Staying Safe

Chief Wes Jordan and the detectives at the Prairie Village Police Department have been instrumental in a number of ways. First and foremost, they solved my case. Now, they are major contributors to this website. One of the detectives shared a conversation that he had with his teenage daughter one day while driving down the street. He asked her what she would do if he happened to pass out. Her reply was that she didn’t have a clue. His response: “We’ve got 20 miles ’til our destination, so you’d better figure it out.”

In the rush of day-to-day life, how often do you stop to think and actually plan out what you would do in the event of an emergency? The Police Department and David DiBella, my kickboxing instructor, would advise you to take steps to avoid a dangerous situation. But unfortunately, we don’t always have a choice.

This section of the site is specifically designed to raise your awareness when it comes to personal safety, home safety and keeping kids safe. To get started, be sure to download my 7 Safety Strategies For Living Smart! But always be sure to be aware, have a plan and stay safe!

In today’s world, there are many different kinds of safety of which we should be aware. The following pages contain articles and videos to help increase safety awareness.


Personal Safety

womenspersonalsafetyThe key to personal safety is doing what you can to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The detectives told me that there was nothing I could have done to prevent my attack, but every day I see people putting themselves in danger. Read more on the Personal Safety page.




Home Safety

Burglarymain_2376658bThere are many steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability in your own home and neighborhood.  There are personal steps you can take while at home as well as improvements that can be made to make your home safer and to deter intruders. Read more in Home Safety.




Keeping Kids Safe

Brothers-on-Cell-Phones-500It seems that every day on the news we hear about another child who has gone missing. Parents have so many obstacles and things of which they must be wary including safety on the internet, bullying and the list goes on. For articles and information see Keeping Kids Safe




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