Crime Prevention

Crime PreventionJames Vest - Copy (3)
Ofc. James Pettinato
Direct 248-975-8975

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Crime Prevention Tips:
Follow these guidelines from the FTC.  
Prevent thieves from stealing items left in your car
  • Park in a locked garage.  
  • Remove valuables from your vehicle.  
  • Keep vehicles locked.  
  • If you must keep items in your car:
    • Place items in the trunk before you reach your destination.  
    • Keep items hidden and out of view.  
Protect your name and identity. Prevent identity theft from happening to you
  • Protect your name, date of birth, and social security number: 
    • Remember these three items are the identity gold standard.  
  • DO NOT carry your social security number on your person.  
  • DO NOT disclose personal information to anyone unless:
    • You know who you are giving it to.  
    • You know the purpose for the disclosure.  
  • Never give personal information to anyone who calls and demands it.  
  • Keep vehicles locked.  
  • Never give personal information to anyone who solicits it on-line.

For tips on scams and frauds visit the FTC website here.  

Your home should be a safe haven. Protect your home from invaders
  • Keep all sides of your home well lit.  
  • Keep foliage and shrubs well trimmed.  
  • Bring in mail, newspapers, and garbage cans in a timely manner.  
  • Get an alarm system and use it.  
  • Join Neighborhood Watch.  
To update your business contact information, please e-mail jpettinato@wbpolice.org
For information on Vulnerable or Impaired Person Enrollment visit http://www.mi.gov/msp-vip.