Crime Prevention Month

October is Crime Prevention Month and we added graphics below that educate the community about ways to prevent crimes from happening.

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October is Crime Prevention Month

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"October is #CrimePreventionMonth. 

We are excited to be starting a new campaign this month to remind our residents of the little things to look for to protect themselves from crime.

Help us “Take A Bite Out of Crime®” by following our #CrimePreventionTips during the month of October.

Source: Coral Springs Police Department


Home Safety Tips

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"October is National Crime Prevention Month

Simple steps to help protect your home:

- Always lock your doors, windows, garage and any connecting door between the garage and your home.
- Keep spare keys with a trusted neighbor, not under a doormat or planter, on a ledge, or in the mailbox.
- Set timers on lights when you’re away from home so it appears to be occupied.
- Illuminate or eliminate places an intruder might hide: the spaces between trees or shrubs, stairwells, alleys, hallways, and entry ways."

Source: National Crime Prevention Council


Vehicle Safety Tips

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"October is National Crime Prevention Month

Simple steps to help protect your vehicle:

- Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you’re away from it, even for “just a minute.”
- Always roll up the windows and lock the car, even if it’s in front of your home.
- Park in well lit areas.
- Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk or at least out of sight."

Source: National Crime Prevention Council


Gas Station Theft

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"Thieves can catch their victims by complete surprise — when they are pumping gas or paying their tab inside. Gas station customers often leave their car doors unlocked and items like purses and wallets are left in plain view. A thief is able to drive up next to the victim's car, open an unlocked door, grab any valuables within reach, and quickly drive off. It happens in a matter of seconds. Follow these tips to help protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft at gas stations."

Source: National Crime Prevention Council


Protect Against a Grandparent Scam

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"Warning Signs
- The person claiming to be your grandchild asks you to send money immediately.
- The call comes late at night, when scammers figure an older person may get confused more easily.

Tips to Help Avoid a Grandparent Scam
- Ask questions someone else is unlikely to be able to answer, like the name of your grandchild's first pet.
- Say you’ll call right back, then call your grandchild’s usual phone number.
- Contact other family members and see whether they can verify the story.
- Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t."

Source: AARP & SeniorLiving.org


Commercial Burglary Prevention Tips

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"If you own a business, here are some commercial burglary prevention tips."

Source: NYPD Crime Prevention Division


ATM Safety

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"Tips for your personal safety while visiting an ATM."

Source: NYPD Crime Prevention Division


ATM Skimming Prevention

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"ATM "Skimming" occurs when a criminal attaches a phony card reading device over the real card reader located either at the lobby entrance door or on the ATM machine. The phony device looks identical to the real device and is equipped with electronic recorders that will capture the financial information from your card. This data is later used to create "cloned" cards which will later be used to withdraw money."

Source: NYPD Crime Prevention Division


 

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