Surviving the Streets Seminars

Our Mugger Slugger Crime Prevention Seminars are powerful educational experiences that combine audience participation, demonstration and personal safety tips to accelerate learning and increase retention. MuggerSlugger™ reminds you that being safe is your first daily priority and having a protection plan in place inspires confidence for those at the most risk! Learn more »
Awareness and preparedness lead to confidence.

Our community-based programs teach people how to place habits, tactics and important tools between themselves and potential threats posed by criminals at home, at work and while on campus. Recent federal statistics tell us that a crime is committed every two seconds. Nearly one in four American families will be victimized this calendar year alone, one in three US women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime and this trend is moving in the wrong direction.

Meanwhile, the terrible cost placed on victims and survivors has never been higher — and that's precisely why Surviving the Streets was created. Our high energy presentations are informal, personal and punctuated with key tactics to keep everyone engaged and involved.

MuggerSlugger™ has been teaching Americans about personal safety since 1975 — at work or inside their homes, on the road or while on vacation. Now more than ever, it is important to understand why safety planning must play a significant role in your life and lifestyles.

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Preparedness Means Confidence

Keep both your feet and your head on the ground. Know where you are going and how you plan to get there. Follow these basic rules:

  • Stay alert. Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Project confidence when you walk. Stand tall and walk purposefully.
  • Always trust your instincts. If an area feels unsafe, or if you are not sure about its level of security, stay out.
  • Walk facing traffic, aware of what's in your peripheral vision.
  • Carry handbags close to the body, do not allow them to flop or sway as it projects weakness. Eliminate the use of handbags by changing to a belt bag whenever possible.
  • Avoid carrying extra valuables or money when traveling alone.
  • Avoid shortcuts through unfamiliar or poorly lit areas.
  • When being followed, walk or drive quickly to an area where there are other people around. Always avoid isolated or enclosed areas.
  • Carry "emergency" funds for cab fare or bus fare - yet limit the amount of cash on your person.
  • Bring a cell phone with you for making emergency calls and keep it fully charged.

Your awareness shouldn't stop once the vehicle is parked. Your vehicle opens you to a world of unfamiliar places and challenges:

  • Check fuel, oil, battery, water, hoses and belts often, and don't ignore those dashboard warning lights. Keep tires properly inflated, including your spare.
  • Always lock all doors upon entering or leaving the vehicle.
  • Park in well-lighted areas and seek out visual reminders as to where you left your vehicle. Forgetting where you parked can lead you into a dangerous situation.
  • Check the back seat and floor before entering the vehicle.
  • If your vehicle breaks down, use your cell phone to call your auto club or highway patrol.
  • If someone stops to offer help during a mechanical problem, stay in your vehicle with the doors locked. Roll the window down slightly and tell them that highway patrol has been called and should arrive shortly.
  • When traveling in an unfamiliar area, use major roads and freeways and plan your route in advance with online assistance.
  • Never leave a purse or valuables visible in an unattended vehicle.
  • Have your keys in hand ready to open the vehicle's doors without delay. Try to avoid parking facilities at off-hours to exits to minimize threats.

All too often it's the simplest things which get overlooked, turning your home into an invitation for crime:

  • Keep all doors and windows locked when away - and that includes your garage. Half of all break-ins are due to unlocked or unsecured entrances.
  • Check your locks for effectiveness and reliability. Install deadbolts on all doors; double cylinders are best, since they require a key on both sides of the door.
  • Never hide spare keys outside the home. Give a spare key to a neighbor you trust or put it in a combination lockbox instead.
  • Keep shrubs and trees trimmed so that windows and doors are in full view.
  • Take a walk around the outside and note what pricey items are in view, tempting would-be burglars, and move them elsewhere.
  • Create the illusion you're always at home. Use automatic timers for lights and a radio when away for longer periods of time.
  • Install an alarm system - or at least a sign.
  • Keep door areas well lit. Install motion detector light in outside entranceways.
  • Many sliding doors can be popped off the frame, even when locked. Prevent this by placing a strong steel bar or two-by-four in the back groove.
  • Purchasing new computers, TVs and other electronics means you must dispose of the box directly instead of leaving it next to your trash can - don't let thieves know you've got shiny new toys to steal.

Why Are These Safety Seminars Free?

Simply put — Mugger Slugger Defense Concepts is a self-defense training organization that is fully subsidized by offering the most powerful and effective self-defense pepper spray on the market called MuggerSlugger™. Our presenters are dedicated professionals who are concerned about your safety above all other things. We were the first company to offer a key-chain device that contained the same liquid self-defense that is used by a growing number of law enforcement agencies. This warranted item is reasonably priced and made available at the end of each program for attendees to purchase at their own discretion, so there is never any obligation to buy our products.

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