Crime Prevention

Simple Crime Prevention:

Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life:

- Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.

- Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not visible from the outside.

- Do not leave packages on your door step or allow mail to pile up at your door. It is a sign that you are not home or that you do not care for your mail.

- Leave a light on throughout the night inside or outside your house to tell burglars you're at home.

- When attacked, strike back by hitting a vulnerable spot or create a distraction to flee quickly.

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Internet and Website Safety Tips

DataProtection Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.

Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:

Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords.
Do not use usernames or passwords that include your name, birthdate, important numbers, or where you live.
Keep your location safe. Never share where you live or where you are with anyone. It is important to keep the locations of others safe as well.
Do not share photos of you or your family members.
Do not use numbers that are personally identifiable such as your driver's license number, wedding date, VIN numbers, locker combination, social security number, or any other type of number that can help predators identify you.

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