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Crime Prevention & Safety Publications

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Business Safety
Guide to Business Security Crime prevention tips and techniques to help businesses keep their establishments safe. pdf icon html icon
Take Crime Prevention to Work This pamphlet gives workers crime prevention tips to employ in their office and around their building, and talks about work-place violence. pdf icon html icon
Working Safely at Home Increasingly, businesses are allowing their employees to telecommute and entrepreneurs are running businesses from their homes. Offices are standard in many homes today and are equipped with the latest in computers, scanners, printers, faxes, and other expensive equipment. Remember, it is important to secure yourself and your equipment when you're working from home. pdf icon html icon
Conflict Resolution
Bullies: A Serious Problem for Kids Bullying behavior may seem rather insignificant compared to kids bringing guns to school and getting involved in drugs. But it's actually an early form of aggressive, violent behavior. This pamphlet provides information about bullies and what you can do about them. pdf icon html icon
Conflict Management Frustrated? Irritated? Angry? Ready to explode? You're not alone. Whether it's an argument with a friend, aggravation because a driver cut in front of you, or rage because your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend is going out with your best friend, conflict is part of everyday life. Anger leads to conflict, produces stress, hurts friendships, and can lead to violence. We can't always avoid anger or conflict, but we can learn to manage it without violence. pdf icon html icon
Power Tripping Bullying is repeated and unnecessary aggressive behavior, or quite simply, unprovoked meanness. It's a form of intimidation, behavior designed to threaten or frighten or to get someone to do something they wouldn't normally do. Bullies have learned that bullying works. They do it to feel powerful and in control. There are things you can do to deal with the situation without making things worse. pdf icon html icon
Dangers of Drinking If you think it can't happen to you, look around. Check your school's yearbooks for the last ten years. How many were dedicated to a student who was killed in a drunk-driving crash? Learn about the Dangers of Drinking. pdf icon html icon
Dying To Drink Who gets hurt? Who gets killed? Who pays? Why Are Drinking and Driving a Lethal Combination? How Much Is Too Much? Get the facts about alcohol pdf icon html icon
Sniffing Inhalant abuse can kill. And if it doesn't kill you, it can leave you with severe brain damage or severe respiratory problems. There's no fooling around even a first-time user can end up dead after sniffing or 'huffing' inhalants.. learn more about Sniffing pdf icon html icon
Fireworks Safety
Changes to the New York Fireworks Law Jurisdictions authorizing sparkling devices: While most fireworks remain illegal to possess and use in New York State, a recent law has authorized counties and cities outside of New York City to legalize specific devices. na html icon
General Safety
Bomb Threat Instruction Card This card is a guide on how to respond when a person receives a "bomb threat" telephone call. pdf icon html icon
Crime Prevention for People with Physical Disabilities Crime prevention for people with physical disabilities when they are at home, on vacation, out and about and on public transportation. pdf icon html icon
Holiday Safety Tips for Safe and Happy Holidays: This holiday season, don't let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers, and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Crooks love the holidays as much as everyone
else, but chiefly because its an opportune time for crime.
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How to Help a Troubled Friend If you have a friend who has threatened or attempted suicide or who hints that he or she might do so, it is vital to get help as quickly as possible. Learn how to get help. pdf icon html icon
Take a Stand Against Crime Join a Neighborhood Watch! This pamphlet gives advice on how to start a Neighborhood Watch Program pdf icon html icon
Road Rules Getting a driver's license is a big deal for every teenager. It represents freedom, the chance to go new places, and a great deal of responsibility. The vehicle you drive the family car, a motorcycle, even your own car may seem like an oasis, safe from the hassles of everyday life. But you are still vulnerable to crime. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help keep you crime free on the road. pdf icon html icon
Streetwise Teens are the age group most vulnerable to crime. But putting into practice some basic crime prevention tips can help you and your friends avoid becoming the victims of crime. pdf icon html icon
Teenage Victims of Crime (English) Did you know that teens are twice as likely as any other age group to be victims of violent and property crime? Girls are more likely to be victims of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking, while boys are more likely to be victims of assault, robbery, and homicide. Learn what to do to protect yourself, and what to do if you're a victim of crime. pdf icon html icon
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Halloween Safety
Halloween Safety Coloring Book A 12-page coloring book that contains safety coloring pages, mazes and quiz for students and some Halloween safety pointers for parents. pdf icon na
