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Crime Prevention

Safety and Security at Schools with Old-Fashion Communications Common Sense and 2-Way Radio Communications

114 Schools can be chaotic places. Depending on whether it’s an elementary, middle, or high school, emotions, behaviors, and hormones might be out of control. This can, and often does, create moments of tension—and possibly […]

Patrol Cam mobile surveillance trailer deployed at the Arlington Heights Mariano's mid-February 2021
Crime Prevention

Mobile Security Video Surveillance Deployed at Chicagoland Mariano’s, Nationwide Kroger Stores

1,376 Rapid deployment parking lot security camera trailers at Mariano’s in Arlington Heights and other locations have been set up to detect, deter and defend carjackings, retail theft and other crimes. YouTube Tips ⓘ Mariano’s […]

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Arlington Heights Police Department Warns of Sextortion Email and Text Scams; Advises ‘Don’t Send Money’

1,202 The Arlington Heights Police Department reported Wednesday, May 27, 2020 that the police department would like to raise awareness to an email/text scam classified as “Sextortion.” The offenders behind this scam typically email or […]

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Arlington Heights Police Warn of Fraudulent Phone Calls Soliciting Donations for First Responders and Families

1,749 The Arlington Heights Police Department alerted citizens at 9:24 a.m. on Friday April 3, 2020 that scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money and personal information. The police messages stated that Arlington […]

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Cook County Medical Examiner Reports 5th Cold-Related Death of the Season in Cook County Occurred in Des Plaines

615 Des Plaines police at about 8:57 a.m. Friday November 29, 2019 called for firefighter/paramedics to respond to the block of 500 Florian Drive to a report of an unresponsive male. A 64 year-old man […]

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FBI Warns Facebook Could Become Platform of ‘Child Pornographers’ If the Social Media Company Enables User-Controlled End-to-End Encryption

484 At a summit at the Department of Justice today, FBI Director Christopher Wray shared cases where the support of technology companies helped law enforcement rapidly identify and save children being sexually abused. Wray asked […]

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Chicago Tribune Finds 27,000 Illinois Residents Failed to Surrender Firearms or Account for Firearms After FOID Card Was Revoked

106 The Chicago Tribune dataviz team recently completed and published an analysis of Illinois State Police and U.S. Census Bureau data related to FOID revocations, and discovered that as many as 27,000 residents of Illinois […]