Crime Prevention Tips

Victims of Domestic Violence often feel ashamed or alone and need to understand
the abuse they suffered is not their fault. The first step in stopping this abuse is very
difficult, asking for help.

Victims of Domestic Violence need to feel safe so they might reach out and help stop this cycle of violence. One way to do this is by talking with someone they trust and ask them for assistance. Victims of domestic violence need to understand they do not have to face the abuser alone as they depend on the victim to remain isolated and silent. Let’s end they continuance cycle of domestic violence.

Cyber crimes are real and happen more often than we think. Do not be a victim of a internet crime you should never give out personnel information to someone you do not know online or your personnel information on a unsecure site. A secure website will have some way to show you its secure such as a lock icon in the corner of the screen or in another place on the screen. Its up to each and every one of us to keep our information safe and secure.

It is a good idea to get to know your neighbors close to your house so you can look after each other's houses when you are gone. A good idea is to have a neighborhood BBQ when you can. Good neighbors make safer neighborhoods.

It is a good idea to get to know your neighbors close to your house so you can look after each other's houses when you are gone. A good idea is to have a neighborhood BBQ when you can. Good neighbors make safer neighborhoods.

Now that it is becoming hotter outside do not leave your garage door open and unattended for long. This becomes a open innovation for people to steal things from your garage and even your home.

It is a better idea to give a set of keys to your home to a trusted neighbor or family member rather than placing it in a hiding place around your home such under a door mat.

The best defense against the criminals is for you and your neighbors to watch out for each other. By doing so you make the criminals job a whole lot harder and the more difficult we can make their job the better for us all.

Everyone should be careful in regards to e-mails that say you have won something read them very carefully and do your research, even if they are from a name brand company that everyone knows. If they say that you need to pay money to claim your prize be extremely careful do not be fooled and always read the fine print and if needed read it again.

Its your responsibility to ensure that children cannot encounter loaded firearms in your home. The precautions you take must be effective. Anything less invites tragedy also is serious violation of your responsibility as a gun owner.

It's every firearms owner’s responsibility for knowing how to handle your firearm responsibly and to secure the weapon in a safe manner in your home, so you do not give criminals another gun to use.

Most property crimes such as burglary and thefts occur during the day and can happen in only a few minutes. Please keep all doors and windows locked.

When faced with danger, trust yourself. Stay as calm as possible. Think rationally, without panicking. Evaluate your options.

A 40 watt light at each entrance, including the garage, will provide you with both safety and security and will not be wasting our nation's energy when used in conjunction with a timer or sensor.

 

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