Honoring a fallen officer, by escorting his son to first day of school

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Indianapolis police officers escorted fallen Southport Lt. Aaron Allan's 6-year-old son to his first day of school August 8th, 2018.   "We wanted to make sure this year we were here for little Aaron to make sure he got to school safe, just like his dad did about a year ago," said Southport Police Chief Tom Vaughn. "All those police cars down the street, I didn't imagine that many officers coming. We talk about the blue family and today really showed we are a true family." Read Full Sto...
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First Responder Miracle in Montana

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‘Miracle’ baby buried alive in Montana woods for 9 hours was saved by a deputy who heard a faint cry - USA Today Network It was about 46 degrees outside when deputies found a 5 month-old baby buried under sticks, leaves, and soil in the woods. "For all of us at the sheriff's office, this is what we call a miracle," police said. To read the full story, click here .  Photo provided by Missoula County Sheriff's Office

Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors, gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in W...
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Deputy Ryan Zirkle Memorial Service

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Just after 12:00 am on the morning of March 15, 2018 Marin County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Zirkle was responding to a 911 call. While in route, Deputy Zirkle lost control of his vehicle on SR-1 in rural west Marin County. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and collided with a tree. Despite lifesaving efforts, Deputy Zirkle passed away at Petaluma Hospital from injuries he sustained in the fatal collision. A Memorial Service for Deputy Z...
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Thank you for your support

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The Marin County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White, Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you t...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our deputies and our fellow citizens, the Marin County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our deputies.    Donate Here Today! The Marin County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to f...
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9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week Honored 135 Fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job. This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friend...
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55th National Police Week

May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Marin County Businesses we need your help

Marin County Businesses we need your help
Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Marin County PA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here ...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Update on DSA Charitable Giving

Update on DSA Charitable Giving
The Marin County DSA Continues to be an active an charitable presence in the Marin County commuinity.  Below is a list of recent donations made by the DSA on behald of its members: Defenders: Marin City youth program that provides educational travel experience to young boys and girls with a road trip across the US with stops in Washington, DC and New York ($500.00) Dallas Fallen Officers ($500.00) DSA gave to member Nancy Davis son. To help him attend the National Youth Leadership Form in W...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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The Marin DSA Endorses Dominic Grossi for Supervisor

The Marin DSA Endorses Dominic Grossi for Supervisor
After meeting with the candidates, the Marin County Deputy Sheriff's Association has voted to endorse Dominic Grossi in his candidacy for District 4 Supervisor. View his campaign website using the link below: http://www.grossiforsupervisor.com/

Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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Phonebank for Supervisor Katie Rice

Dear Members of the Marin County DSA, Election Day is coming quickly and things are getting serious for my re-election campaign. We're starting to call voters throughout District 2 and looking for volunteers to spread the word. Copy and paste the link below to sign up to work the phone bank. http://www.katiericeforsupervisor.com/phonebank_for_katie?utm_campaign=volphonebank&utm_medium=email&utm_source=katiericeforsupervisor This election is really about those of us who are working t...
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Bagging for Bucks - A Special Olympics Fundraiser

Bagging for Bucks - A Special Olympics Fundraiser
On Saturday, April 30th 2016, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at the Greenbrae Mollie Stones, Uniformed Police and Fire personnel will bag groceries and load them in your cars. You can then make a donation to Special Olympics Marin. 100% of the donations go towards athletes’ competitions, training and uniforms. If you are interested in volunteering to work either 10a-12p, 12p-2p or the entire four hours, email Patty Monge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 25. Please help get the word out to make...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Marin County DSA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page. If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of our ...
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Fundraiser for former NPD Officer Mica Costerousse

MicaFlyer-forPrinting-1.pdf   The Novato Police Officers Association is holding a fundraiser for former officer Mica Costerousse who is currently battling health issues.  The event, which will include live music, food, beverages and bowling will be held on Sunday, December 6th from 5-10pm at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park.  $20 per person covers the cost of bowling shoes and lane rental.  Please mark your calendars and come out to support one of our own in her time of ne...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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The DSA Annual Picnic is August 9th! We will see everyone there!

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The DSAs annual picnic is scheduled for August 9th at Stafford Lake in Novato from 11:00am-6:00pm.  This family friendly event is held by the water and will have plenty of activities and games for members and their families.  The only cost is the $10 parking fee charged at Staffor Lake.  Lunch, dinner and drinks are provided courtsey of the DSA and its membership.  All past and present Sheriff's Office Staff are invited to attend.  A flyer is posted in the DSA Documents ...
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Cops Cut, Crime Up

Cops Cut, Crime Up
Many observers say that drastic public safety budget cuts at the Miami and Miami-Dade County Police Departments have led to the recent spike in recent shootings, where at least 18 people have been shot recently in 21 drive-bys. One of the victims was a 14-year-old boy. County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson called for a “State of Emergency” meeting, but others, including officials at the Dade County PBA, are saying what the Department needs is to have their funding restored, not another meeting. A ...
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Marin DSA's Charitable Year in Review

Marin DSA's Charitable Year in Review
Many members of the DSA are aware that their dues pay for legal representation, political donations and the continued pursuit of creating a positive working environment for past, present and future members.  The DSA, through charitable contributions, has also devoted considerable resources towards giving back to the community we serve.  With the year coming to a close, the DSA would like to take a moment to reflect on the significant impact the generosity of its membership has had on c...
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Our Annual Fundraising Drive is underway!

