DANGERS OF DRINKING
Alcohol is the number one drup of choice for teenagers. Alcohol-related car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States. Alcohol is the number one drup problem in America.
FAMILY VACATION / FUN AND SAFETY
Planning a family vacation? Whether your destination is Disney World, Denver, or Denmark, there are certain things you need to keep in mind. Making the trip fun and enjoyable for everyone is key; that's what it's all about. But just as important to the success of your trip will be steps you take to make it a safe one.
FRAUD PREVENTION TIPS
Place the contents of your WALLET on a photocopy machine; copy both sides of each I.D. card/license, credit card, etc. Therefore if there is a theft or loss, you will have the account numbers and phone numbers handy to call and report them stolen or lost. Keep the photocopies in a safe, secure place where they are accessible to you only. Make sure the copies do not get into the wrong hands.
IS MEDIA VIOLENCE INVADING YOUR HOME?
TURN IT OFF!
For too many people, violence is an ordinary way to be entertained, settle arguments or blow off emotional steam. Violence is the result of an array of forces coming together. Recently, we have come to recognize that exposure to violence in the media can be one of those forces. American children spend more time each week watching TV than engaging in any other activity except sleeping. But violence is not limited to TV; it can be found in music, video games, newspapers, comic books, magazines, and movies.
HOME SECURITY - Invest In It Now
If you were locked out of your house, would you still be able to get in? Maybe you keep an unlocked window in the back, a hidden key in your mailbox or on top of a window ledge? You may think this is a good idea, but guess what? If you can break in, so can a burglar! One out of ten homes will be burglarized this year. For a small amount of time and money you can make your home more secure and reduce your chances of being a victim.
Many burglars will spend no longer than 60 seconds to try breaking into a home. Good locks -- and good neighbors who watch out for each other -- can be big deterrents to burglars.
Planning for Emergencies: A Family Guide
What Kinds of Emergencies? Emergencies are events--natural or human-generated--that disrupt daily life to a high degree. They may have . . .
What Kinds of Emergencies?
Emergencies are events--natural or human-generated--that disrupt daily life to a high degree. They may have already resulted in death and damage or they may threaten death, injury, and damage. At the family level, most emergency preparation is similar regardless of the cause of the emergency.
HOW TO CALL YOUR SHERIFF'S STATION
Calling 911 or the Business Line
Calling 911 or reporting a crime can be uncomfortable. We at the Sheriff's station share your feelings. The information herein will hopefully help everyone.
HOLIDAY SAFETY – TIPS FOR SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station
LEROY D. BACA, Sheriff
This holiday season, don't let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers, and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Crooks love the holidays as much as everyone else, but chiefly because it's an opportune time for crime.
Halloween Safety Pointers for Parents
Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little trickly. Conerns about children's safety - whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bountiful bags of goodies - can darken the day more quickly than a black cat. But not to worry! Following a few Halloween safety tips will be a "howling" good time for all.
Get Wise About Wireless
[Super] [Cyber] [Smart]
Remember These Three Words and Have Fun With Your Wireless Device!
Wireless devices present lots of advantages for today's on-the-go young people, and young cell phone users also need to be syber smart. Both kids and their parents need to be super cyber aware and discuss the tips for kids and the answers to the quiz presented below.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY A DEPUTY SHERIFF
Being stopped by a deputy sheriff can be uncomfortable. Deputies share your feelings. More
than half of all California peace officers killed in the line of duty were conducting pedestrian or
traffic stops. Our biggest concern is safety, yours and ours. The information herein will help
everyone get home safely.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - The Hidden Crime
As many as four million women in this country suffer some kind of violence at the hands of their husbands or boyfriends each year. Very few will tell anyone - a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or the police. Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, all cultures, all income groups, all ages, all religions. They share feelings of helplessness, isolation, guilt, fear, and shame.
Making Sure You've Got What It Takes:
Items You and Your Family Should Have on Hand in Case of Emergency
Getting Set - Think about it this way--you and your family need to get together whatever you will need...