Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention


ID Theft Prevention

Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Identity Theft

Check your mailbox every day or have your mail delivered to a lock box or PO box to avoid people stealing your personal mail documents.

Shred bank, credit card, credit card applications or any other documents before placing them in your trash.

Do not give out your personal information over the phone. Be leery of phone calls requesting personal information. All companies you do business with should already have your information and not need to request it from you over the phone (especially during non-business hours).


ID Theft Victim Help

What to do if you are a Victim of Identity Theft

Being a victim of identity theft can be a difficult and time-consuming process. The Grass Valley Police Department understands that there are hardships and stresses that go along with being a victim of identity theft. It is our intention to provide information and assistance as you go through the process of getting your identity back.


Crime Prevention for Seniors

Tips for Preventing Crimes Against Seniors

Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility, not just a job for law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, common-sense, suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends, too, and make it tough for criminals to work in your neighborhood.


How to Start a Neighborhood Watch

First, concentrate your initial effort by organizing those neighbors with whom you have occasional contact. For example, if your block is mostly single family dwellings, invite neighbors on both sides of the street and adjacent corners. If you live in an apartment or condominium, include everyone in your building and in the adjacent buildings as space permits.