Crime Prevention

– Con Artists

There are many con artists out there and they have all kinds of ways to try to get your money. The following are cons that all Upper Allen Township residents should beware: NEVER reveal all or part of your credit card number(s), Social Security number or bank account number(s) to ANY CALLER for ANY REASON! …

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– Identity Theft

Every month the Upper Allen Police Department investigates cases dealing with the theft of one’s own identity. The crime of Identity Theft is committed when someone, without authorization, uses your identifying information. Identifying information, in any form, can be lost or stolen. Your identifying information includes your name and date of birth, driver’s license number, …

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– Is Your Home Secure?

Below is a form that you can print and use as you check your home for safety measures. Boxes marked “no” indicate areas where you could take action to improve your home’s security. These are just some of the steps you can take to decrease the likelihood that you or your home is targeted. Home …

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– National Terrorism Advisory System

The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector. It recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the …

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– Pennsylvania Megan’s Law

Upper Allen Police encourage all residents to be aware of sexually violent predators living and working in our community. Pursuant to the provisions of Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law, 42 Pa.C.S. § 9791 et seq., the Pennsylvania State Police have established a website to provide timely information to the public on registered sex offenders who reside, attend …

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– Questionable Mail

What should make you suspect a piece of mail or package? It is unexpected or from someone you do not know. It is addressed to someone no longer at your address. It is handwritten and has no return address or bears one that you can not confirm is legitimate. It is lopsided or lumpy in …

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– Raising Streetwise Kids

Would your child know what to do if… He/she got lost at a shopping mall? A nice-looking, friendly stranger offered her/him a ride home after school? A friend dared him/her to drink some beer or smoke a joint? A babysitter or a neighbor wanted to play a “secret game?” A great thing about kids is …

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– Senior Citizens

Seniors are more vulnerable to certain crimes, purse snatching, mugging, and fraud. But you can reduce opportunities for criminals to strike by being careful, alert, and a good neighbor. When You’re Out If you must carry a purse, hold it close to your body. Don’t dangle it. Never carry a wallet in your back pocket. …

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– Suspicious Activity

Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. The Upper Allen Police are here to help prevent crime, but we need your help. If you have information about a crime but do not want to reveal your identity our anonymous tip line can be contacted 24 hrs a day. call 717-591-3790. For additional information on contacting the Police …

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– Terrorism

Am I a target? Before the question can be answered, one must have an understanding of what terrorism is about. TERRORISM – using force or violence, or threats of it, to intimidate people in order to meet an objective. Terrorist organizations can be well organized, have extensive training, and have the support of a foreign …

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