10 ways to avoid being tracked down at home It’s not about being paranoid, it’s about being prepared If you’re like many officers, the idea of being stalked and harassed at home by someone you’ve arrested or someone who has a problem with law enforcement in general may be relatively low on your list of concerns. However, it can happen and it’s something you should actively take precautions against when possible. During an interview with Calibre Press, an officer who was stalked and harassed at his home by members of a cult he was investigating shared some excellent tips for ways you can minimize your off-duty exposure to problems. Here are some basic, yet often ignored, tips for keeping yourself and your family less vulnerable to becoming the targets of someone who tracks you down at home. 1. Don’t put your name on your mailbox or a nameplate on your house... 2. Don’t fill out warranty cards... 3. Vary your routes to and from work. Don’t be predictable... 4. Remember situational awareness when getting in and out of your car and while driving. Look around... 5. When making purchases at stores that require you to give an address and phone number, give the station street address (without mentioning the department) and phone. 6. Put newspaper, magazine and subscriptions that are delivered to your home under a name other than your own... 7. Maintain good security in and around your home... 8. If you typically hang out to talk after your shift, considering going somewhere other than the department parking lot... 9. Watch what you throw out at home and at work. Seems obvious but do you really shred everything that has your name on it... 10. Try to fly low on the visual radar. Cut back on or completely avoid things outside your home or on your personal vehicles that could announce, “An officer lives here” or “This is an officer’s personal car.” ...Along those lines, if you have a take-home unit, consider parking it in your garage if you can, or behind your house. A marked unit parked right in front of your house is a pretty big indicator an officer lives there. It’s not about being paranoid, it’s about being prepared.********** There's more under each point. Others?