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Crime Prevention

 
What is Crime Prevention?
Crime Prevention is the anticipation of a crime risk and the initiation of an action to minimize that risk. In order for a crime to occur the criminal must have the ability, desire, and opportunity to commit the crime. There is very little you can do about the ability or desire of a criminal to commit a crime but we can work together to eliminate the opportunity.
 
Please read this press release from the IRS regarding a refund scheme.  Please share this with family and friends. IRS Press Release regarding Refund scam
 

Learn more about frauds and scams from this informative article by Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2013/aug/05/crafty-scam-artists-keep-hatching-schemes-to-get/

 
Crime Prevention Bulletins
At Home Internet / Phone

 Back to School Safety Tips

 Grandparent Scam

 Boat & Marine Equipment Theft

 4th of July Safety

Auto Burglary

 Crimes of Opportunity - Residential & Vehicle Burglary

 Firearms Safety

 Garage Security

 Holiday Home Safety Tips

 Safeguarding your Home While on Vacation

 Inspector Scams

 Operation Identification

 

 Children's Web Safety Agreement

 Credit Card Scam Protection

 Tele-Spoofing and Swatting

 Jury Duty Scam

Out and About Other Information

 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

 Pedestrian Safety

 Distraction or Pickpocket Theft Prevention

 Alzheimer's Support

 Myths and Urban Legends

 Reverse 9-1-1

   
Crime Prevention Brochures

 Auto Theft

 Boat Theft

 Citizens On Patrol

 Dump Truck Theft

 Golf Safety Tips

 Identity Theft

 Neighborhood Watch

 Residential Security

 Seniors Vs. Crime

 
 
  • Crime Prevention is one of the most important tools in fighting crime.
  • Crime prevention is the whole community's responsibility, not just law enforcement.
  • Crime Prevention creates a safer and more secure community by developing partnerships between the community and law enforcement.
  • Crime Prevention takes commitment.
 
We encourage you to take an active role in making your community safe by familiarizing yourself with some basic crime prevention tips to help minimize your chances of becoming a victim. Be aware of your surroundings and vigilant about your personal safety and security. Remember, it only takes a moment for a dishonest person to seize an opportunity presented to him or her.
 
How can you help?
  • Be alert
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Get to know deputy sheriffs and/or police officers in your area
  • Get involved in the Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Get involved in the Citizens Observation Patrol Program
  • Report suspicious activity – call 911

Be a good witness - write down suspect and vehicle descriptions

 
Get Involved! Complete a Program Information and Participation Request Form
 
Public Service Announcements from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit
  Title Length Summary
Play Video Phishing :23 Reminder about Internet Phishing Scams
Play Video Fraud :55 Sgt. Cicio speaks about identity theft and fraud prevention.
Play Video ATM Safety 1:04 Sgt. Ziarkowski speaks about safety when using ATM's
 

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