon Not draw their firearm unless they are in a life-threatening situation.
 orange bullet icon Lodge their firearm at a police station before leaving the country.
 orange bullet icon Remember that their firearm is a lethal weapon and they should not become intoxicated when carrying it.
   
When driving to fetes and other activities you are reminded that you should:
 orange bullet icon Ensure that your vehicle is properly secured.
 orange bullet icon Use paid car parks whenever possible.
 orange bullet icon Not overcrowd vehicles.
 orange bullet icon Not drink and drive.
 orange bullet icon Lock doors when vehicle is in motion.
 orange bullet icon Notify the police whenever you observe any strange activities around vehicles.
 orange bullet icon Obey traffic signs re: parking.
 orange bullet icon Not leave vehicle unattended with keys in the ignition.
 orange bullet icon Not leave your vehicle unattended with engine running.
 orange bullet icon Not leave valuable items exposed in your vehicle.
 orange bullet icon Be cautious of persons loitering near traffic lights.
 orange bullet icon Have your keys in hand when you approach your vehicle.
 orange bullet icon Be vigilant at all times when returning home especially at night and if you are travelling alone.
   
Remember it is an offence to:
 orange bullet icon Go through a RED LIGHT even at nights.
 orange bullet icon Travel in open trays of pick up vans and trucks.
   
Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago are reminded that they should:
 orange bullet icon Carry some form of identification on their person when attending activities.
 orange bullet icon Take public transportation with "H" being the first letter on the number plate.
 orange bullet icon Verify the cost of transportation before boarding hired vehicles.
 orange bullet icon Avoid dark and lonely areas, ie walking through the Queen's Park Savannah at night.
 orange bullet icon Not accept lifts from strangers.
 orange bullet icon Not carry around or display large amounts of cash.
 orange bullet icon Secure wallets and purses especially in crowded areas.
 orange bullet icon Find a police officer if they need assistance.
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