Shopping Mall Safety Tips

Boise Police join law enforcement nationwide in urging shoppers to follow these safety tips, regardless of where you shop, to keep your shopping trip a safe one:

  • Park in well-lit areas close to your destination.
  • If shopping alone ask security personnel for an escort to your car. Carry your keys in your hand to use as a weapon if necessary.
  • When entering your car, remember E.L.F.S. — Enter the car, Lock the doors, Fasten seat belts and Scram. 
  • Pick restrooms in well-lit and well-trafficked areas. Always accompany children to the restroom.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and the things you’re carrying. Don’t overload yourself with packages or become distracted by your cell phone.
  • Always know where the closest exit is located in case of fire or another emergency.