Community Safety

 

* One of the main  goals of the Hubbard Township Police Department is to ensure the safety and happiness of our residents.   However we can not always do this on our own.  That is where we need your help.  If you feel that something is going on in your neighborhood that you feel may be illegal or there is something that you feel that needs looked into by the Hubbard Township Police Department..... Please feel free to visit our COMMUNITY REFERRALS page. 

 

Help the Hubbard Township Police by Getting Involved. Your call or tip could make the difference.
 Click here to learn what you can do if you see a crime taking place or something suspicious, because  YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE


 How much do you know about Ebola? With the recent national scare of this horrific disease, just how educated are you? Find out some very important information on the disease called EBOLA

How prepared are you for the winter weather season? Check out some helpful information in our section on WINTER WEATHER

How familiar are you with the various types of poisons out there that we come in contact with every day? Check out our section on POISONS to learn about types of poisons and prevention tips.

Are you a Landlord or a Tennant? How familiar are you with the laws that govern this civil relationship? Check out some information on
OHIO'S LANDLORD/TANNANT LAW

 

Ohio's Black Bear Population is on The Rise. It is no longer uncommon to see Back Bears in Hubbard Township and in Northeast Ohio, however Black Bears are Still ENDANGERED in Ohio.  Check out some interesting information on the rise in their population and some Guidelines to Experiencing Ohio's Rising Population of BLACK BEARS


Do You Own a Pool? Do you and your children like to swim? Check out some interesting statistics about
 
Accidental Drowning and Swimming Pool Safety

Sometimes in life, events occur that fracture the very foundation on which we stand. Our life, as we have known it, is forever changed and we find ourselves in an unexpected struggle, first just to survive and then to move forward. For information on Suicide, some suggestions on where to find help, warning signs and prevention tips, and how to deal with the loss of someone, please click HERE for more information.

Check out some important information regarding
Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

 

With an abundance of great hunting locations in Hubbard Township and a large numbers of Township residents that are hunters, check out some general information for hunters and landowners alike.  We want you all to be Safe when Hunting In Hubbard Twp!!


Bullying is a widespread problem in our schools and communities. Its something that almost all of us have encountered at least once in our life. Parents and Students both can learn some very important informational facts & tips about how to handle Bullying.
* Bullying: Facts for Parents
* Bullying: Tips for Parents
* Bullying Tips: Strategies for students that are being bullied. 


Ninety percent of the potential poisoning exposures happen in the home. More than 4.3 million calls were made to U.S. Poison Control Centers in 2008, according to new data by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Are you familiar with all the types of poisons that you and you family come in contact with each and every day? Check out some very important information and safety tips that you should about Everyday Poisons.


Tired of Telemarketers calling your house or your cell phone? Check out some information on the National DO NOT CALL Registry and register your numbers.





 


In keeping with our ongoing commitment to help create a safer community we no have an extensive section on Narcotics Awareness.  Information for both parents and children are provided to help educate you about the effects and signs of drug abuse. 

 

 

 


 

Concealed Carry

Ohio is now a Concealed Carry Weapon state.  Carrying a concealed handgun is a privilege in Ohio, and with this privilege comes a responsibility to be aware, not only of the common sense rules of safe firearm handling, but the laws that affect how, when and where you can carry your firearm, and how to properly use the handgun to defend yourself or another person.

Facts and Questions about CCW


HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS

Where will your family be when disaster strikes... and are you ready? Check out our section on HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS to help ensure peace of mind and protection for you and your family.


Home & Auto Safety Series

 

Like most homeowners, you probably spent the winter months talking about the various home improvements you'd like to make. Now that spring is here, it's time to act on those remodeling impulses. After all, spring is a time of renewal, change and new beginnings. Unfortunately, it's also a time when crooked contractors come out of the woodwork to prey on innocent homeowners. Check out some information on HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAMS.


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Holiday Safety

* The Hubbard Township 12 Tips of Holiday Shopping Safety

* Cell Phone Driving Safety Tips

* Is your child safe when they are HOME ALONE

* Have you had the opportunity to talk to your children about Drugs or Alcohol yet?  Click on this link to help you prepare for when its time to talk about Drugs and Alcohol

* What kind of street smarts does your child have?  Is your child STREETWISE?

* Is your child safe from being bullied when they are online.  Read some interesting information about CYBERBULLYING.

* Do you know what to do when an Emergency Vehicle approaches you while you are driving?  Check out our tips on how to handle oncoming Emergency Vehicles.

