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Stop Porch Pirates From Stealing Holiday Gifts

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Here’s some timely advice from Pemco Insurance:

You’ve seen them caught on camera – brazen thieves who follow delivery trucks only to scoop packages off the porch before homeowners even realize they’ve arrived. With nearly half of all holiday purchases now made online, experts expect the problem to continue to grow.

So […]

Door-to-Door Sellers

Here is information about door-to-door sellers from Seattle Police Department. It was handed out at the North Precinct Advisory Council meeting.

Residential (Door-to-Door) Sellers

The person at your door may not be who they claim to be

Seattle officials would like to advise homeowners to take precautions when dealing with door-to-door salespeople. Although most of […]

Personal Safety for Children – Part 3

This is the last of a three part series on personal safety for children. It’s put out by Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention section. Establishing a system of family rules about personal safety can be a good way to teach children to distinguish between safe and non-safe situations. Part 1 was a set of […]

Personal Safety for Children – Part 2

Multi ethnic kids having a great time playing together.

This is the second of a three part series on personal safety for children. It’s put out by Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention section. Establishing a system of family rules about personal safety can be a good way to teach children to distinguish between safe […]

Personal Safety for Children – Part 1

This is a three part series on personal safety for children. It’s put out by Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention section.

Establishing a system of family rules about personal safety can be a good way to teach children to distinguish between safe and non-safe situations. Many families already have rules about bedtime, TV watching, […]

Dealing with Noise Issues

Do you have a neighborhood noise problem? Here’s how to deal with noise issues:

The Seattle Police Department receives hundreds of noise complaints a year. Seattle is a large city with many diverse neighborhoods, both residential and commercial, so a certain level of tolerance is expected. Only when the noise meets the threshold outlined in […]

Crime Prevention Tips from the North Precinct

Diane Horswill, Crime Prevention Coordinator for the North Precinct, and I talked about the puzzling, possibly suspicious door-to-door activity that took place on Friday. Ms. Horswill shared some crime prevention tips:

* don’t open the door without having a peek first at who’s on the other side.

* you can, behind your bolted or locked […]

Ready for Halloween?

Mr. Potumpkin Head says have a safe and happy Halloween!Halloween can be a great time for connecting with neighbors. But it’s dark out there this time of year. Here are some links with suggestions for having a safe and happy Halloween:

http://www.halloween-safety.com/halloween_safety_treats.html

http://www.lacity.org/lafd/hween.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

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Home Security Tips – from North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Diane Horswill

Your first line of defense is to be consistent about locking your doors and windows. About a third of our burglaries are non forced which means a door or window was left open or unlocked. Many people believe window screens offer some protection but they do not. It is also common for people to leave […]

What you can do: Home Security Review – Free and Valuable (just do it)

This is the fourth in a series of posts on what neighbors can do to help reduce and prevent crime in our neighborhood.

At all of her block watch and crime prevention meetings Diane Horswill of North Precinct offers to meet individually with community members at their homes to advise them on specific measures they […]