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Internet Safety for Kids
Law-enforcement entites, specifically the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, have integrated NetSmartz into school and community programs. NetSmartz provides law enforcement with presentations for students, parents, guardians, caregivers, and communities.
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Babysitting
Wether you work full time outside the home or are simply going out for the evening, you want the best possible care for your children while you are away from them. Before you hire any-one to watch over your children, make sure he or she is a mature, experienced, and capable individual who truly cares about the welfare of children.
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Preventing Child Abduction and Kidnapping
High-profile abduction of children, although a rare occurrence, have left many families frightened and unsure about how best to protect their children. According to a study conducted by the Washington State Attorney General's Office for the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in 57 percent of the cases, the victims of child abduction murder are victims of opportunity
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Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season
The holiday season is a special time of year, but unfortunately it is also a time when busy people become careless, and individuals are especially vulnerable to theft and other crimes. The following tips are designed to reduce the chances of becoming a civtim of crime this holiday season and all year roun.
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What is Suspicious?
No police department can function effectively without the concerned assistance of responsible citizens. We are depending on you to call and tell us whenever you observe suspicious persons or actions.
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Child Safety
General tips for parents and guardians to help keep their children safer
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Marine Security
The following security tips are provided by the Newport Beach Police Department and the California Attorney Generalís Office ~ Crime and Violence Prevention Center.

Keep marine theft at bay by discouraging waterway pirates. The following tips can help guard your boat and gear from theft.
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Telemarketing Fraud

Over the past few months our Crime Prevention Specialist has been asked several times to verify the legitimacy of various organizations who utilize telemarketing firms to solicit charitable donations by phone. It seems as though this method of generating revenue for charitable organizations is becoming increasingly popular. While there are many legitimate organizations that use this method of fundraising, there are also those that use telephone solicitation to fraudulently obtain money.
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Operation Identification
Operation Identification is the process of electronically engraving your California drivers license number onto your property so that it can easily be identified if stolen. Some valuables may, because of their size and/or nature, require alternative methods of marking to prevent damage. If marking an item would damage or destroy its value, an alternative method of recording that item, such as photography or videotaping, should be used.
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Vehicle Security
A Thief looks for an easy opportunity.
Don't let your vehicle or the property be his next target!
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Personal Safety
Personal safety presentations are available for your church, school, neighborhood or business organizations. This program is designed to provide information and literature to heighten your awareness and enhance your personal safety. For more information, please contact the Crime Prevention Specialist at (949) 644-3699.
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Schedule a Home Security Inspection
For a free home security inspection contact the Crime Prevention Specialist at (949) 644-3699. The inspection will take approximately one hour and will include a review of your homeís locks, lighting and landscaping. At the completion of the inspections you will receive a checklist with recommendations to heighten your homeís overall security. You will also be provided with the latest crime statistics for your area and various crime prevention handouts.
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Vacation Security
Youíve made all the arrangements to insure a fantastic adventure awaits you. But what about the home you are leaving behind? An empty home can be an appealing target for an opportunistic burglar. Vacation is a time for fun and relaxation. Donít let yours be ruined by crime. Follow these simple crime prevention tips below.
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Home Security
How secure is your home? If youíre locked out of your home, can you still get in? Possibly through an unlocked window in the back, or by using an extra key hidden under a flowerpot on the front porch. If you can break into your home, so can a burglar! A small investment of time and money can make your home more secure. The Newport Beach Police Department offers free home security inspections to any resident of Newport Beach.
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9-1-1

The Newport Beach Police Department handles numerous calls for service each day. It is the goal of the police department to provide the citizens of Newport Beach with the highest quality and most efficient service possible. You can help us better serve the community as a whole by following these simple guidelines when calling the police department.
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Identity Theft
Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identity have been stolen can spend months or years and thousands of dollars - cleaning up the mess the thieves have made of their good name and credit record. In the meantime, victims may lose job opportunities, be refused loans for education, housing, cars, or even be arrested for crimes they didnít commit. Humiliation, anger and frustration are common feelings victims experience as they navigate the arduous process of reclaiming their identity.
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