Preventing Business Burglaries

Burglary is frequently a crime of opportunity.  Burglars aim for easy targets and most will give up if they can’t get in within a few minutes.  There are steps a business owner can take to prevent their business from being an easy target for criminals. Steps toward proper security: Lighting – business should be well... Continue Reading →

Engaging in Purposeful Communication with Kids/Teens

This article is part of an ongoing agency focus on crime prevention and community education in Charlotte County. This article is authored by Danielle Bishop, a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern at Southwest Florida Counseling Center. Engaging in purposeful communication with kids and teens can be difficult given the day and age we are in... Continue Reading →

Keeping Children and Teens Safe Online

June is National Internet Safety Month. During school breaks, it is likely your kids will be spending more time online. In fact, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, children and teens aged 8-18 spend an average of 7 and a half hours each day during the summer on electronic devices! This activity can leave them... Continue Reading →

Safety Tips for Summer Vacation

It's the last day of school in Charlotte County! As vacations begin, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is here to help ensure your plans go uninterrupted. Remember that crime, particularly package thefts, tends to increase over the summer. As you’re making your summer plans, here’s a checklist you can use to lower the chances of... Continue Reading →

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