Calling the Police on the Police?

Unfortunately, this is the world we now live in. This morning I woke up to yet another story on Fox news about an elderly man who was robbed by two men posing as NYPD police officers.

We are conditioned from childhood to trust the uniform. I have two young children and the message is always to find a policeman or a teacher when you’re scared or in danger.

Imagine this poor fellow falling victim to the years of his conditioning? He has been taught to see the badge and trust it; like we all have. This is usually good advice, but not without a little checking. Especially when someone wants to gain access to your home unannounced.

If you ever see the police at your door, all you have to do is dial 9-1-1 to see if anyone has been sent to your address. If they are truly police, they will understand and wait for confirmation.

Remember, never allow anyone access to your personal space without checking first. This goes for postal workers, utility personnel ANYONE wishing to gain access to your home and privacy unannounced.

I know your first reaction is going to be to let them in; but all you need to do is tell them to wait, make a quick phone call and go from there.

We ALL know that people will go to great lengths to impose their will on you. The first thing you need to do is to protect your personal space.

**Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO/Founder of Women's Self-Defense Institute and providing self defense training, education awareness & personal protection products empowering women to fight back against crime.

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