Private Investigations and Personal Security/how to prevent being a target

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Hello. I have been worried about security while traveling alone. I take night classes at college and there have been a lot of rapings and crimes in the area. How can I keep myself from being a target or at least act like someone not to be messed with?

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Rueben:

 You've partially answered your own question.  Criminals target those (typically) who lack situational awareness of their surroundings.  Keeping your head 'on a swivel' and being aware of your surroundings is a good first step.   Walk upright, with your head looking all around, constantly watching and looking.   

 Next, don't disregard your 'spidey sense' that something might be wrong.  Panic kills for sure, but if your senses are telling you a situation 'feels' wrong, or is dangerous, likely it is.  

 Predators seek out victims.  If you ACT like a potential victim, you'll be one.  

Jason

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Legal issues regarding Maryland Private Investigators, Helpful hints, what to know, and who to contact in the Maryland area, general information on Private Investigation, Security Guards, and the 'do's and dont's' of starting your own business in this interesting field.

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I am the owner of a Maryland State Licensed Private Investigations and Security Guard company. ( http://guardiandetective.com ) I have many years of experience in the investigative, law enforcement, and security field. While my company is new, we are a premier Private Investigations and Security company located in Western Maryland. I have been in Law Enforcement since 1988 and have experience in Military Intelligence, Criminal, Accident, Background, and Sex Crimes Investigations and am an FBI certified Hostage Negotiator.

Organizations
American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers

Education/Credentials
Maryland State Police Advanced Crash Investigation Course CSX Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course Advanced Criminal Investigation School FBI Hostage Negotiation Course USMC Intelligence Specialist Course US Air Force Bio Environmental Engineering Course (22 College credits) Field Training Officer Course Train the Trainer Course

Awards and Honors
Police officer of the Year, Prince Georges County Municipal Police Association, 1995 National Association Chiefs of Police Distinguished Service Award, 1995

Past/Present Clients
Allegheny Power (PATH project) We have clients in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia in both our Security and Private Investigation work.

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