Police Raise Awareness About Safety Tips for Women who Run and Walk
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nearly 200 people showed up at the Des Moines Library Tuesday Night to hear recommendations from police about how to stay safe while running or walking. If you missed it, here's some of the advice. Police stress the importance of situational awareness; being aware of your surroundings and being in tune with what's going on. Another key tip is to follow your instincts. If something creeps you out, it's probably creepy. Trust your gut, and keeping your distance is also important. Police say distance is always your friend.