Use the following tips to keep make your car, and items kept within it, safer from crime.
Never leave the car unlocked. Before you lock it, make sure you have your keys.
At night, park in a well-lit area.
Always close all windows, especially the vent window, lock them and activate the anti-theft device.
Put any valuables or packages in the trunk. Leaving valuable items in full view invites thieves.
Never leave the title or registration in the car. Thieves can use these important documents to sell the car or impersonate you if challenged by the police.
Control your keys. Keep your car keys and house keys on separate rings. Never have an identification tag such as a miniature license plate or name plate on your key ring. Never hide an extra key in or on the car, criminals know where to look for extra keys.
Safety Tips for Your Workplace
Here are some crime prevention tips for the workplace that will help.
Lock your office whenever you leave, even if you are only gone a minute.
Keep your purse, wallet, and other valuables in a secure location such as a locked desk or filing cabinet. It only takes a few seconds for a theft to take place.
Do not bring an excessive amount of cash to work.
Do not leave cash or credit cards unattended in the office, especially overnight or over a weekend, unless it is secured in a safe or vault. Desks and filing cabinets are not safe enough for large amounts of cash or purchasing cards.
Protect your property through identification.
If you are entrusted with a key to a specific area, never loan it to anyone and keep it secured.
Be alert to strangers in your office building. Report any suspicious person loitering in your area to Sheriff's department immediately.
Report the loss or theft of keys, equipment, or valuables immediately to Sheriff's department. All crimes, no matter how minor they seem, should be reported.
Safety Tips for Your Residence
You should always lock your door. At a minimum, lock your door when you leave the room and before you go to sleep.
Keep valuable items secure in your residence. Lock items in a safe or other protected location. At a minimum, keep valuable items out of sight.
Do not allow strangers to piggyback, or follow you, into your residence hall or building if you need a key or access card to enter. If someone suspicious does follow you into the building, try to make a mental note of what the person looks like and what time it is.
Get to know your neighbors and other residents. Report suspicious people to Sheriff's department immediately.
Never open your door to strangers. Check the ID of service people before letting them in. Don’t be embarrassed to call for verification.
If you come home and see a door or window open or broken or notice other indicators of a break in, do not enter your house. If you have already done so, leave immediately. Call the Sheriff's department from a cell phone or a neighbor's residence.
Smart 9-1-1 Service
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, announced that Smart911 is now available to all individuals. Smart911 is a free service available across the state of Michigan that allows individuals and families to sign up online to provide key information to 9-1-1 call takers during an emergency.
Smart911saves critical time in an emergency, the additional information provided in a Smart911 Safety Profile enables Sheriffs Deputies to know where they are going and who they are looking for, those details will help personnel to respond faster and more efficiently.
Smart911 allows citizens to create a Safety Profile at www.smart911.com for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. When a citizen makes an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right information.
With Smart911, citizens can link both home and work addresses to mobile phones, which can be passed on to responders in the field for more a detailed, rapid response. Additional information including pets in the home, vehicle details in the event of an accident, and even emergency contacts can all be included in a Safety Profile. All information is optional and the citizen has the ability to choose what details they would like to include.
Smart911 is currently available in 40 states and more than 1,500 municipalities across the country. Citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today to have their information immediately available to 9-1-1 and to receive emergency notifications. Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 9-1-1 system in the event of an emergency call.
Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Mission Statement
“Determined to keep your trust; working to keep you safe.”
To achieve our mission, we must accomplish the following objectives:
• Acknowledge citizens as the source of our authority. • Recognize the dignity and worth of all people. • Provide quality service in a compassionate, professional and safe manner. • Promote a community policing philosophy by encouraging and supporting citizen involvement. • Continually enhance the working relations with other public and private organizations. • Utilize only that force necessary in the apprehension and safe keeping of offenders. • Enhance organizational excellence through education, training and technology. • Identify and analyze problems, explore alternatives and provide solutions. • Promote job satisfaction, open communication, team building and decision making through employee participation.
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