* How safe are you when you open your mailbox?  Check out some tips on US Mail Safety.

* Have you ever gotten an annoying, harassing or obscene phone call?  Click here to see what you can do about Nuisance Calls

* What should you do if someone is Choking?

* TEEN DRIVING Tips

* Is your child being safe on the school bus? Check out some School Bus Safety Tips.

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How safe is your home?  Please take a moment to find and take our HOME SECURITY SURVEY.

* Ensure the safety of your home bring burglarized with these helpful
HOME SAFETY TIPS.

* Going on vacation?  Use this VACATION CHECKLIST to help keep your home safe while you are away.

* Don't get caught in a CON GAME.

* Senior Citizens please take a moment and learn how not to be a victim and educate yourself about SENIOR FRAUD and general SENIOR SAFETY TIPS.  Also please take a moment to read about our latest program at the Hubbard Township Police Department, or SENIOR CITIZENS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

* Don't get CAR JACKED.

* Don't be a victim of ROAD RAGE. 

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How much do you know about GUN SAFETY?

* Are you safe when you go to the ATM?

* Do you run to keep in shape? Find out more about RUNNING SAFETY! Do you run to keep in shape? Find out more about RUNNING SAFETY!

* What should you do to play it safe if you get in a CAR ACCIDENT?

* How much do you know about littering in Ohio?  Check out some facts and laws about LITTERING.

* Check out Ohio's laws on OPEN BURNING.

* Are you and ATV owner or rider?  Are you aware of the laws and regulation that govern your ATV in Ohio?  Check out some interesting facts that you probably don't know about ATV's.

* Know how to BE SAFE ON THE WATER.  Whether its at home, the lake, or on vacation at the Ocean, be prepared to be safe.   You can also check out WATER SAFETY TIPS FROM THE RED CROSS.

* Are you planning a Yard Sale this summer?  Know the ins and outs of YARD SALE SAFETY.

* Keep your home pool as safe as possible.  Know your POOL SAFETY.

* Homeowners and Parents should know the risks and hints with POISON IN THE HOME.

* Know Your BASIC FIRST AID.  Do you know how to properly treat Bites and Stings?

* Stay safe this summer and learn about HEAT SAFETY & SAFETY IN THE SUN

* Learn SUMMER SAFETY TIPS for your children.

* Have you recently bought a new of used car? Is the car you just bought having the same reoccurring problem even though youíve tried to have it fixed? Do you think itís a Lemon? See if you qualify as part of Ohioís Lemon Law.

* Are you seeking employment? Needing a second job to make ends meet? Are you in the market to switch careers and start a new job? Here are just a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim to yet another form of scam.
JOB OPPORTUNITY SCAMS

* Unfortunately in this day and age with our country's economic situation, many families find themselves falling behind financially. What is even more unfortunate is the fact that even these people can fall prey to criminal scams. If you are facing foreclosure on your home, check out some tips on Foreclosure Scams.

* Have you ever received an unexpected check or money order in the mail that looks so real its hard to be true? Maybe its not as real as you think.  Check out some tips to make sure you don't fall victim to a Check Scam.



Domestic Violence Series

* Are you a victim of Domestic Violence?  If you are... Did you know that Trumbull County has SOMEPLACE SAFE for you to go.

* Learn the 7 steps to escape DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

*Do You have a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SAFETY PLAN?

* Train Kids to Dial 911

* Don't be a victim of MARITAL RAPE.

* What should you do in the even you are a victim of SEXUAL ASSAULT?

* What is RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE?

* Check out some startling FACTS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 


Personal Safety Series


* When you, your child, or someone close to you is being bullied, there are many steps to take to help resolve the situation. Make sure you understand what bullying is and what it is not, the warning signs of bullying, and steps to take for preventing and responding to bullying, including how to talk to children about bullying, prevention in schools and communities, and how to support children involved.
Click here to find out all this information and more about BULLYING


*What would you do if you were involved in an Active Shooter situation? You could be at the mall, a school, hospital, or even a family or neighborhood gathering. Check out some information on how you can SURVIVE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION.

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Do you know someone or have you yourself ever experienced an extremely stressful of traumatic event? Have you ever heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Check out some very important information for SURVIVORS OF TRAUMATIC EVENTS

* Teach your child about  STRANGER DANGER

* Suicide Facts and Prevention 

*Are you aware of the seriousness of Elderly Abuse?  Please read some interesting facts and tips about ELDER ABUSE.

