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Teach your children at a young age how and when to use 911. Disconnect the phone and pretend you are the dispatcher so they may practice making calls. Make sure your children know their full name and yours, the complete address to your house, and your phone number.
To insure the quick apprehension of an offender, teach your children to be aware of things that may identify the perpetrator. You should also be aware of these things. Do not put yourself in any danger while getting this information.
Vehicle Identification. If you see a child pulled into a vehicle, or if you see vehicles "driving back and forth" in your neighborhood, write it the following:
Driver or Stranger Identification. Look for the following:
- Color or colors.
- Type (SUV, small car, pickup truck, etc.)
- License plate numbers and state of issuance.
- Window tint, dents, rust, or anything else that might be used to identify the vehicle.
- Race/Nationality (White, Black, Asian, Indian, Hispanic, etc.)
- Sex (Male/Female)
- Hair (color and length, mustache, beard, scars, balding, receding hairline, etc.)
- Clothes (color of shirt, jacket/coat, hat, glasses, etc.)
- Other passengers, or if he or she has animals with him or her.