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Crime Prevention Tips

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The Evanston Police Department has tips to help you protect yourself, your loved ones and your belongings.

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C.L.E.A.R. Method of Risk Reduction

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IL Attorney General Warning on IRS Scams

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Auto Theft Crime Prevention Tips


Bike Theft Crime Prevention Tips


Avoid Package Delivery Theft

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Internet Safety Alert 

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Residential Burglary Prevention Tip


Identity Theft Alert

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This bulletin is to assist Evanston residents and visitors on understanding the Evanston Panhandling Ordinance and what is acceptable behavior and what is not from person(s) asking for money on the public way or within a business.






An Open Door = Open Invitation!

Door to Door scam alert-thumb-220x147-16883Can a thief enter your garage and home by using a garage door opener stolen from your unlocked car in the driveway? Learn ways to protect your family and your valuables.

Avoid door to door sales scams. See the alert below for ways to protect yourself.

Door to Door Scam Crime Alert

The number one vacation crime prevention tip is to make your house look "lived in." Learn 15 other tips to keep from falling victim of a crime while you're away.

Vacation Crime Prevention Strategies  

Telemarketing fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that one out of every six consumers are the victims of telemarketing criminals annually. 

Telemarketing Fraud Alert

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Prevent Ruse Entry Burglaries

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Auto Burglary Alert and Crime Prevention Tips

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Smartphone Theft Alert and Theft Prevention Tips

Did you know that. . . ?

In 1975, Officer Hank White became the Evanston Police Department’s first crime prevention officer, a position assigned to the Community Relations Bureau.

In 1990, Terry Vrabec became the first full-time civilian crime prevention specialist, reflecting a trend toward civilianization in law enforcement agencies

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