in the photo could easily
be a twisted 42-year old predator posing as
"really kewl" young hunk trading messages with your child in an
you don't find out in time that a cyber predator is invading
home, you might lose a loved one.
criminal predators, cyberstalkers
are evil, shrewd manipulators.
They fool employers, churches, their own
families, as well as school children, college students, and adults with
your younger children by restricting their access to websites that
don't put them at risk, such as those we list in Kids'
more about how to make your family and your community safer by
the related links on our Crime
Prevention Tips page.
forget that your best crime prevention partners are your local
police department and sheriff's office. Their professional training and
experiences include hands-on familiarity with all
kinds of crime and the methods and habits of the criminals. Keep their
phone numbers where you can find them quickly.
importantly, the best deterrent to most criminal activities is the
presence of a law officer; you know what's "normal" in your
neighborhood, and whenever you see something or someone that seems out
of place or otherwise suspicious, call for one!
Reminder: Call 911
when there is an emergency,
are in danger, and immediate action is required, such as
- a burning
building or vehicle,
- a serious injury or medical
condition (i.e.; a heart
- an in-progress crime
situation such as a shooting,
stabbing, armed robbery, etc.
- or there is a good
arresting a crime suspect, or of preventing the development of a
serious crime situation by reporting suspicious persons,
circumstances, threats of violence or injury, disturbances or actions
which, if not controlled
quickly, could lead to an emergency.
In non-emergency situations,
law enforcement phone numbers.
our lifetimes, there will always be evil and crime.
law enforcement community is trained to discourage and interrupt crime,
criminals to justice, and they do it well.
citizens, though, we all are the front line of crime
can do a lot to discourage criminals from
choosing us and our charges as targets.
What we do
protect our families, our businesses, etc., is an individual and
subjective decision, based on our surroundings, our circumstances and
ICPA has collected a lot of information and
links to many Crime
Prevention Tips that will help
you formulate a plan best suited for your own circumstances, some of
which you may not have considered before.
the opportunity for crime and the fear of crime where you live, you not
only make your family safer, you set up an environment which helps to
ruin the opportunity factor for criminals to operate in the rest of
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