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Public Crime Log: April 30, 2013

April 30th, 2013 Comments off

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There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD on 4/29/2013.

 

Public Safety Tip of the Day:

 

Electronic devices, namely cell phones, are often the object of desire by thieves.  You can lessen your chances of being victimized by practicing the following:

  • Refrain from using your cell phone in public, such as walking down the street or on public transportation.
  • Do not leave your cell phone out in the open, such as on the table top next to you.
  • Never leave valuables, especially cell phones, in plain view in your vehicle….even for a second!
  • Keep your electronics concealed by keeping them in your pocket or purse.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

 

Thank you,

 

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Public Crime Log: April 29, 2013

April 29th, 2013 Comments off

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Public Safety Tip of the Day: ATM Safety 

 

  • Always be aware of suspicious persons or vehicles in the area of the ATM. Trust your gut feeling. If things don’t feel right, avoid that ATM.
  • Have ATM card out of your wallet or purse before approaching the ATM.
  • Don’t write your ATM personal identification number on your card or keep the number in your wallet.
  • When entering your personal identification number, try to keep the numbers from the view of others.
  • Don’t withdraw large amounts of cash.
  • Secure your money at the ATM. Don’t walk away with money in hand.
  • If a robber demands your money, don’t argue or fight with the suspect. Note the robber’s description and give the robber the money.

 

Thank you.

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Public Crime Log: April 26, 2013

April 26th, 2013 Comments off

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There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD on 4/25/2013.

 

Public Safety Tip of the Day: Water Safety

 

Insist on Adult Supervision.

  • Swim in areas where there are lifeguards when possible.
  • Constantly watch your children in or near the water.
  • Keep young children within arm’s reach.
  • Assign adults to watch children at social events.
  • Never drink or allow the use of alcohol or other drugs during water and boating activities or while supervising children.

Learn to Swim.

  • If you don’t know how to swim well, find someone to teach you.
  • Learn to tread water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Make sure your children learn to swim. Upgrade their swimming skills each year. Check about lessons at your local pool or lifeguarded beach.

Know the Water.

  • Make sure the water is safe for diving. When in doubt, don’t dive or jump.
  • Check for hidden objects, currents and water plants.
  • Be aware that cold water can kill, even on hot summer days. Stay close to shore and rest if you are cold or tired.

 

Thank you,

 

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Public Crime Log: April 25, 2013

April 25th, 2013 Comments off

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Public Safety Tip of the Day:

 

 

SECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE

 

PROTECT YOUR THINGS •    Keep all personal belongings, backpacks, briefcases or purses close to where you are working. If you leave the area, even for only a short time, secure them in a locked drawer or cabinet, or have a coworker watch them.

 
AVOID CONFRONTATIONS •     Don’t allow yourself to be drawn into arguments or shouting matches with coworkers or the public.

 

SAFETY & SECURITY •   Be alert to suspicious persons in your area. If anything appears to be not quite right, contact authorities.

 

Remember:  The safety and security of your workplace is everyone’s responsibility—it’s a team effort.

 

 

 

Thank You,

 

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Public Crime Log: April 24, 2013

April 24th, 2013 Comments off

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There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD on 4/23/2013.

 

Public Safety Tip of the Day:

 

Move Right for Sirens & Lights
When the Fire Department is called to an emergency it is important that they respond quickly and safely.

If you are driving down the road and see the lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle in your rearview mirror, move to the right and stop to allow emergency vehicles to move easily down the road. Once the emergency vehicles have passed merge back into traffic when it is safe to begin driving.

Every time fire engines or aid cars are called to an emergency Fire Fighters are giving their all to help others. Do your part as a driver to help Fire Fighters do their job as quickly and safely as possible.

