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Crime Prevention Tips "Home Repair Fraud"
As you emerge from your home this spring, you may notice the structure has suffered some damage from winter. Unfortunately, this is also the season...


Concerned Citizen's Watch
Concerned Citizens Watch Inc. mobilizes trained adult volunteers to observe and to report to the police suspicious (possibly criminal) activity in...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (9)
If There is a Death in the Family Some burglars read obituaries and know people will be gone from the home during a funeral. If there is a...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (8)
Biological Alarm The earliest "alarm systems" used by man to detect intruders were his animals. An alarm, after all, is basically a device...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (7)
· Important Things To Look For In A Residential Alarm System 3 An alarm system must have a reliable power supply. The most...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (6)
· Locks 3 Key-In-Knob Lock A key-in-knob lock offers privacy and convenience but does not offer security from intruders. They can...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (5)
· Garage Doors The failure to close and lock the garage door often presents the most serious security problem in the home. This should...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (4)
Exterior · Strike Plates The strike plate is attached to the door frame. The metal bolt of the door lock slides into the strike...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (3)
· Doors Doors are usually the burglars first choice of entry into a home. Believe it or not, some residents leave exterior doors...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (2)
· Landscaping And Plant Materials Bushes, trees and shrubbery can conceal an intruder as he attempts entry into a window or door; or...


Home Burglary Prevention Tips Part (1)
Exterior · Lighting It is a recognized fact that good lighting is a deterrent to crime. Lighting lets the homeowner see the pathway...


Copper Theft Prevention Tips
Copper Theft Prevention Unfortunately, copper theft has become an all too common occurrence. This has been happening throughout the United...


Winter Holiday Safety Tips
As we go into the winter holiday season, we would like to offer you these tips to make your season a safe and enjoyable one. Women may want to...


Auto Theft Prevention
The Fort Wayne Police Department would like to offer you some ideas on how to prevent your vehicle from being stolen. During colder months, it is...


Prevention Tips for Thefts From Vehicles
While auto theft does occur in our city, theft FROM vehicles is far more prevalent. Because it is so common, we would like to point out some problem...


Halloween Safety Tips
Parents/ guardians please be mindful and pass along these safety tips to your children when "trick-or-treating" this Halloween. If you wear dark...


Operation I.D.
Operation I.D. Operation I.D. is a program designed to list those items of value in your home or vehicle(s) that could be stolen or lost. Listing...


Employee Theft Tips
               Employee Theft is a Real Problem The Fort Wayne Police Department would like to offer some advice to our commercial community with...


SAFENET Identification Program
THE PROBLEM... It is common for a person with memory impairment (Example: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, etc.) to wander and roam. ...


Indiana Moped and Scooter Laws
                         Indiana Moped and Scooter Laws The following information is being provided by the Fort Wayne Police Department. While not...


What is the Crime Prevention Bureau?
What is the crime prevention bureau? The "Crime Prevention Bureau" is staffed by one full time officer whose duties are related to educating the...


Safe at Home Program
What is Safe at Home? Safe at home is a program designed as a safety measure for those with special needs during times of an emergency, natural...


Take 25 Program/ Toma 25
What is "Take 25"? A program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, the goal of Take 25 is to heighten awareness about...


Identity Theft
Identity Theft has become the fastest growing crime in the United States and according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Indiana's most...


Safety Tips and Crime Reduction in Fort Wayne
The Fort Wayne Police Department would like to remind you to be safe during this new year and would like to offer you some of these safety tips. 1...


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