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National Lightning Safety Awareness Week (30 Days of Summer Safety Days 22-26)

MONDAY National Lightning Safety Awareness week was started in 2001 to call attention to this underrated killer. Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning kills 20 or more people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured. Source: https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning TUESDAY If you hear thunder, you are close enough to be...



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30 Days of Summer Safety (Days 15-21)

30 Days of Summer Safety (Days 15-21) Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun. Day 15 Master water safety Water-related activities are popular for getting physical activity and have many health benefits. Here are some tips to stay safe while having fun. Learn how to prevent recreational water illnessesand help protect...



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30 Days of Summer Safety (Days 8-14)

Day 8 Look Before you Lock Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes. As temperatures across the country continue to escalate above average highs, it is more important than ever to understand the health effects for children. Infants and young children are particularly sensitive to the effects of extreme heat and must rely on others to keep them safe. When left in a hot vehicle, a young child’s body temperature can increase three to five times as...



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30 Days of Summer Safety (Days 1-7)

Throughout June, we will be posting summer safety tips for our citizens. Day 1 June 1, 2020, marks the re-opening of more Georgia businesses. As these businesses open, we would like to remind citizens that COVID-19 is still alive in our community. Crisp County has 235 positive cases and 7 deaths. Please continue to wear masks when out in public, practice social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene. For more information on the current executive orders (Providing ongoing guidance...



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Protecting Your Property from Crime

Vehicle Car thieves, like home burglars, look for easy targets. Please remember to remove valuable items and lock your vehicles. Don’t make yourself an easy target. Lock your vehicle Do not leave windows open Do not leave keys in the vehicle Know your VIN number Carry a copy of our registration in your wallet for ease of identification in case of an emergency or theft If you want to protect your personal property, DO NOT leave it in your car. Do not leave...



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2019 Fallen Officers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9



228 American Police Officers Died by Suicide in 2019

For the fourth consecutive year that such data has been collected, more American police officers have been reported to die by suicide than all other line-of-duty deaths combined. According to data released by Blue H.E.L.P.—an organization that tracks police officer suicides while simultaneously seeking to prevent such tragedies from occurring—228 American police officers died by suicide in 2019. By comparison, 132 police officers were killed in the line of duty this...



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25 Days of Christmas Safety (Days 15-25)

#25DaysofChristmas #25DaysofChristmas Beware of counterfeit money! Check to make sure your bill is legit is to look at the serial numbers on the back and front to make sure those letters match. Look for the blue and red threads that are inside our currency that is produced by the U.S. government. Marking pens come in handy to check a bill as well. Pay attention to people that may be trying to distract you. Please be mindful and ask your clerks to check all large bills handed to them for...



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25 Days of Christmas Safety (Days 8-14)

#25DaysofChristmas Christmas Shopping Safety • Always be alert and aware, pay attention to your surroundings. • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. • Make sure cell phones are powered on, fully charged and accessible. If you are going with a group, ensure everyone has everyone else’s phone numbers in their phone. • Keep purses zipped and close to your body. Never leave a purse unattended in a shopping cart where it is more susceptible to theft. • For freedom...



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25 Days of Christmas Safety (Days 1-7)

Outdoor Christmas Decoration Safety • Make sure all extension cords and electrical decorations used for outdoor decorating are marked for outdoor use. • Match power needs (amperage) of electrical products with amperage rating of extension cords. • Outdoor electric lights and decorations should be plugged into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). If circuits are not GFCI-protected, portable outdoor GFCIs can be purchased where electrical supplies are sold...



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Crisp County Sheriff's Office Brings Home Three Awards from the Georgia Governor's Challenge

2019 marks the celebrated 20th anniversary of the Georgia Governor's Challenge, an annual banquet hosted by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The awards program recognizes statewide law enforcement agencies in nine different categories based on department size, as well as in several other specialty categories. Governor's Challenge is designed to highlight outstanding achievements in highway safety enforcement and education. It recognizes agencies for the approach and effectiveness of...



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Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Independence Day and Holiday Weekend Report:

Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Independence Day and Holiday Weekend Report: Beginning 7/3/19 at 6:00 p.m. through 7/7/19 11:59 p.m. Crisp County Generated the following: Calls for Service: 182 Accidents: 4 Traffic Stops: 71 Citations: 119 DUI: 1 Speeding: 67 Seat-belt Violations: 15 Other: 36 Warnings: 7