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  • National Bullying Prevention Month October 2018 September 27, 2018

    In recent years, schools throughout the country have experienced a frightening increase in bullying and acts of hate. The largest fraction of hate related incidents occur between the years of K-12. When hating others is becoming the new norm, our greatest challenge is to stop bullying and create a safe and inclusive place for all students. The highest percentage of students that are being discriminated against are Immigrant, Black, Jewish, Muslim, and LGBTQ+ students. These students experience hateful noises, derogatory symbols, chanting, and taunting everyday. October marks the National Bullying Prevention Month. It is time we take a stand to keep our children safe and say NO to bullying.

    SIGNS A CHILD IS BEING BULLIED
    • Unexplainable injuries
    • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry
    • Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness
    • Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.
    • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
    • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school
    • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
    • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem
    • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide

    SIGNS A CHILD IS BULLYING OTHERS
    • Get into physical or verbal fights
    • Have friends who bully others
    • Are increasingly aggressive
    • Get sent to the principal’s office or to detention frequently
    • Have unexplained extra money or new belongings
    • Blame others for their problems
    • Don’t accept responsibility for their actions
    • Are competitive and worry about their reputation or popularity

    WHAT CAN I DO?
    Parents - parents play a key role in preventing bullying. Recognize the warning signs above; learn what bullying is; utilize tips and tools to talk to your child about bullying.
    Educators - Schools are a primary place where bullying usually occurs. Educators and staff should help establish a supportive and safe school climate; learn how to engage parents and youth; know your obligations under your state's anti-bullying law.
    Community - As an adult in the community, you play an important role in responding to bullying. Learn how to respond to bullying when it is presented in the community; explore other federal and non-federal resources that might help you in planning your bullying prevention work.

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  • PROTECT. DETECT. CORRECT against Identity Theft. September 24, 2018

    WHAT IS IDENTITY THEFT?
    Typical identity theft involves a thief stealing your personal information to pose as you in some way.

    SYNTHETIC IDENTITY THEFT
    A newer and growing variety - synthetic identity is born when your personal information is combined with fake data to create a brand new, fake identity. A thief will combine your Social Security number with a different name or other fake credentials. Synthetic identity theft can be harder to detect - which will lead to more damage in the long run.

    STATISTICS
    -One of the fastest growing crimes in America
    -The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates hat identity theft victimized close to 17 million people in 2012 alone
    -Identity theft has topped the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's ranking of consumer complaints for 15 years

    HOW CAN IDENTITY THEFT AFFECT ME?
    - drain your bank account
    - make purchases with your credit cards
    - open new accounts (bank, cell  phone, utility, credit card, etc.) in  your name
    - get identity and government  documents issued with your name
    - receive medical care
    - take out loans in your name

    GENERAL TACTICS
    -Mail theft
    -Dumpster diving
    -Shoulder surfing
    -Purse or wallet snatching

    IMMEDIATE ACTION
    1. Call any business where you know fraud took place. Ask to speak with the fraud department Ask for your cards or account to be frozen.
    2. Place an initial fraud alert on your files. Contact one of the three major U.S. credit reporting companies to report yourself as a victim of identity theft.
    3. Order a credit report. By law, you are entitled to a free copy of your credit report once a year from all three companies. Prepare copies for the FTC and your local police.
    4. File a complaint about the theft with the FTC. You can do so online or over the phone.
    5. File a police report. Go to your local police to report you are a victim  to identity theft. Bring along a copy of your FTC Identity Theft Affidavit; any other proof of identity; proof of
    your address; a government-issued photo I. D.

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  • Life Saver Awarded to Sgt. Love September 19, 2018

    Last nights council meeting was a success! Sgt. Nick Love was awarded the Life Saver Award presented by Chief Birkenhauer and Mayor Meyers (nominated by Lt. Greg Haigis) for his life saving efforts during a recent traffic accident.

    "On Friday June 15, 2018, Sgt. Nicholas Love’s quick response and action on scene saved the life of a man involved in a collision.  The events are as follows; the Cold Spring Police was dispatched to US 27 at Meijer for a collision involving a motorcycle and there were injuries. Sgt. Love responded with Cold Spring and they all arrived on the scene at the same time. At their arrival he quickly assessed the scene and observed a male victim bleeding profusely from his leg. The injuries were such that much of the leg below the knee was gone.  The ambulance had not yet arrived on scene.  Realizing the man could die from blood loss and in line with his training, Sgt. Love got a tourniquet and applied it to the man’s leg, stopping the flow of blood. The squad arrived on scene 3              minutes later.

    Sgt. Love’s actions stopped the blood loss from the life threatening injury and provide the time necessary to get the man to the hospital and medical treatment necessary to save his life.  According to medical professionals, 3 minutes of blood loss from your femoral artery is more than enough time to result in death from blood loss.  Sgt. Love’s actions that night reflect favorably on him, his training and our agency and therefore worth of our recognition. While I am confident Sgt. Love would prefer to not be recognized, as he was “Just doing his job.” The opportunity to celebrate the very best of what we do in law enforcement should not be over looked." -Lt. Greg Haigis

    Commonwealth Attorney Michelle Snodgrass was also in attendance to thank the Highland Heights Police team who assisted in the Hubers trial.

    "Bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear"

    We appreciate all of the men and women who dedicate their lives everyday to keeping this community safe!

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  • Campus Safety Tips September 18, 2018

    While colleges and universities are among the safest communities, no campus is immune from crime. Most campus crime occur when criminals are given the opportunity to commit them. By taking away the opportunity, you can help prevent being victimized.

    An important part of preventing campus crime is staying alert, using common sense, and reporting suspicious activity.

    Following are some helpful tips on reducing your chances of becoming a victim to crimes on campus.

    WALKING
    Become familiar with the layout of your campus; locate the emergency system areas and add the NKU Police Department and Campbell County Dispatch Center's contact information in your phone (information below); never walk alone at night; be aware of your surroundings at all times; limit the use of distracting devices; always stick to well-lit high traffic areas.

    RESIDENT HALLS
    Make locking your dorm door and windows a habit - including when you are home; ask local police to conduct a safety check of your dorm and hallways; never leave doors propped open; never place identification tags on your keys; door chains are unsafe - use deadbolts.

    PROPERTY
    Remove the opportunity for crime by never leaving your property unattended in public; always keep your car locked with your windows completely shut; do not leave your valuables in plain view; engrave your valuables with serial numbers - keep record of all valuables with identifiers.

    GET INVOLVED!
    If you see any suspicious activity taking place, or have any information pertaining to a crime, don’ t hesitate to call the police! Your information is valuable and could help victims gain closure and police gain justice.

    Northern Kentucky University
    415 Johns Hill Road
    859-572-5500

    Campbell County Dispatch Non-emergency
    859-292-3622

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