 

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

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Public Crime Log: April 23, 2013

April 23rd, 2013 Comments off

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Public Safety Tip of the Day: Bicycle Safety:

 

Bicycle SAFETY FOR CHILDREN

King County medical and health experts concluded that, between 1998-2002, 3 out of the 5 young people who die from bike-related injuries would have survived if they were wearing helmets. (-King County Medical Examiners Office)

Approximately 75% of all bicycle-related injuries occur among children ages 14 and under. (-NSKC, 2004)

  • Make sure your kids wear a helmet every time they ride.
  • Teach your children about the rules of the road and traffic laws.
  • Children under the age of 10 need adult supervision while riding.
  • Purchase a new helmet for your child after a crash, after 5 years of use, and when your child outgrows it.
  • Make sure the helmet fits correctly. One study found that children whose helmets fit poorly are at twice the risk of a head injury in a crash compared with children whose helmet fit is excellent.

 

Thank you,

 

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Public Crime Log: April 22, 2013

April 22nd, 2013 Comments off

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There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD for 4/19/2013 to 4/21/2013.

 

Public Safety Tip of the Day: Bicycle Safety:

 

Bicycle helmet effectiveness

Head injuries account for:

  • 60% of bicycle-related deaths
  • Two-thirds of bicycle related hospitalizations
  • One-third of bicycle related hospital ER visits
    (-NSKC, 2004)

Bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85% and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88%:(-NEJM, 1989)

  • Wear a bicycle helmet every time you ride.
  • Make sure your bicycle helmet has a “CPSC” or “Snell” sticker inside. This is your guarantee that it has met the most rigorous safety standards.
  • Purchase a new helmet after a crash, or after 5 years of use.

 

Thank You,

 

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Public Crime Log April 16, 2013

April 16th, 2013 Comments off

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Public Safety Tip of the Day regarding personal effects:

Good Afternoon,

 

On Friday, April 12th, between the hours of 12pm and 1pm, there was a theft reported to IITPSD.

 

Specifically, the theft occurred on the 19th floor (General Counsel).  

 

The theft occurred inside an office area when some of the offices were occupied by staff.

 

As a reminder, although it may be somewhat tedious and at times overkill, I ask that all of you;

 

  •  Do Not leave any personal property unattended for any period of time.

 

  • Do Not rely on someone else to “watch” your property while you use the restroom or grab a quick bite to eat.

 

  • Take ownership of your personal property. 

 

  • Secure your belongings either by taking them with you or securing it in your desk, office, or credenzas.

 

  • Remain alert and cognizant of your surroundings.  If someone looks suspicious or appears that they don’t belong, contact Public Safety at 8-6300 or 8-6363 .

Thank you/

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Public Crime Log, April 12, 2013

April 12th, 2013 Comments off

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Public Safety Tip of the Day for Visitors and Tourists:

While staying in a Hotel:

  • Locate fire exits, elevators and the nearest phone. Plan the best way to get out of the building in an emergency.
  • Label all pieces of luggage with your name, address, and phone number, both inside and outside. For the outside label be sure to use a tag that closes, so the information can’t be read by a passerby.
  • Lock all pieces of luggage.
  • Never leave your baggage unattended. If it’s a problem, check it or put it in a locker.
  • Hand carry medication, currency and important documents or keep them in a money belt.

 

Thank you,

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Public Crime Log: April 11, 2013

April 11th, 2013 Comments off

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There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD for 4/10/2013.

 

Public Safety Tip of the Day for Visitors and Tourists:

While staying in a Hotel:

  • Never automatically open your door when a knock is heard. Know your visitor’s identity prior to admittance. Use your peephole, if available, or talk through the locked door. If someone claims they are from maintenance, security or a hotel employee, phone the front desk to make sure the visitor is legitimate.
  • Valuables should not be left in the room, you or the people who service your room may occasionally forget to lock it. Put valuables in a signed and sealed envelope and leave it in the room safe or the front desk safe deposit box.
  • Be alert for suspicious persons in the hotel hallways. Report them to the manager.
  • Do not advertise how long you will be away from your room. Leave a light on or a TV or radio playing to give the impression that the room is occupied.

 

Thank you,

 

 

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