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Safety Tips

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Preventing Arson & Vandalism

Arson and vandalism could have devastating financial and emotional affects on a business. Owners and employees need to be on alert. But why is it difficult to deter these crimes? Quite simply, most vandalism, including graffiti and arson attacks, occur at night and on weekends when businesses are vacant.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is more than just a “family problem” — it is a crime!

In California, it is a crime for any person to threaten, beat, sexually assault or otherwise harm another person, even if they are married. Battering is not exclusively a crime against women, but they are the majority of victims; thus this publication is primarily directed to the battered wife or woman.


Burglary Prevention

If you own or operate a business, make sure it is safe and secure. Your customers want to feel safe when they visit, and they are likely to return if their visit is positive. Law enforcement encourages businesses to subscribe to the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) con-cept as an easy way to ensure that their business is safe and secure.


Child Abuse

It Shouldn’t Hurt To Be A Kid!

Yet, children continue to be hurt every day. For these children there is no hope unless each one of us realizes that our most important duty is the protection, welfare and growth of our children. Child abuse can leave a scar that is carried throughout life. In fact, statistics show that the abused child all too often grows up to be an abuser. We know that breaking the cycle of abuse will not only protect our children, but will reduce crime now and in the future. Studies suggest that 85 percent of convicted felons were abused as children.


Child Safety

A stranger is someone that your child does not know. Parents and guardians need to determine who is and isn’t a stranger. Explain that strangers come in many shapes and sizes. They can wear nice clothes, different clothes or even a uniform. The uniform issue is confusing to children, so take time to explain that yes, the mailman is a stranger even though he comes to the door almost every day. This does not imply that people who wear uniforms will harm children, but children need to know that if they do not know the person in uniform - that person is a stranger.


Clandestine Drug Labs.

What Is A Clandestine Drug Laboratory?

The clandestine drug laboratory or clan lab is a mini-chemical lab designed for one purpose: to make deadly, illegal drugs quickly and cheaply.


Check, Credit Card & Refund Fraud

 What can you do to prevent business fraud? Learn to recognize it before it’s too late!


Home Security Audit Checklist


Elder Abuse

Statistics uncover a frightening picture of elder abuse in California. One of every 20 elderly people will be a victim of neglect or physical, psychological or financial abuse this year.


Home Security Hardware

  • Remember – An unlocked lock is not a lock. Always lock your doors and windows even when leaving for just a minute.
  • House numbers should be visible from the street. In rural areas a last name or number should be displayed on the mailbox. This is important for law enforcement, fire or medical personnel responding to a call.
  • Never put a first name on a mailbox. Use initials and last name only.
  • Doors, windows and yards should be well lighted at night.
  • Don’t leave notes indicating you aren’t home or when you will return.
  • Never have a name or license tag attached to your house keys. If keys are lost or stolen you will have an unwelcome visitor very quickly.
  • Never enter your house if you see evidence of a burglary.


Preventing Hate Crime

In California, you can be a victim of a hate crime if you have been targeted because of your "real" or "perceived" race, ethnicity,

national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability. These groups are referred to as "protected classes." All people are members of a protected class.


Home Security

The facts about burglary...

  • Criminals committed almost 300,000 burglaries in California in 1997. That's almost one burglary every 2 minutes!
  • In nearly half of these burglaries, no force was used. That means the burglars got in through UNLOCKED doors and windows.


Neighborhood Watch

Want to know the best crime prevention tool ever invented?

A good neighbor! In fact, neighbors working together with law enforcement is one of the best crime-fighting teams around.


Personal Security

This brochure is full of tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about or at work.


Make Robbery Risky

It is a crime “against the person” and a frightening experience. It can result in injury or even death to the victim. In pro-tecting your business from robbery, it is important to remember to take preventive measures and make it obvious that those measures have been taken.


Preventing Sexual Assault

The tips in this brochure are designed to help you avoid being the victim of sexual assault. The more you know about rape prevention, the better your chances are of never becoming a victim.


Shoplifting & Internal Theft Prevention

Shoplifters assume they won’t get caught. Your strategy is to prove them wrong. The following tips require thought and ingenuity, but cost very little.


Vacation Security

Vacation is a time for fun and relaxation. Don’t let yours be ruined by crime.


Vehicle Security


Most cars are taken by amateurs who can be stopped fairly easily.


Family Violence Reduction

Neighborhood Watch is not a new concept — in fact, it has become one of society’s most effective tools to reduce residential burglary.