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This is the feed from NCPC's TypePad based blog, Prevention Works

Mar 04, 2013 Texting while Driving – Not as Easy as it Looks
Texting while driving is a detrimental epidemic in the United States; it’s dangerous and has...
Feb 20, 2013 Protecting Your Identity Can Be Very Taxing This Time of Year
Tax season: the most wonderful time of the year—for identity thieves. While you are at...
Feb 14, 2013 This Valentine’s Day Share the Love, Not Your Information
Like most holidays, Valentine’s Day has extended to the web. With the click of a button, you can deliver flowers and candy, make reservations at a romantic restaurant, or search for that special someone through an online dating service.
Feb 14, 2013 This Valentine’s Day Share the Love, Not Your Information
Like most holidays, Valentine’s Day has extended to the web. With the click of a...
Feb 12, 2013 Taking the Issue of Sexual Assault Seriously
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Before you cozy up and get hit by cupid’s arrow, you need to make sure that whatever activity you participate in, you are safe from sexual predators. Many of us have heard our parents or adult influences warn us about the dangers of sexual predators.
Jan 28, 2013 Cover Up! Protect Your Privacy on Data Privacy Day
To encourage people to take responsibility for protecting their own privacy and data online, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.
Jan 22, 2013 Be An Active Partner in Your Children’s School Safety
Two days prior to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, my co-worker’s daughter’s school had a lockdown due to a student bringing a gun into the school. My co-worker, a retired police officer and coincidentally from Connecticut, was in Virginia with me on business when it occurred.
Jan 14, 2013 January is National Stalking Awareness Month
While legal definitions of stalking can differ depending on local, state, and federal laws, the National Center for Victims of Crime generally defines stalking as a “course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.”
Jan 01, 2013 Lucky ‘13
Happy New Year’s! Let’s make a wager to make 2013 a safe year, double or nothing!
It’s that time of year again – when radio stations play well-known holiday tunes, and “happy holidays” becomes the usual way to conclude a great conversation with family and friends. It’s the long-awaited holiday season; a time that is supposed to be filled with great joy, celebration and reconnection with loved ones.
Dec 06, 2012 See something. Feel something. What does that really mean?
Why do some of us find ourselves becoming victims of crime while others seem to slip past unscathed? Some attribute it to luck while others simply don’t know why.
Nov 19, 2012 Keeping Crime Prevention Simple – A Strategy for Success
As Crime Prevention Month comes to an end, the National Crime Prevention Council will reflect upon the successes of our constituents and communities in their efforts to prevent crime
Nov 13, 2012 Technology and Personal Safety
Have you ever walked past another person in a garage or along the street at night and looked back to make sure the person continued walking and wasn’t about to attack you? I used to think it was just me,
Nov 05, 2012 Armstrong Gets Strong-Armed: Consequences of Cheating in Competitive Cycling
When most of us think of bicycle-riding, we are filled with the nostalgic, yet terrifying, memories of that afternoon when we first learned to ride—the day asphalt became a new, terrorizing entity.
Oct 31, 2012 Don’t Get Scammed After the Storm
Now that Sandy has ripped up the eastern seaboard, flooding homes, tearing off roofs, and bringing down trees, people are beginning to clean up. There will be a great many good contractors out there that will give you a reasonable price to conduct thorough work.
Oct 25, 2012 Cyberbullying Prevention Tips Just a Click Away During Cybersafety Awareness Week
There is definitely tons of information available online and is just a click away for so many online users today, specifically for teens and young adults.
Oct 17, 2012 Lock Crime Out Of Your Home!!!
October is Crime Prevention Month, and a very important topic for all of us here at NCPC is neighborhood and home safety. Did you know that burglaries can happen during the daytime or even while you are home? Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
Oct 04, 2012 Five Things You Need To Know About Protecting your Personal Property
When it comes to protecting your personal property, a home security system is a great...
Oct 02, 2012 Engaging with Law Enforcement through Citizen Police Academies
A central theme of Celebrate Safe Communities is to encourage local people to work together with local law enforcement to address local problems. An important step in that process is to learn more about the day to day work of your law enforcement agency. One way to gain a better understanding of your law enforcement agency and build relationships with local officers is to attend a Citizen Police Academy.
Sep 21, 2012 Gang Intervention and Prevention 101 for Police
Law enforcement has the unique ability to gauge human beings in a nanosecond. This special skill works in many phases for police officers, deputy sheriffs, state police, correctional officers, and all facets of the criminal justice spectrum. But this skill set is not always put to use, because, “Why would we want to help gang members?”