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Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74066

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M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone: (918) 227-6374
 
     
 
Crime Tips & Prevention

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE

A vehicle is stolen approximately every twenty-five (25) seconds. Over one million vehicles: cars, trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, boats and trailers are stolen every year. Vehicle theft is the number one property crime in the United States, with only 6.4% of the vehicles recovered.

-        Never leave an unattended vehicle running

-        Roll up all windows completely

-        The title to your vehicle or other important papers should never be left in the vehicle

-        Remove your keys from the ignition and lock your vehicle

-        Park in a well-lighted, attended lot or garage. Leave only the ignition key with the attendant

-        Do not leave valuables laying out in the open. Place them in the trunk or glove compartment if possible

-        Always park with the wheels turned toward the curb

-        Purchase a vehicle tracking device

-        When buying a vehicle, ask about anti-theft devices such as: alarms, smart keys, kill switches and locks

 


PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM PHYSICAL ATTACK

Here are some basic tips that could help ensure your safety

-        Be alert and aware of your surroundings, know who is near you and what is taking place

-        Avoid high crime areas

-        Don’t let alcohol or drugs cloud your judgment

-        Trust your instincts

-        Avoid walking alone

-        Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace

-        Do not appear afraid or lost

-        Avoid walking at night, if you must stay in a well-lighted area

-        Stick to well-traveled streets

-        Avoid shortcuts through isolated areas

-        Don’t wear shoes or clothing that restrict your movement

-        Don’t show money or other items such as expensive jewelry or clothing

-        Carry your purse close to your body

-        Put your wallet in an inside coat pocket or front pants pocket

-        If you believe someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street and walk toward an open business or lighted home

-        Never accept rides from strangers

-        Be careful when giving directions to pedestrians or motorists and keep a safe distance to avoid getting grabbed or dragged into a vehicle

 


ATM/DEBIT CARD SAFETY

Helpful tips to ensure safeguarding your banking identity

-        Protect your personal identification number. Do not write it on the back of your card

-        Stand directly in front of the ATM when entering the number so on one can look over your shoulder

-        Money should be put away as soon as you withdraw it from the ATM, do not stand and immediately count it

-        Be ready to conduct transactions before approaching the ATM or night deposit

-        Conduct business quickly, do not loiter in the vicinity

-        Use well-lighted ATMs

-        Caution should be exercised when going to and from your bank. Stay alert, do not display cash or checks keep them concealed in your purse or pocket. Be cautious of strangers

-        At ATMs  make sure to take your receipt from the machine, do not leave the receipt in the machine or lying on the ground

-        Avoid letting waiters, sales clerks or gas station attendants disappear from your view with your debit or credit card

-        Make sure no one is looking over your shoulder when using your card. In this day of electronic devices, a cell phone with photo capabilities can take a picture of your card to make a duplicate

 
 
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