- Personal Safety
- Senior Safety
- Vacation Safety
- Driving Safety
- Domestic Violence
- Youth Safety
- Fraud & Scams
More tips and tricks to protect your vehicle here!
Your best protection against an intuder is visibility. Locks and alarms cannot prevent a burglary unless they are in use. Establish a routine for locking up and setting alarms. Read more home burglary prevention tips and tricks here!
If You Suspect A Burglary...
- Do not go in - the burglar may still be inside
- Do not touch anything - you may unwittingly alter valuable evidence
- Call the police immediately
If you are attacked on the street, make as much noise as possible and yell for help. Do not pursue your attacker, call 911 to report the crime as soon as possible!
If you have been swindled or conned, report the crime to the police. Don't delay; don't help them get away!
Planning reduces your chances of becoming the victim of a crime.
What is domestic violence?
Does your partner (current or former) ever….
If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or online: www.thehotline.org/
If you become a victim of domestic violence...
More tips and resources available here.
If you find that you and your children are in danger from your partner, you must have a safety escape plan to leave the house. This plan should include:
Internet Safety for Kids
There are some very important things that you need to keep in mind when you're on your computer at home or at school.
- First, remember never to give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards. Also, never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parent's permission.
- Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared.
- Do not meet someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents.
- Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the internet that makes you feel uncomfortable.
- Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Someone who says that "she" is a "12-year-old girl" could really be an older man.
Fraud & Scams
Phone / Internet Scams: The Seaside Police Department has seen a noticeable increase in telephone and internet scams and would like to remind you to never send checks, money orders, or other items of value to persons or businesses you do not know. Remember to use common sense, don’t respond to unsolicited emails and if it is too good to be true, it probably is. Please report any suspicious activity to the Seaside Police Department at 899-6748 or Dispatch Center at 394-6811.