The Montgomery Police Department reminds parents and caregivers that it is essential to take the necessary precautions to ensure your child's safety and welfare.
When riding in a vehicle, ensure children are secured in an approved child safety seat or seat belt. Remember, the back seat is safest!
Children should wear the proper safety gear, including a helmet, when riding a bicycle, skateboard, or inline skates. Remember to abide by the rules of the road.
When children swim, always ensure an adult is nearby and watching. Never allow children to swim alone! Remember to have children wear sunscreen.
Instruct children that if they find a gun, don't touch it! Tell them to alert an adult or a police officer.
Stranger Danger! Remind children that anyone they don't know is a stranger. Tell them never to talk to or take candy from a stranger, never take rides from a stranger, never help a stranger look for a lost pet, and never open the door for a stranger. * Ensure children know their complete name, the parent's name, and how to contact a parent in an emergency.
Keep an updated schedule of children's activities and know whom they will be with, how to contact them, and when they will return.
When at parks, shopping malls, and public events, be aware of the surroundings and keep children within eyesight.
Be alert to strangers watching children and report any suspicious persons or activities to the police immediately.
Ensure children dial 911 if they need help or have an emergency.