Theft can occur anywhere and any place.

    While you can’t control what other people do, you can make it harder for your possessions to “walk away” or your house to play host for unwelcome “guests.”

    We’ve got the information to help you.

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!

  • After A Theft: 5 Quick Tips From Police Officers

    Here are some tips for dealing with home and car theft, gathered from police officers across the country: Stolen Car? Talk Cracks and Dents When reporting a stolen car, be sure to mention your car’s unique characteristics – the location of dents, cracks, bumper stickers, detailing and so on. These details help your car stand […]

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  • Safe Wallet, Safe Purse: Tips For Shopping Safely

    It holds everything: money, identification, credit and bank cards. Here are 9 quick tips for keeping your purse and wallet safe while shopping. Choose a purse/bag with a strap and a zipper and keep it closed. Carry your bag with one arm across it or with the strap crossing your body. Wear the strap under your […]

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  • After a Burglary: Questions the Police May Ask

    Your house has been broken into and you’ve called the police. Once they’ve arrived, be prepared to answer questions. These help the officers gather information about the event. WHN TIP – Make Some Notes: While you’re waiting, make some notes based on the following questions so you can give them as many details as possible. […]

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  • Partner and State Links

    Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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  • Choosing a Car

    Some cars are stolen more frequently than others. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Honda Accord topped the list of the most stolen cars in 2015. Want to know what cars are targeted by thieves in your area? Check with your local police department. Buying a car? Ask about security systems or features that […]

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  • Buying a Home Security System

    If you are in the market for a home security system, here are some starter questions: What is included in a basic security system? Most basic security systems include exterior door sensors, window sensors and an alarm control panel with a touchpad. If you’re worried about break-ins, this might be sufficient for your needs. At […]

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  • Wallet / Purse Theft — What to Do

    WHN TIP – Be Prepared! Download and complete our Purse or Wallet Theft Checklist so you know what you had inside if it goes “missing”! WHN TIP – Advice from Experts: Listen to this podcast for tips on how to describe a suspect. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Be sure you are in safe surroundings. If you […]

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  • Home Break-In – What to Do

    WHN TIP – Advice from Experts: If your home is broken into, the police will ask you questions to try to ascertain who might have done it. If you witnessed someone suspicious, this podcast has tips for describing a suspect. If You Suspect a Burglar Be safe, be smart. Do NOT go into your home. […]

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  • Tips for Preventing Home Theft

    Practice Intruder Smarts Teach your family about home security. Explain your security precautions and emphasize the role they play in keeping your home secure. Ask them to remember always to lock the door and keep a careful watch on their keys. Show them where the keys to internal locks are located in case they have […]

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  • Car Break-In: What to Do

     WHN TIP – Advice from Experts: Listen to this podcast for tips on how to describe a suspect. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Get to a safe place. Call the police. They will ask for a description of what is missing from your car. (Remember your trunk, glove compartment, anywhere else you kept items.) Download […]

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