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The Marin County Deputy Sheriffs' Association has launched it's annual 2015 Fundraising Campaign!  Please support our officers, assist the families of fallen officers, and our community by supporting the MCDSA.  Please click the “ Donate ” tab above to show your support! This Direct Mail program will be mailed to most residences throughout our jurisdiction. This is an official and authorized program being conducted exclusively by the Marin County Deputy Sheriffs'...

Marin DSA Donates 70 Turkeys to the Ritter Center

Marin DSA Donates 70 Turkeys to the Ritter Center
The Marin County DSA Membership has donated 70 turkeys plus a bag of fixins with each to the Ritter Center in San Rafael.  These meals, valued at over $1,000 will be given to needy Marin families to make their holiday a bit brighter. Read more at:  http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_27012285/ritter-center-san-rafael-doles-out-turkeys-and

Vote NO on Prop 47

Vote NO on Prop 47
The Marin County DSA has endorsed Californians Against Prop. 47 in the fight against a poorly written and dangerous piece of legislation.  Now we need your help in making sure that Prop 47 does not pass.  Below are just a few of the reasons why Prop 47 is bad for California.  *   It reduces the penalty for "date-rape drugs" such as Rohypnol, ketamine, GHB, and any other drug designed to  render a victim helpless.  *   It requires that any theft valued...
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Corte Madera man faces child endangerment charges in marijuana fire

Corte Madera man faces child endangerment charges in marijuana fire
A Corte Madera man faces controlled substance and child endangerment charges after a marijuana cooking process allegedly set his apartment on fire. Central Marin Police said Brian Holland, 29, was attempting to convert marijuana into a wax form late Saturday, when butane used for the process ignited from being too close to the heater pilot light. Marijuana wax is becoming increasingly popular, as it concentrates THC — the intoxicating compound in marijuana — and makes it significantly more poten...
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Most Law Enforcement Agencies Keep Clear from Drone Use in Searches

Most Law Enforcement Agencies Keep Clear from Drone Use in Searches
A final kiss good-bye on a chilly December morning would be the last time Tiffany Matthews would ever see her fiancé. “It never crossed my mind that something bad had happened,” Matthews said. On the eve of the 49er’s-Seahawks game in December of 2013, Tiffany and her fiancé, Eric Garcia, left Colfax for San Francisco, but they split up when Garcia went back home for his wallet. “When he didn’t show up to the football game on Sunday, I knew something was really wrong,” Matthews said. The search ...
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Marin County deputies investigating fatal shooting

Marin County deputies investigating fatal shooting
A man was killed Tuesday, March 20th at a Marin County campground near Tomales Bay, a sheriff's lieutenant said. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at Lawson's Landing, a campground area near Dillon Beach, at about 2:30 a.m., Lt. Jamie Scardina said. When deputies arrived, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Scardina said. The man succumbed to his injuries, he said. Scardina said two people have been detained for questioning, but no arrests were made as of 5:45 ...
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Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft
Protecting Yourself From Identify Theft By Deputy Evan Kubota The increase in E-commerce and reliance on credit cards instead of cash has created a new target for sophisticated criminals. Modern day credit card fraud and identity theft have taken the place of the historical crimes of check forging and currency counterfeiting. Becoming the victim of identity theft can have effects on personal and professional lives, sometimes taking years to regain control of credit scores and accounts. As law ab...
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Marin County Sheriff Bicycle Registration Program

Marin County Sheriff Bicycle Registration Program
TO REGISTER YOUR BICYCLE USE THIS LINK http://www.marinsheriff.org/uploads/documents/bicycle registration form.pdf OR VISIT www.marinsheriff.org and go to the resources tab. REGISTRY PROGRAM GOALS: Every year hundreds of bicycles are stolen throughout the County of Marin. Often, it is impossible to identify stolen bicycles due to a lack of accurate records keeping of serial numbers and make and model information. The Marin County Sheriff’s Bicycle Registry Program is a law enforcement service ai...
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Pension Reform - President Sean McKrell

Pension Reform - President Sean McKrell
THROUGHOUT THE BAY AREA, there's a drive for pension "reform." Suddenly, police officers, firefighters, teachers and school bus drivers are being scapegoated for the financial challenges facing our communities. Along with that criticism comes an undercurrent that taxpayers should be offended — if not shocked, by these retirement benefits — even though there are thousands of bankers, lawyers, and corporate executives in our region for whom such benefits, (or more) are taken for granted. For those...
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Come Join The Fun!

