Crime Prevention Resources

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Crime Prevention

Identity Theft
These resources can help identify theft victims clear up their records.

Internet Crime

Safety Tips

If you are shopping:

  • Stay alert and be aware of everything around you at all times.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash
  • Carry your purse close to your body, not dangling by the strap. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
  • If you take your children shopping, teach them to go to a police officer or store securityguard if they get separated or get lost.
  • Park in well-lighted spaces and as close to the store as possible, lock your vehicle’s doors, and hide packages in the trunk or under the seats.
  • When you get home, if you made a big-ticket item purchase, cut up the box and put pieces into the recycling container. You don’t want the empty box to advertise to others that you have a brand-new expensive product.

If you are out for the evening:

  • Turn on lights and a radio or the TV so that it appears someone is home.
  • Lock all doors and windows while you are out – even if it’s for only a few minutes.
  • Do not place packages or gifts near windows or in other high-visibility sites.