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Safety & Prevention Tips
The CMPD Crime Prevention Unit has put together a few tips on various ways to protect yourself in given situations involving:

Personal Safety
Your personal safety does not have to be left up to chance.  Though you can not eliminate all possibility of becoming a victim, there are steps you can take to reduce the odds.   An attacker looks for essentially three things when picking a victim: Vulnerability, Accessibility and Availability. more...

Youth Safety
We are all concerned with the well being and safety of our children.  As parents we want to always be there to protect them.  The reality is that we cannot always be there.  Therefore it is very important to help children make good decisions when they are on their own. more...

Home Safety
If you are concerned about residential burglaries in your neighborhood, you do not have to feel powerless to change the situation.  Most residential burglars look for crimes of opportunity.  They pick what appears to be an easy mark.  There are many steps that you can take to keep your home and your neighborhood safe.  The most important step is for you and your neighbors to work together. more...

Business Safety
Businesses spend billions of dollars on crime prevention devices and insurance annually.  In order to fully optimize these investments, they have to utilize proper crime prevention techniques to help make the business less vulnerable to criminals. more...

Transportation Safety
Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to keep valuables out of their vehicles at home, at work or while running errands. more...

Internet Safety
A few tips to keep your personal and business computers safe from viruses and internet breaches. more...

Mobile Device Theft Prevention
A few tips to keep your personal cellphone/tablet and the information on it safe from thieves trying to make a quick buck. more...

Fraud Prevention
It's not always easy to spot con artists. They're smart, extremely believable, and aggressive. They invade your home by telephone and email, advertise in well-known newspapers and magazines, through your mail box or at your door. more...

Crime Prevention Through Environment Design
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) suggests that the form and arrangements of buildings and of open spaces can either encourage or discourage crime. CPTED attempts to reduce crime and the fear of crime by reducing criminal opportunity and fostering positive social interaction among the users of a space. more...