Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

How you can start a ‘Neighborhood Watch’

Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch, Town Watch, Apartment Watch, Crime Watch -- no matter what it's called, they’re one of the most effective, and least costly, answers to crime. A Watch group is an association of neighbors who look out for each other's families and property, alert the police to any suspicious activities or crime in…
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Keep your teen ‘cyber-safe’

It seems like ages ago when the world existed without computers, cell phones or gaming systems. Nowadays we can’t imagine going anywhere without our phones. We constantly use them to text, browse the internet and post to social media accounts. However, it’s important to remember to be careful; with new technology often comes new ways…
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Don’t hand over the keys until your teen knows the rules

Teen drivers might receive information on safe driving rules and techniques from school, driver education or graduated driver licensing programs, but family conversations about safe driving behaviors can make a huge — and potentially, lifesaving — difference. That’s why I covered the first three rules of the road for teens last week. Don’t drive impaired…
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Parents can help protect teen drivers on the road

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States — ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. National Teen Driver Safety Week is coming up later this month. I’m using this blog entry and next week’s entry to share information with you about you can protect…
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