Halloween Safety Tips Know the Rules - Halloween Safety Tips provides fourteen easy to follow tips to help keep your child safe while trick-or-treating. pdf icon html icon
Playing it Safe on Halloween: Pointers for Parents Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little troublesome. Concerns about children's safev-whether they are out in the neighborhood or back at home with bountiful bags of goodies-can cast a spell on the evening's festivib But not to worry! Following a few safety tips will ensure that Halloween will be a "howling" good time for all. pdf icon html icon
Juvenile Crime
Graffiti Graffiti costs American communities more than $8 billion per year. It hurts property values, drives away business, and sends the message that nobody cares about the community. Graffiti is everybody's problem. Here's what you can do to help. pdf icon html icon
Shoplifting Shoplifting is an expensive problem that everybody pays the price for. It hurts you in several ways prices keep going up as store owners try to recover some of their losses. A big department store can spend millions a year on security, but it may lose as much as $2,000 a day to shoplifters. And shoplifters give teenagers a bad name. Learn more about shoplifters. pdf icon html icon
Vandalism Vandalism the willful destruction or defacing of property is a crime. It's expensive to repair. It makes our communities unattractive and unsafe. It isn't cool. Help send a clear message that teens don't tolerate vandalism! pdf icon html icon
Online Safety
Cyber Safety A guide for parents to help protect their children when their children are on the Internet. pdf icon html icon
Identity Theft This brochure explains what identity theft is and gives ideas on how to prevent it from happening to you. pdf icon html icon
On-line Safety Rules This one-page poster can be printed in color or black and white, signed by your child(ren) and posted near the family's computer as a reminder your child(ren) to be careful when they are on the Internet. pdf icon html icon
Protecting Your Privacy Keeping an eye on your private information. This pamphlet gives advice about protecting your Internet passwords, shopping in cyber-space, using atm's, long distance phone services, and credit cards. pdf icon html icon
Disaster Preparedness Checklist Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans are eager to make preparedness a part of their daily lives. The following checklist will help you take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a future terrorist attack or other emergency. pdf icon html icon
Just the Facts - Just in Case This booklet was designed for use by adults, especially college students. Time is of the essence when a person disappears. When the information contained in this booklet is provided to police by a family member or trusted friend, prompt and accurate completion of a missing person report is ensured. In turn, police are able to commence well informed investigative action, including entry of information into a computer network which extends across the United States and Canada pdf icon na
What Teens Can Do Against Terrorism Teens have been involved in preventing crime for many years. They have worked with elders, peers, and children in settings ranging from neighborhood parks to schools to senior citizen centers to shopping malls. What can teens do about preventing and responding to terrorism and other civic emergencies? There's a lot! pdf icon html icon
School Safety
School Crime Scene Management A guide to help school personnel appropriately manage a school crime scene and, thus, minimize contamination of critical crime scene evidence. pdf icon html icon
Working Together To Create Safer Schools Creating a safe place where children can learn and grow depends on a partnership among students, parents, teachers, and other community institutions. To prevent school violence each partner has to take action. Here are some practical suggestions for young people, parents, school staff and others in the community. pdf icon html icon
Crime Victim Specialist Program Brochure Crime Victims Specialists assist victims and their families by providing: crisis intervention, short term counseling, safety planning, criminal court procedure information, help with compensation and other referrals. pdf icon html icon
Date Rape This pamphlet discusses how to prevent date rape, what to do when someone you care about has been sexually assaulted, what to do if you have been raped, the "date rape" drug and some myths/truths about date rape. pdf icon html icon
The Reality of Gangs Gangs are neither just a big city or inner city problem, nor are they a problem of a particular race or culture. Gangs cross all ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender, and geographic boundaries. They bring fear and violence to neighborhoods, traffic in drugs, destroy property, involve youth in crime, and drive out businesses. Gangs pull teens away from school and home into a life of violence. Learn more about gangs. pdf icon html icon
Putting a Stop to Hate Crimes Discriminating against someone because of his or her race, religious background, or other qualities is wrong. You can do something to stop violence and prejudice. You can work to change attitudes. pdf icon html icon
Teen Dating Violence (English) Dating violence or abuse affects one in four teens. Abuse isn't just hitting. It's yelling, threatening, name calling, saying I'll kill myself if you leave me, obsessive phone calling or paging, and extreme possessiveness. Learn how to deal with Teen Dating Violence. pdf icon html icon
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