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09.13.14 Counterfeit Money
Several businesses and local financial institutions have reported receiving counterfeit fifty dollar bills. The Hazard Police Department needs your help...
08.23.14 Now Hiring
The Hazard Police Department is now accepting applications for Recruit Patrolman...
08.07.14 New Trending Drugs
The Hazard Police Department warns parents of the popularity of new trending drugs....
08.02.14 Construction Equipment Thefts
In the last few months, several thefts of construction equipment have been reported in the Northern and Central sections of Hazard. The Hazard Police Department needs your help...
Just wanted to take the time to let all of my brothers and sisters...
07.03.14 Vehicle Break-in
In the last few weeks, several motorists have reported vehicle break-ins in the Northern section of Hazard. The Hazard Police Department needs your help...
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NEW THIS MONTH
American homes are victims of burglary about every 15 seconds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The typical homeowner suffers a loss of nearly $2,000 in stolen goods or property damage.
"With the national economy getting worse, burglary is again becoming a more common crime," says Charles Sczuroski, a former police officer and now senior trainer for the National Crime Prevention Council.
If you have a high deductible on your homeowners insurance policy, you'll likely have to pay out of pocket to replace your stuff. But for a small investment, you can make your home less appealing to burglars in the first place.
Bushes, shrubs and trees can offer an intruder places to hide and camouflage signs of a break-in. Trim back any overgrown vegetation so that your home's windows, porches and doors are visible to neighbors and passersby.
Use shades, drapes and other window treatments to keep potentially tempting household items out of view. Burglary is sometimes a crime of opportunity and "window-shopping" is one way criminals choose potential targets.
Be sure not to draw undue attention to your home by discarding empty boxes at the curb with your trash -- a big problem during the holidays.
Adequate nighttime illumination is critical, because a dark or poorly lit property makes it easier for a burglar to go about unseen.
tip provided by PTL Doug Ashley
contetnt provided by bankrate.com
You can help protect your friends and family when you lead by example and remind others to buckle up. It turns out 9 out of 10 people fasten their seat belt when asked to do so. So speak up and buckle up, every time on every trip. HPD enforces seatbelt use anytime a vehicle is in motion.
visit nhtsa.gov for more information
Own a bike, lawnmower, or other equipment?
engrave it , lock it, or LOSE IT
Warm weather and bike riding go hand in hand. But if your bike is stolen, hiking may be more your speed... Here are a few suggestions for keeping your valuables safe and secure.
Make note of serial numbers, makes, and models of items to be stored. Take pictures of these items as well.
Engrave your items. Engraving your items allows you to place a mark or number only you can recognize making recovery and identification of stolen items easier.
When it's practical to do so, secure movable items to heavier items. If it requires too much work for a thief to steal your belongings, he/she will typically move on to a easier target.
project NIGHTHAWK now embedded in HazardPD.org
HPD RECEIVES "HEALTH IMPACT AWARD"
On August 5th, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto joined U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers and Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at a Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Health Impact Series to discuss health challenges in the region and announce two new UK initiatives to address them.
During this symposium, the Hazard Police Department was presented the "Health Impact Award"