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Safety Announcements

The Delaware State Police want to warn people of the “Delmarva Power” scam that is coming to light again. It has recently been reported that individuals are now responding to residences claiming to be with Delmarva Power or other electric companies requesting to view utility bills.

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The Delaware State Police would like to offer the following tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about. By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crimes.

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Weather forecasts currently indicate a winter storm that will impact the region beginning early tomorrow morning, Saturday, January 7th, and lasting into the afternoon and possibly the early evening. The possibility of heavy snowfall, including a wintry mix, are threats with this storm.

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The Delaware State Police would like to offer these pedestrian safety tips to help educate and encourage pedestrians to make smart and safe decisions when walking near roadways.

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The Delaware State Police would like to remind motorists that the deer rut and hunting season is fast-approaching during the months of October and November; therefore, we would like to help prevent the spike in deer-related crashes that typically occur every fall in Delaware.
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Usually, police officers will pull a vehicle over if they have reason to believe that some offense has occurred. On the other hand, the police may have received a call to check on your welfare. Also the police may want to pass on some important information after a traffic collision or hazardous condition so the motoring public can avoid it. Some police contact may only serve to provide some piece of mind when traveling.

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The Delaware State Police strives to provide services to everyone in the community fairly and equally. It is our hope that the information provided will be helpful in explaining why an officer may have to stop and question a citizen and reduce elements of conflict when confronted by an officer.

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Prevention Announcements

As we enter into the peak tax filing season, the Delaware State Police is providing a Scam Alert Advisory. This is a general alert which is applicable to the entire State of Delaware.

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As we proceed through the cold winter months the Delaware State Police would like to remind drivers NOT to leave their cars running with keys in the ignition and unattended.

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The western side of Sussex County has been experiencing a rash of vehicle break-ins from Delmar to Bridgeville. This is not only occurring to residents who live on back un-lit county roads, but also those who live in well-lit developments and mobile home parks.

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The Delaware State Police would like to remind the business community that robbery prevention is something business owners need to cover with new hires as well as current employees on a regular basis.

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The Delaware State Police would like to remind everyone that the holiday season is a time when people can become vulnerable to theft and other holiday crimes. People are often in a rush buying gifts, decorating their homes, visiting friends or traveling. There is a big increase in the amount of people that are out and about shopping at the malls and grocery stores, packing the parking lots and waiting lines at the ATM. Provided are a few tips in hopes that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

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The Delaware State Police would like to offer the following tips in how to avoid being the victim of fraud through the use of illegal credit card skimming devices.

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The Delaware State Police would like to remind business owners that there are steps they can take which will decrease their likelihood of becoming a burglary victim.

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The Delaware State Police would like to offer these burglary prevention tips to residents in an effort to decrease their chances of becoming the victim of a burglary.

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Scammers who operate by phone don’t want to give you time to think about their pitch; they just want you to say “yes.” But some are so sneaky that, even if you ask for more information, they seem happy to comply. They may direct you to a website or otherwise send information featuring “satisfied customers.” These customers, known as shills, are likely as fake as their praise for the company.

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The Nextdoor.com program is an excellent tool for us to effectively share crime prevention and safety updates, free community safety events, and urgent alert notifications. The public can expect to receive posts related to crime and safety updates from the Delaware State Police on Nextdoor.com. The Nextdoor.com website is kept private to only those who live in the neighborhood and who have a verified address. Please note Nextdoor.com is not the way to request emergency services, police services, report criminal or suspicious activity, file a report, etc. If you require emergency services, please call 911.

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