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26 Mar 2013

Is Policing for Pro’s only or should citizens be involved? ‘Citizens Against Crime,’ Organizing Via Facebook After Budget Cuts

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Huffingtonpost.com. Facing steep budget cuts to its criminal justice network, some residents of a rural Oregon county are banding together to form a neighborhood-based group called Citizens Against Crime, as well as other efforts, to combat theft, burglary, and other relatively minor crimes. The sheriff’s office has […]

26 Mar 2013

If you’re a campus security pro be on the lookout for this scam – FBI arrest Man stuffing ATMs with fake cash

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Interesting article posted on Usnews.nbcnews.com. Gene Carlo Pena, 26 was arrested this week after he admitted that he stuffed ATMs with counterfit money. Pena worked for the company that was in charge of servicing ATMs in Manhattan. The counterfeit bills that Pena was using, were blank on one side and authorities believe they were meant […]

26 Mar 2013

If you are using social media to alert your community to crime or emergency alerts you should read this

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Check out this blog post on Connectedcops.net. If you are an active social media user and you enjoy sharing information with your friends and relatives, one of the useful things you can do while online is inform your community about crime and/or emergency happening in your environment. The whole idea does not cost much and […]

25 Mar 2013

Campus police investigate ‘Ways to Get Away With Rape’ flyer found at Miami University

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Just read this on Syracuse.com. In the U.S. , rape is an offense taken very seriously so when a flyer titled “Top Ten Ways to Get Away With Rape” was found posted inside of a Miami University dorm, officials and police immediately took action. The flyer, very blatantly, spoke of drugging females and even mentions […]

25 Mar 2013

FBI — Wanted By the FBI: Bundled-Up Bandit

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Just read this on FBI.gov. The article summarizes the efforts of the FBI in catching a new most wanted criminal. They are offering a $5,000 reward to help catch a bank robber that they are calling the “bundled up bandit” because he covers himself up with a hoodie, sunglasses and gloves while robbing banks. The […]

25 Mar 2013

Violent Crime Rate Increased By 17 Percent in 2011 – Are You Surprised?

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I just read an article on Securitymagazine.com that you may be interested in. The article summarizes the recent increases in the violent crime and property crime rates nationwide, respectively. Each rate has been declining for several years before 2011, when the violent crime rate increased by 17% and the property crime rate increased by 11%. […]

25 Mar 2013

Does the buck stop with building security? Pizza-delivery rape victim to sue condo board and doorman

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Check out this blog post on Nydailynews.com. A lawsuit being filed by a NYC woman is raising questions about security and accountability. The woman, who was allegedly raped by a delivery boy (who entered her unlocked apartment after a delivery to another resident), is suing the building’s management company (Halstead Property) and condo board, the […]

25 Mar 2013

Body of missing University of Florida student is identified

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Check out this blog post on CNN.com. Human remains found by hunters last week in Levy County, Florida, have been identified as those of Christian Aguilar, a student at the University of Florida who went missing September 20th. Eight days after Aguilar went missing, Pedro Bravo was charged with first-degree murder. Bravo told investigators he […]