Personal Safety

APD teams up with Albany Area Primary Health Care to provide personal safety session

APD teams up with Albany Area Primary Health Care to provide personal safety session

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – More than 50 healthcare employees received some valuable safety tips from the Albany Police Department’s Family Protection Unit.
Lieutenant Tony Moore spoke about being alert to your surroundings, especially at work.
There were employees from four different healthcare facilities at the session. They included East Albany Medical Center, South Albany Medical Center, East Albany Pediatric & Adolescent Center, and Sharl Trussell.
Employees were shown pictures of the workplace and where intruders or attackers could be hiding.
Lieutenant Moore offered advice on how to be the most alert when entering or exiting the building.
Moore suggested never being on your phone or using social media while walking out, that just makes you an easier target because you aren’t looking around.
He advised never leaving valuables in the vehicle, like a purse or jewelry because thieves will not hesitate to break the window.
Davis Morris, director of operations for Albany Area Primary Healthcare, said they haven’t had a problem with employees being in danger, but they would rather be safe than sorry.
“How to come into the building in the morning and things they need to look at and consider in that process, and we also just wanted to increase the awareness among our employees,” explained Morris.
Morris also explained they have a new pharmacy that will be opening in September. He wants all employees to be on a heightened sense of awareness to make sure nothing happens.
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