Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313

          Please pull over to the right for lights and siren....whether they are coming up behind you or driving on the other side of the road...Please pull over toward the right hand side for lights and siren         


Personal Safety

Protecting Yourself

Listed below are just a few helpful hints that will help to keep you safe:


Stay alert to your surroundings.


Avoid dark streets. Carry a flashlight with a strong battery.


Avoid secluded areas.


Don't walk alone, if possible. Leave your workplace with other people, and check your vehicle for intruders before climbing inside.


Don't carry large sums of money and don't ever count or show a roll of bills in public.


If you think you are being followed, go to the nearest lighted house or business and call for help.


Keep your car in good mechanical condition to avoid breaking down.


Make sure the gas tank is filled.


Avoid stopping to aid drivers who appear to have car trouble. Instead, report the trouble to the police and let them assist the driver.


Carry a cellular phone so that you can call police for help if needed.

For Women

Women are often targeted as victims. The attacker generally looks for a vulnerable target in a dark or secluded area. Below are just a few recommendations to help you keep safe:


Carry a shrill whistle or other noisemaker;


Never walk alone or in the dark;


Try to take different routes of travel to become unpredictable;


Walk with your purse latched toward you not toward the street;


Be able to describe your purse and its contents in detail;


Remember - don't be paranoid. Just be cautious!

For Men

So long as society believes these myths, and teaches them to children from their earliest years, sexually abused males will be unlikely to get the recognition and help they need.

So long as society believes these myths, sexually abused males will be more likely join the minority of survivors who perpetuate this suffering by abusing others.

So long as boys or men who have been sexually abused believe these myths, they will feel ashamed and angry.

And so long as sexually abused males believe these myths they reinforce the power of another devastating myth that all abused children struggle with: that it was their fault. It is never the fault of the child in a sexual situation—though perpetrators can be quite skilled at getting their victims to believe these myths and take on responsibility that is always and only their own.

For any male who has been sexually abused, becoming free of these myths is an essential part of the recovery process.


Sexual Assault or Abuse

In the links to follow you will find many useful articles, statistics, facts and references, as well as techniques and strategies.


Date Rape

Acquaintance Rape

Myths About Male Sexual Abuse

Sexual Assault Information Page

National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline

Sexual Assault Recovery and Information Page

Parents and Loves Ones of Sexual Abuse and Rape Victims




Shippensburg Police Department  Phone - 717-532-7361  Fax - 717-532-2313        Last Modified :01/30/12 11:28 PM          Copyright 2008