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Julie Smith

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Julie Smith is Crime Prevention Specialist at the Naperville Police Department. Contact her at SmithJu@naperville.il.us or (630) 305-5450.

Focus on Safety – Support for survivors

Nobody plans on being a victim of a violent crime. If you ever find yourself in that traumatic experience; however, it’s important to know...

Focus on Safety – New-age Home Security

When giving community presentations on burglary prevention, I am often asked about security cameras and video doorbells. When used in addition to traditional home...

Focus on Safety – Gift Card Scams

It breaks my heart when I hear of a resident being scammed out of their hard-earned money. Sometimes it is only a few hundred...

Focus on Safety – New Laws Ring in the New Year

Ahh.. the New Year is upon us and that means new beginnings for many of us and new laws for all Illinois residents. There...

Focus on Safety – Wrap it up with safety

I would like to thank all the Positively Naperville readers for their support of this year’s inaugural safety campaign, “A Safer Naper.” Each month,...

Focus on Safety – Online shopping safety

Convenience, two-day delivery, countless options at your fingertips, online shopping has only grown in popularity and billions of dollars will be spend this holiday...

October is Crime Prevention Month

The City of Naperville consistently ranks as one of the safest cities of its size in which to live, raise a family and retire....

Focus on Safety – Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Senior Conference

The Naperville & Lisle Townships TRIAD in partnership with the City of Naperville is excited to once again present our annual Healthy, Wealthy &...

Focus on Safety – Safety tips for all ages

Can you believe it is back to school time? Summer just flies by! This time of year is a great time to talk to...

Focus on Safety – Situational awareness

Situational awareness is, in the simplest of terms, being aware of your surroundings. It may sound easy, but with the speed at which our...

Focus on Safety – Lock it up!

After months of suffering, summer is finally here! Unfortunately, as temperatures rise, so do the amount of property crimes. One of the most commonly...

Focus on Safety – How much is too much?

Spring has finally sprung and so have social events that often include the consumption of alcohol. From weddings and graduations to outdoor barbeques, alcohol...

Focus on Safety – Break the cycle

Over my career I have witnessed many domestic violence incidents and their after effects. Due to the cycle of domestic violence, many victims find...

Focus on Safety – Learn layers of safety and lock up

Spring is in the air and unfortunately so are residential burglaries. Since the beginning of the year we have seen a recent uptick of...

Focus on Safety – Fraud prevention February

Tax season is upon us. Good or bad, it comes around every year. This year, more than ever, we want to reach out to...

Focus on Safety – A Safer Naper in 2018

This year, why don’t you resolve to help our community become “A Safer Naper?” That’s Naperville Police Department’s resolution: to make Naperville “A Safer...

Focus on Safety – Don’t Drink and Drive

Did you know that 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during the holidays are a result of intoxicated drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic...

Focus on Safety – Credit card safety

With holiday shopping just around the corner and the increase of credit card fraud especially “skimming” on the rise, it is important for everyone...

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Above /  We build too many walls and not enough bridges. —Isaac Newton National Substance Abuse Prevention Month is an observance to highlight the vital...

Focus on Safety – Back to school driving basics

As the school year gets underway, many motorists need a little reminder on some back to school driving basics. Kids are, well, kids! They...

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