Facts, Tips and Information to Keep You Safe 

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ATM Safety

Try to avoid using an ATM by yourself. Either take someone with you, or only use an ATM when others are around. If possible, avoid using an ATM after dark. If you must, choose one that is well lighted and does not have tall bushes nearby. When you arrive at an ATM, look around. If you see anything that makes you uncomfortable or anyone who looks suspicious, do not stop. Either use an ATM at a different location, or come back later.

 

Bicycle Safety

 Stay safe when you ride. Check out our bicycle safety tips covering everything from equipment and helmets to clothing.

 

Personal Safety

In today's society, people have growing concerns about being victimized by crime. The police often hear questions from citizens about ways to protect themselves and their property from criminals. Crime is just not a police problem, it is everyone's problem. To eradicate crime, citizens must become involved in a cooperative effort with the police. Every crime is comprised of three basic elements: the victim, the criminal's desire and the opportunity to commit the crime. Crime can be thought of in terms of a triangle; remove one of its legs and the triangle collapses. If one of the elements is removed from the crime triangle, the crime is not committed. It is difficult to control the criminal's desire and the fact that there is a victim in every crime, but what the police and citizens can impact is the opportunity. By working as a team, police and citizens can make strides in reducing the instances of crime. While nothing is foolproof, this security survey is designed to give you fundamental and inexpensive ideas on how to protect yourself and secure your property. Don't be the victim of a crime, take a few minutes and answer the following questions from the criminal's point of view.

 

Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. Credit card numbers, driver's license numbers, social security numbers, and other personal identification can net criminals thousands of dollars in a very short period of time. While the financial loss incurred by this type of crime is not always incurred by the consumer, it can significantly traumatize them and take them months if not years to restore their credit and good name, and may keep them from being able to cash checks, obtain loans, or event rent an apartment.