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SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: THE REALITIES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

It’s difficult to believe that there was a time that we couldn’t communicate instantly, obtain immediate information, text and call from our vehicles. We have all, to varying degrees, become dependent upon our smart devices and cell phones. Much like other addictions, we compulsively reach...

ADDITIONAL VIGILANCE REQUIRED DURING SUMMER MONTHS

Ongoing nationwide studies, for decades, have indicated that the “After-school Gap,” a period of approximately 20 to 25 hours each school week when children are out of school and parents are at work, is the time when a significant number of juvenile crimes are...

REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME

Criminals are opportunistic.  An easy target, a lack of witnesses, a dimly-lit location, a distracted victim all dramatically improve a criminal’s ability to easily commit a crime. One’s best defense is to eliminate, or significantly reduce, one’s vulnerability! Criminals scout locations and conditions where the likelihood...

Important message from LCSO about Tax Payer Identity Theft

Tax Identity Theft Awareness February 2020 It is tax season, which means identity thieves and IRS imposters are hard at work trying to steal your identifying information in order to file a phony tax return. Do you know how to protect yourself and what to do if someone were...

Checking Your Child’s Credit Report

Nearly all people assume the most vulnerable group of citizens to experience identity theft are seniors, yet recent reports show the fastest-growing population at risk for identity theft are actually children. How is this possible? While adults make prime targets for identity thieves, a child’s...

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