CRIME PREVENTION 

     

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HOME SAFETY

Your home encases the many memories from your past and forms the foundation for the future. Do not let an intruder destroy your family’s past or future.


 

SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS

Shopping, especially during the holidays, is a "window of opportunity" for the criminal element. Apply these principals to your shopping habits.


 

WHAT TO DO WHEN STOPPED BY THE POLICE

A traffic stop is one of the most frequent encounters between citizens and police. Usually, police officers will pull a vehicle over if they have reason to believe that some offense has occurred. You may feel anxious, irritated at the delay, or concerned about a possible citation. However, officers are also concerned about possible threats to their personal safety while performing their duties.

The following recommended procedures will ensure that the traffic stop can be completed quickly and safely. This is not provided as a legal advisory but as a courtesy to you.


What Information do the Police Need


No police department can function effectively without the concerned assistance of it's citizens. They are depending on you to call and tell them whenever you observe suspicious persons or actions.

Some people fail to call the police simply because they are not aware of what seemingly innocent activities might be suspicious. Others may notice suspicious activity and be hesitant to call for fear of seeming a "nosey neighbor" or a crank. Still others take it for granted that someone else has already called.

Call the police immediately about all suspicious activity and do it yourself. Don't worry about "bothering" them because this is what the police are for. Don't worry about being embarrassed if your suspicions prove unfounded. Think instead what could happen if you don't act.


WHAT IS SUSPICIOUS?

Basically, anything that seems even slightly "out of place" or that is occurring at an unusual time of day could be criminal activity.
Some of the most obvious things to watch for and report include: