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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 – Help protect older adults

As we age, our mental abilities often decline. Unfortunately, criminals may take advantage of an elder adult’s weakened mental state by defrauding them out...

Focus on Safety – So you’re being pulled over…

It’s human nature. You see the red and blue flashing lights behind you and your mind automatically goes into panic mode. If you’re like...

Focus on Safety – Scams, scams and more scams

I think that I could write an article every month devoted to current scams that are going around. Everyday there seems to be a...

Focus on Safety – Are more data breaches to come?

Unless you are hibernating (which is entirely possible due to the extreme weather) you have probably heard about the data breach that Target suffered...

Focus on Safety – New for 2014: hands-free cellphones while driving

This year dozens of new laws will go into effect. Some of them small and obscure that will have no real impact on our...

Focus on Safety – Holiday safety tips

The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft...

Focus on Safety – Residential burglaries

Recently, Naperville residents have been the target of residential burglaries. Nationwide, a burglary is reported every 15 seconds. Overall, burglaries are down from this...

Focus on Safety – Halloween tips and treats

Editor's note: Stormy weather is forecasted for Halloween in Naperville. Trick-or-treaters are reminded to stay warm, dry and wear the appropriate clothing.  Naperville doesn't...

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