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NARCAN TRAINING NARCAN TRAINING Sunday, November 13, 2016

 The Sanford Police Dept. along with Grace Street Services, George's Episcopal Church, and Strategies for a Stronger Sanford have put together a community training regarding Narcan. It will be held at St. George's Church at 3 Emerson St. Saturday November, 19th 4:00-6:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer.


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BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY CAUTIONS Sunday, November 13, 2016

 You’re not the only one who is looking forward to your annual black Friday and cyber Monday shopping marathon. Thieves who can’t wait to get your credit or debit card information are also looking forward to it!

And with expanded shopping hours and month-long cyber sales, there’s no time like now to read these tips from our friends at Maine Identity Services, LLC:

1. DO NOT USE YOUR DEBIT CARD
Your debit card can give a hacker an open door into your bank accounts, so don’t use it to shop. Under the laws that govern the fraudulent use of your debit card, you may lose some or all of the amounts involved if you don’t respond in time to the theft. And even the new computer chip cards won’t protect you if you are using it to shop over the internet.

2. USE A PRE-PAID CREDIT CARD
For online and in store shopping, consider using a pre-paid credit card. These can be quickly obtained and will not allow a thief access to your bank or other credit card accounts. Plus, a pre-paid card has the added benefit of letting you limit spending before you start shopping.

3. CHECK THE ATM AREA CAREFULLY
Tug on the key pad and the debit card slot to make sure that no skimming devices are reading your information as you enter it. Check the area around the ATM machine to look for what may be hidden cameras or other devices.

4. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR WALLET OR PURSE IN YOUR CAR
A locked car door is no protection from a thief who wants your checkbook or credit and debit cards. It’s always “shopping season” for these thieves who operate in organized gangs– so make it a practice never to leave these items in your vehicle – no matter how quickly you expect to return.

5. TAKE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD OUT OF YOUR WALLET
Your social security number is prized information for a thief because it can be used and re-used for repeated fraudulent activities. If you must carry the number with you, write the number on a separate piece of paper as if it was a phone number (place a “1” as the first or last number to make it appear as a ten-digit phone number.) In this way, the information will appear as (XXX) XXX-XXX1 instead of your social security number XXX-XX-XXXX.

6. CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS
If you have favorite online shopping sites, make sure that you are using a different password for each one. Using the same password across all the internet sites you visit means that hackers only have to have your password from one site to be able to use your identity to shop on other sites or use your financial accounts.

7. RECORD YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
Write down the number of the credit card you will be using to shop, in case the card is lost – or worse – someone helps themselves to it by picking your pocket. Before you leave home, make sure that you have recorded the number of the card and the customer service number of the card issuer so that you can call immediately to report it as missing.

8. IS IT THE REAL WEBSITE?
It’s easy to be lured to a website for deals that sound too good to be true – and thieves are hoping that will happen. Make sure that any website you visit to make purchases is the real deal. Don’t open links from attachments, instead use your browser to go to the business’ actual web site to make your purchase. If you are still in doubt, either don’t make the purchase (one less thing for poor old Santa to carry) or phone the legitimate store number and make the purchase via phone.

We hope you have a happy and safe shopping season!
Maine Identity Services, LLC provides data breach and identity theft assistance to individuals, organizations and law enforcement personnel through its books, seminars and police materials. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.meidhelp.com or email: info@meidhelp.com


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NOW HIRING FOR FULL TIME AND RESERVE DISPATCHERS: APPLICATION EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 23rd 2016 Wednesday, October 26, 2016

 The Sanford Regional Communication Center is now hiring for full-time and part time dispatchers. Please visit our website for an application or you can pick one up at the Human Resources office at City Hall. The application closes at 4:30 pm December 23rd. 2016.


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RYAN HARRIS AGE 28 ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY OF SUPER 8 MOTEL THAT OCCURRED NOVEMBER 2015. Friday, October 21, 2016

 On October 21, 2016, Sanford Police Detectives made an arrest in connection with the 2015 robbery of the Super 8 motel in Sanford.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at approximately 8:24 pm, Sanford Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Super 8 motel. The suspect, described as a white male armed with a knife, entered the motel and demanded money from the clerk. When the attempt failed he fled the area on foot. Following the release of surveillance video, which went viral, the case received national notoriety when it was aired on the Nancy Grace Show. The case remained open and active since that time.

Ryan J. Harris, 28, who has been identified as the suspect, was taken into custody today, October 21, 2016, on a warrant obtained from the court following an extensive investigation related to the robbery. Harris, who is from Sanford, is being held at the York County Jail on $25,000 bail. Photos of Harris and the surveillance images are attached. Any questions regarding this incident can forwarded to Detective Sergeant Jones via email, mtjones@sanfordmaine.org.


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THE SANFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING Friday, October 14, 2016

  The Sanford Police Dept. is hiring for a full time Police Officer. Please see the attached PDF document for details. Applications are due November 18th 2016 by 4:30pm to the Human Resource Department at City Hall.


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