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Park smart – prevent your car from being broken into

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This holiday season, remember to park smart and prevent your car from being broken into. Thefts from cars are most often crimes of opportunity in which a thief sees an easy target. Reduce the chances that a criminal will want … Continue reading

Safe Exchange Zone

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Thinking about buying something on Craigslist, LetGo or another online exchange site as a Christmas gift? When setting up the transaction, consider using our Safe Exchange Zone located at 2881 Mt. Ephraim Ave. next to our police station to help … Continue reading

Encountering flooded roads

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With continued heavy rain in the forecast through the weekend, drivers should use caution with any roadway experiencing any level of flooding. If you encounter floodwaters on a road while driving: First and foremost, look for an alternative route rather … Continue reading

Protect yourself from identity theft

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There are many ways for people to obtain information about you and attempt to steal your identity – allowing them to drain your bank accounts, run up your credit cards and even apply for and receive new credit cards and … Continue reading

Safety for seniors at home

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Senior citizens are often targeted by criminals looking for what they perceive as an easy target. Protect yourself while at home: – Always keep your doors and windows locked and install deadbolt locks on all doors leading outside. – Install … Continue reading

Halloween safety tips

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Keep your children safe this Halloween by taking the following precautions: Remind children not to enter strangers’ homes. Know the route kids will take when trick-or-treating and have them stick to it. Set rules about not eating treats until home; … Continue reading

Pedestrian rules for kids

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Parents, keep your children safe and prevent them from getting hit by a car by reinforcing the following pedestrian habits: – Cross streets, especially those with continual motor vehicle traffic, only at intersections and crosswalks where drivers expect to see … Continue reading

Internet safety for children

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Internet safety for children – reduce the chance of your child being victimized by a financial or sexual predator online by taking these steps: – Placing computers and only allowing them to use tablets and other connected devices in common … Continue reading

Telemarketing fraud – spotting scams

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How do you know when someone on the other end of the phone is potentially trying to scam you? A few common signals that the call is a scam designed to steal your money: – You’ve won a “free” gift … Continue reading

Going away? Put your mail & deliveries on hold

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If you’re going away, even for just a day or two, fill out a form at the post office and get your mail delivery put on hold until you return. Burglars look for signs that homeowners are away in selecting … Continue reading

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