Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advice re Personal Safety

Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advises citizens to take responsibility for their personal safety.

“If you can not hide, fight. You have every right to defend yourself” Police Chief Palmer

Vancouver PD safety tips

“Many people fear the possibility of being robbed or assaulted while outside the safety of their home and, though these incidents are fairly rare, they do happen. There are some basic steps that you can take to help prevent an assault or to respond correctly if something does happen.

These are basic steps, so they may seem extremely simple, but they do work. The most important thing in any of these situations is to be aware of your surroundings at all times and to trust your gut instinct. If a certain person, place, or situation makes you feel uncomfortable, get out immediately.”

Defending yourself

Young woman fighting a man

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Jonathan McCormick holds a Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. He has written for law enforcement magazines BlueLine ( and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets”, “Santa Barbara Secrets” and The “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. View the Series
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2 Responses to Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advice re Personal Safety

  1. Law enforcement has waited a long time for an administrator to face the reality that the police can not protect us, we must do it ourselves.

    They are very good at being proactive, educating us on crime prevention and reacting and solving crimes, but our safety is our responsibility.

    Kudos Chief Palmer.

  2. It is far over due for law enforcement to be honest with those they profess to protect to acknowledge that they can not.

    Citizens need to understand that we work to put the bad guys away which is what I am doing in California right now, but on a day to day basis, people need to protect themselves.

    I encourage everyone to listen to the video and read the safety tips then implement them.

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