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The training of a police officer

8 August, 2013 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

Police officers go through intensive training before they receive their badges. During their time at the Academy, students learn the skills they need to become successful police officers.

Common courses at police academies include basic firearms, patrol procedures, emergency medical training, interpersonal communications, defensive driving, professional and ethical conduct, emergency vehicle operation, physical defense tactics, administration, written communications, police stress, human relations, the criminal justice system and weapons safety.

Police officers also learn about basic life support, recognizing seizures and Read more »

Tips for choosing a guard dog

28 May, 2013 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

A good guard dog protects his family while warding off strangers in two different ways. The first is by barking, which acts as an alert that an intruder is on the property. Even a small dog can perform this function effectively. Most intruders avoid situations that bring attention to their presence, which makes a barking dog an effective deterrent to home invasion.

The second way a dog guards its territory is by physical intimidation or force. The dog will make itself appear as large as possible, and will growl or snarl at the intruder.Is this new to you? Read more »

History of the FBI

24 March, 2013 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

The beginning of the 20th century in America was a time of great growth and pioneering change. The Industrial Revolution had changed things forever and America had become much more populated, more complex, and a nation that needed additional governance and law enforcement administration. It was due to these circumstances and the all too recent assassination of President McKinley that in 1908, BOI, or the Bureau of Investigation was born.

Today, it is known as the FBI. Most have heard of the FBI, but sometimes Read more »

Important decisions for home security consumers

11 July, 2012 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

You will always want to make sure that your house is safe and secure for yourself and your family. Many people will get alarms systems put in there home and others practice safety in other ways. The motion sensor lights are great to keep your yard and home light up all night. They are very affordable and there is a wide variety to choose from. Deadbolt locks are easy to install and can be used on all doors in the home. Always have a safety plan for you and your family for different types of situations. Teach your Read more »

Taking on new challenges in home security

31 August, 2011 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

Your family is the most important thing in your life, which is why you are probably concerned with their security and well-being. There are many preventative steps which can be taken to ensure that your family remains safe and sound when in the privacy and sanctuary of home. Home security options are just as important if not more than home security.

Having a home security system is one of the most important things you can do to help keep Read more »

Preventing identity theft

16 August, 2011 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

Identity theft can happen to anyone. It can occur while you’re at work or while you are at home. Here are a few ways you can prevent becoming a victim of identity theft.

1. Be careful when talking on the phone. Never give out personal information, such as your social security number, over the phone.

2. Protect your social security number. To keep your social security number safe, leave your SS card in a safe place. Your doctor and employer are perhaps the only people who Read more »

Famous faces in the history of crime prevention

1 August, 2011 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

McGruff, the crime fighting dog, is the first famous face that comes to mind when I think of crime prevention. I shouldn’t be telling my age, but in the eighties McGruff was the man or “dog” should I say. I just knew he would show up if I even thought about taking a piece of candy from the local corner store and say “Don’t take a bite out of Crime.”

Smokey the bear, often compared with McGruff back in the day, you knew he Read more »

Spring Break Safety Tips

26 May, 2011 (00:00) | Uncategorized |

Spring Break is looked forward to by kids and parents alike. Some families choose to take a week off and relax at home while others prefer to take a vacation – whatever your situation, make sure you’re doing all you can to protect your home and family.
If you leave home for vacation:
Make sure to keep your house safe. This means telling neighbors you’ll be gone so they can watch for suspicious activity and setting light timers in several central areas of your house. Be sure to have someone pick up your newspapers while you’ Read more »

National Crime Victimization Survey results

15 October, 2010 (15:33) | Safety News |

The recent National Crime Victimization Survey offers some surprising and hopeful news, while also showing what issues need our attention in the upcoming year. Many people will likely be shocked to learn that the violent crime rate was down to 17.1 per 1000 people, its lowest since 1973. Property crimes are also down to 127.4 incidents per 100 people. For comparison, in 1975 the rate was over 553 per 1000.The survey also records which crimes are reported to police, and this information is a little less hopeful. Only half of violent crimes and 40 of property crimes are reported. If you are the victim of a crime, don’t hesitate to inform your local law enforcement authorities. Also, despite the drop in crime rates, the number of actual incidents is still frightening. The lower rates translate to about 4.3 million violent crimes and 15.6 million property crimes, with 133,000 personal robberies. Read more »

Women and the art of self-defense

19 August, 2010 (16:21) | safety tips |

Due to societal perceptions of women as fragile and vulnerable, they are more at risk for being the victim of assault and other crimes. However, most criminals are unprepared when women fight back. Alternatively, it takes only a little practice and training to become talented at self-defense.Defeating your opponent begins before actual contact is made. If you become aware that you are being followed, let the person know you see them and firmly tell them to leave. A brave attitude can be more effective than you would think. If instead you see the person coming closer, tuck your hair away to prevent your attacker from grabbing it, and then grab any weapons that you have at hand. A bottle of pepper spray or a tazer can be easily hidden in your purse. Otherwise, look for a pen, branch, or trash can lid within easy reach. Read more »

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