* Protect yourself from Sexual Assault with these helpful prevention tips.

* Is your teenager earning extra money as a baby-sitter?  Help him or her be safe and comfortable in their job with our BABY-SITTING TIPS.

* With the start of school here again see how your child can remain SAFE ON THE PLAYGROUND.

*Do you own a business? Do you know what to do if you or your employee suspect that someone may be passing you fake bills? Check out some information on  COUNTERFEIT MONEY

* Have you ever been pulled over on a traffic stop? Have you ever thought of what you should do in this situation? Check out some helpful tips on just what to do if you are subject to a TRAFFIC STOP

* With crime on the rise, criminals are now taking to stealing various items and turning them into quick cash.  Two of these are the THEFT OF COPPER and the THEFT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERSClick on the above highlighted items for more information on what you can do if you are victim or see this happening.

*  Do you believe you and your home is safe? Check out some helpful tips on HOME SAFETY. And also check out this helpful information so that you don't become a victim of a DISTRACTION BURGLARY.

*  With everyone these days having a cell phone we are now faced with an all new type of harassment.  Check out  what you can do in the event you become victim of  CELL PHONE HARASSMENT.

* Just how safe is your vehicle from theft or a break in? See what you can do to help deter criminals from making you a victim of VEHICLE THEFT OR BREAK-IN.


Internet Safety Series

With more and more Americans getting online everyday society as we knew it is changing.  There are many new things that you need to be aware of to ensure your safety while you are out there on the information highway.  Below are just a few areas that you should be.

* Every single day someone is thinking up a scam and a new way to steal from you. Its unfortunate that these things happen, but they do happen and sometimes we don't even know it. With so many emails and links on social networks out there, its hard to tell what is real and what's a scam. There is the old standard PHISHING, and SPAM, but now there are FRIEND IN DISTRESS SCAMS, DISASTER RELIEF SCAM, CELL PHONE TEXT SMISHING, and now after his recent death, there are OSAMA BIN LADEN SCAMS, inviting you to see pictures or video and even offering free plane tickets to celebrate his death.


*Social networking Web sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live Spaces are services people can use to connect with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages. As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Hackers, spammers, virus writers, identity thieves, and other criminals follow the traffic. Read these tips on Social Networking Safety to help protect yourself when you use social networks. And for Tweens and Teens and Parents alike, check out some of the tips we have: Social Networking: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens and Safety on the Social Networks: Keeping Kids Safe.

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Parents should know how to better protect their children from potential harm on the net.  We have prepared an extensive list of links to help parents learn more about keeping their kids internet safe: Internet Safety For Parents: A
Resource List.

*  Here is a wonderful section for parents to review with children on some Do's and Don'ts about the internet.  Notes, Advice & Warnings For Parents And Kids.

*  Know your ONLINE SHOPPING RIGHTS.

*  Be aware of potential VIRUS HOAXES.

*  Online is a new and exciting place to meet new people.   There are many things you should know before you get involved with a ROMANCE ON THE NET.


Identity Theft

How can someone steal your identity? By co-opting your name, Social Security number, credit card number, or some other piece of your personal information for their own use. In short, identity theft occurs when someone appropriates your personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.

* Learn how you can protect yourself better and what to do if your identity is stolen in our IDENTITY THEFT series.

* SCAM SAFETY Tips

* What is Fraud?  Learn about the many different types of Fraud that exist and find out some tips on how to protect yourself.   FRAUD TIPS & DEFINITIONS

* Identity Theft tips for SENIOR CITIZENS


WEATHER

Are you and your family ready for the various weather seasons.  Check out these helpful tips on making sure you are totally prepared for Mother Nature.

  Winter Weather Safety Tips    Dealing With Extreme Heat

Winter Tips page 1             Winter Tips Page 2        Winter Weather Driving

Is your home safe for the Holidays?  Find out here!
   Tornadoes    Floods 

In this age of Smart Phones the American Red Cross has made it easier for you to help ensure your safety in the even there is a tornado with the invention of their TORNADO app that is free of charge. Check out some information on learning how staying safe, just got easier. And for those of you without Smart Phones, check out our section on tornado safety listed above.     

Basement Flooding

Have you ever wondered what the snow emergency levels mean that you hear about on the TV or Radio? Stay informed with Ohio's Snow Emergency Levels and be prepared in the event a winter storm happens.