WINTER SAFETY TIPS
Below are some winter safety tips for families while traveling this winter season. If you have any questions please contact us. Be safe!!
CAR SEATS SAVE LIVES
In 2018, there were 675 children under the age of 10 who were killed in crashes.
In 2018, there were 344 children under the age of 5 who were killed in crashes.
Of those, almost 30% were unrestrained or restraint use was unknown.
99.4% of children under 1 year of age rode in the rear seat.
Because of restraint use, there were nearly1,300 children under the age of 5 who survived a fatal crash.
Based on data, we do know that restraint use saves lives.
Do you need a car seat (infant carrier, combination, forward-facing, booster seat) or do you want your car seat checked for proper installation? Please contact Officer Chris Lubenetski via email or at 610-966-4778.
2020 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Unfortunately, our 2020 National Night Out Pool Party had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. HOWEVER, on Tuesday October 6, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm we our encouraging everyone to sit on their front porch with signs supporting crime prevention, talk to your neighbors (using social distancing practices and wearing a mask), and wear a Red Ribbon in support of National Red Ribbon Month.
INFORMATION ON RING
If you would like information on RING, a partner with National Night Out, please check out thier digital publication.
Information from the PA Office of Attorney General regarding unemployment and resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Information on financial resources, loans, etc.
(click to view as pdf file)
DID YOU KNOW??
STOP SIGNS from the late 1920's until 1954 were Yellow
Yes, yellow was the standard color for stop signs for nearly 30 years. In fact, the red stop sign has only been the standard for the last 60 years. Before then, the octagonal traffic sign was yellow, with the word STOP in black letters. It wasn’t until 1954 that the stop sign became the bright red color, adorned with white letters that we now know today. This change also served to distinguish the regulatory stop sign from yellow warning signs, and also made the color consistent with that of red traffic signal indications, which for decades had used red to signal "stop". From Triviatoday.com
The National Rifle Association's Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program
"To serve and protect the Borough of Alburtis by providing the highest quality police services that are responsive to the needs of the community. We will contribute to the safety and security of the community by developing partnerships with the community, while ensuring that our police services are fair, unbiased, judicious, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals".
We are committed to working together as a progressive Police Department, in a problem-solving partnership with community organizations, government agencies, private groups, and individual citizens to fight crime and improve the quality of life for the people of Alburtis.
RUN, HIDE, FIGHT
With the recent attention being paid to active shooter incidents, the above YouTube video was produced by the City of Houston and endorsed by the Department of Homeland Security to give instructions to civilians on how to survive an active shooter incident.
DON'T WAIT, COMMUNICATE
A 30-second Public Service Announcement brought to you by the New York City Emergency Management and the Ad Council on the importance of creating a family emergency communication plan.
AARP FRAUD WATCH NETWORK
LINK TO WEBSITE
The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides information on various fraud scams currently taking place.
DID YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL FROM THE IRS??
If you received a phone call from the IRS, it is probably a scam. Please report this to the Treasury Department at the link above. There is also a list of phone numbers being used by the scammers on the Treasury Department page. Remember the IRS does not call you to say you owe money. If you have any questions regarding this or if a relative calls saying they need money sent via Western Union or MoneyGram or any other wiring service, please contact the police department prior to sending any money, as these are various scams being used.
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Located on the bottom right side of the web page.
Ken Osmond (the actor who played Eddie Haskell in Leave it the Beaver) became a Los Angeles Police Officer after the show ended. He ended up being shot in the line of duty and survived because of his bullet proof vest. He is now retired.
As of 8/1/2016
Do you support having the D.A.R.E. Program in Alburtis Elementary School?
Website for D.A.R.E.
Pictures of police vehicles from throughout the United States and various other countries.