Health & Safety

December 6, 2013

Don’t be a victim!

Each year, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) produces the Local Threat Assessment (LTA) report to keep command officials informed of the current criminal threat to March Air Reserve Base facilities and personnel. While there have been no direct criminal threats targeted at the military community in or around March ARB, military personnel and their families who reside in the local area have the same probability as the rest of the population in the U.S. to become victims of a criminal act.

Having been involved in Martial Arts since the age of five, and having taught numerous Martial Arts and self-defense classes, I’ve learned the best ways to avoid becoming a victim of crime is to be aware of your surroundings and use good judgment. While there are crimes we can’t prevent or avoid, most of the criminal acts occur due to our own carelessness, which may cause chance of opportunities for criminals. Eliminating or minimizing these opportunities would help you avoid becoming a victim of these preventable crimes.

The following tips may help:

Lock your doors and windows of your cars, homes, lockers, and safeguard your keys.

Stow away valuables from casual eyes.

Do not leave your mail out in open for extended periods.

Do not stay/park in an isolated or unlit area.

Be alert and become familiar with your surroundings and act as if you are well familiar with your surroundings so you are not singled out. The most prevalent type of reported crime to the local law enforcement agencies each year is the property crime, which included burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle thefts.

Identity theft and credit card fraud are on the rise in the areas surrounding March ARB. Historically, narcotics teams have found numerous stolen identifications during the execution of search warrants. Additionally, personal information (i.e. SSN, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, etc.) has been found in numerous hand-written lists maintained by narcotics users and traffickers. March ARB personnel should always safeguard their identity documents, be wary of whom they provide identifying information to, and should never give out credit card numbers or other personal information over cordless telephones. Always place uniforms, military equipment, and high value property in the vehicle trunk to avoid becoming a victim of theft.




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