Let’s Connect: Dunn County Crime Stoppers

Dunn County Crime Stoppers is a citizen-created community program that started in October 2011.  This non-profit group began by providing a 24-hour toll-free number for residents of Dunn County to provide anonymous crime tips, as well as a website to updates residents with information regarding crimes in their area.

Technology has been rapidly changing especially with the widespread use of smartphones. Dunn County Crime Stoppers is excited to announce their new app called “P3 Tips”. This app is available for both iPhones and Android phones. Users can now send anonymous information to local law enforcement agencies. “P3 Tips” allows agencies and members of the public to have a two-way conversation that is completely secure and anonymous, protecting the personal details of the information provider.

These safe and confidential opportunities to report crimes serve as a vital crime-fighting tool in our neighborhoods. Dunn County Crime Stoppers relies solely on grants and contributions from the local community to fund operating costs, and their Board is comprised of a diverse and dedicated group of community representatives that volunteer their time with the assistance of a law enforcement liaison.

For more information about Dunn County Crime Stoppers, or to make a donation, visit their website at:

www.dunncountycrimestoppers.com

Safer Online Shopping

As the holidays approach there’s an increase in online shopping, whether it’s to avoid the larger crowds, stay out of the cold, or simply because you want to shop online this time of year increases. Unfortunately, thieves know this as well. Here’s the dos and don’ts for staying safe on your virtual shopping trip.

Do:

  1. Whenever possible, use strong, unique passwords. Account security starts with using a strong password which typically is 8 or more characters with a mix of upper case, lower case, and numbers in it.
  2. Password protect home WiFi; securing home networks is important as it keeps others from easily gaining unauthorized access to the network.
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