Come Join The Fun!
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Novato South Little League is proud to welcome the Challenger Division to Novato!  The Challenger Division is a separate division of Little League which gives Physically and developmentally challenged boys and girls the opportunity to play baseball .  2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Little League Challenger Division.  We encourage players from all over Northern California to join the Challenger Division.  Novato residential boundaries do not apply ...
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Special Olympics Seeks Law Enforcment Volunteers

Special Olympics Seeks Law Enforcment Volunteers
Special Olympics Northern California and the Law Enforcement Torch Run cordially invites you and your agency to the 2014 Annual LETR Kickoff Conference, Wednesday, February 5th.  Please see the attached conference registration form, complete and email or fax over the registration at your earliest convenience.   Remember, the conference is of no cost to the agencies, and is an inspiring experience to learn more about the Torch Run, Special Olympics athletes, and fundraising events ...
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11 Year Old Fatal Hit and Run Victim Has Marin Ties

11 Year Old Fatal Hit and Run Victim Has Marin Ties
Sacramento police confirmed that Moses Galang, of Sacramento, died just before noon. Galang and a friend were crossing the street at the intersection of Bruceville Road and Cosumnes River Boulevard when Galang was hit by two vehicles , police said. According to officials, the first vehicle stopped, but the second vehicle continued down the road. Police are now investigating the incident as a fatal hit-and-run. Officers have received a few leads in the search for the driver of that second vehicle...
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"The Policeman"

"The Policeman"

Dear Supporters of the MCDSA, We encourage you to take a moment to view one of our favorite voice narrations below, by Paul Harvey, "The Policeman" depicting the internal as well as external struggles of living life "on duty".   Please go to our Facebook page to show your support by liking our page.  Here you will be able to stay informed on all the going on within our community. MCDSA Facebook . Thank You again for your support! The Marin County Deputy Sheriffs' Association  

Marin County Deputy Cleared in Officer Involved Shooting, Suspect Charged

Marin County Deputy Cleared in Officer Involved Shooting, Suspect Charged
MARIN, Calif. — Chaka Grayson, the 44-year-old Marin City man who was shot twice by a Marin County sheriff's deputy in the arm after he allegedly accelerated his car toward the deputy, will not be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian announced Thursday. And the deputy, Evan Kubota, did not commit a criminal violation of law in discharging his firearm, Berberian said. Berberian said Grayson will be charged with four misdemeanor offenses. They incl...
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Marin City Crime Sweep Results in Numerous Arrests

Marin City Crime Sweep Results in Numerous Arrests
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On November 8, 2013, at approximately 0730 hours, the Marin County Sheriff's Office Problem Oriented Policing Unit conducted five search warrants within Marin City. Over 40 law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Office, the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force, Mill Valley Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, and Novato Police Department assisted with the operation. The warrants were executed after the Sheriff's Office received numerous complaints of narcotics transactions that ...
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MCSO Traffic Stop Yields Drugs, Guns and Money

MCSO Traffic Stop Yields Drugs, Guns and Money
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Two San Diego men were arrested in Novato after deputies stopped their speeding car and found 12 pounds of marijuana and a 50-caliber Desert Eagle handgun in the car, a sheriff's investigator said Friday. Scott Daniel Harrigan and John Nathaniel Tiger, both 38, were released on bail pending further investigation by the district attorney's office. They could not be reached for comment. The traffic stop occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a 2005 Nissan was seen traveling at 89 mph on southb...
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Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies Kill Teen Carrying Replica Rifle

Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies Kill Teen Carrying Replica Rifle

SANTA ROSA, Calif. —  Northern California sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy after repeatedly telling him to drop what turned out to be a replica assault rifle, sheriff's officials and family members said. Two Sonoma County deputies on patrol saw the boy walking with what appeared to be a high-powered weapon Tuesday afternoon in Santa Rosa, sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary said. Officials say Sonoma County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a boy who was holding this...
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Homage To Police Officers

Homage To Police Officers
A friend shared this "Homage To Police Officers" video with me illuminating the fact we're all just Mom's, Dad's, Brothers, and Sisters under the uniform ... http://ow.ly/nhChQ

Vaportini - The New Trend in Alcohol Consumption

Vaportini - The New Trend in Alcohol Consumption
How it works The Vaportini provides an alternative way to consume alcohol. It is inhaled rather than swallowed. And because the alcohol is absorbed directly into the blood stream, bypassing the digestive tract, the advantages include no calories, no carbs and the effects are felt immediately by the individual. The Vaportini is legal to sell and the alcohol consumed can be detected by a blood alcohol test. The device, invented by Julie Palmer, is simple and can purchased as a kit online for appro...
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Internet and Website Safety

Internet and Website Safety
Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.  Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: -Do not share things such as email ad...
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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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