Crime Prevention 101

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  • 1. 

    Police are more likely to spot suspicious and/or criminal activity in progress than possibly local residents. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Any law enforcement agency cannot function effectively without the assistance of its citizens. It is the eyes and ears of local residents that are consistently present in their neighborhoods and know if something is unusual. Police need YOU to call and notify of anything suspicious.

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  • 2. 

    What are some possible reasons crimes may go unreported?

    • A.

      People are hesitant to call out of fear they will be identified by the potential criminal

    • B.

      People take for granted that someone else has already contacted the police

    • C.

      They worry about being embarrassed if their suspicions prove to be unfounded

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A. When reporting suspicious activity you can remain anonymous or refuse police contact however, if a situation arises where charges are made, a victim must be present and provide their information.

    B. Never assume that police have already been contacted. Think about what COULD happen in a questionable situation where police were never contacted because you assumed someone else called!

    C. Never be embarrassed or scared to contact police, that is what we are here for! To serve and protect :) If a situation occurs where police are contacted and it turns out to be nothing; no harm, no foul. At least the situation was resolved and everything is okay.

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  • 3. 

    People are not suspicious, the behavior or activity is suspicious.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A male juvenile walking through a parking lot is not suspicious, but a male juvenile walking through a parking lot in between cars and peering into windows is! Notice the difference?

    A dark vehicle with dark tint driving through a neighborhood is not suspicious, but a dark vehicle with dark tint is driving slowly through a neighborhood at night with no headlights on is!

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  • 4. 

    • žA stranger entering your neighbor’s house when it’s unoccupied.
    • žA scream anywhere might be serious.
    • žAnyone peering into parked cars.
    • žAnyone removing accessories, license plates or gasoline from a car.
    • žPersons entering/leaving a business place after hours.
    • žSound of broken glass or other unusual noises.
    Can all be considered what?

    • A.

      Normal activity

    • B.

      Innocent activity

    • C.

      Coincidental

    • D.

      Suspicious activity

    Correct Answer
    D. Suspicious activity
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Suspicious activity," is the most appropriate explanation for the listed behaviors. Each of the described actions, such as a stranger entering an unoccupied house, someone peering into parked cars, or the sound of broken glass, can be indicative of potentially illegal or harmful activities. These behaviors are not considered normal or innocent, but rather raise concerns and should be treated as suspicious.

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  • 5. 

    Not every stranger who comes into your neighborhood is a criminal.  There are many legitimate door-to-door salesmen, repairmen and servicemen moving around your neighborhood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    BUT…criminals can take advantage of this by assuming the identity of legitimate business representatives so be curious and vigilant. “After all, if a criminal looked like a criminal no one would have any trouble finding them!”

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  • 6. 

    In order to solicit in the City of Temple Terrace solicitors must...

    • A.

      Register through the City of Temple Terrace

    • B.

      Obtain a badge

    • C.

      Display a badge in a visible location while performing solicitation activities

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Temple Terrace is a non-solicitation city however, if you register through the city, obtain a solicitation badge through the City showing proper identification and displaying that badge in a visible location on your person...soliciting is legal.

    If you do not see an official Temple Terrace solicitation badge, call the police!

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  • 7. 

    Out of the following choices, what would be considered "suspicious activity"?

    • A.

      A person carrying something of value to their car?

    • B.

      A person running, while carrying something of value to a car?

    • C.

      A person carrying something of value at 3 a.m. in the morning to a car?

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    There are many things to look for when determining if a situation is suspicious or simply innocent. One thing to keep in mind when you see something happening that may or may not be "right," is if it seems even slightly "out of place" for the area or during the time of day it occurs.

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  • 8. 

    Out of the following choices, which would be considered "suspicious activity"?

    • A.

      Any vehicles moving slowly and without lights, or following a course that appears aimless or repetitive is suspicious in any location...

    • B.

      Parked, occupied vehicles containing one or more persons are especially significant if observed at an unusual hour.

    • C.

      Vehicles being loaded with valuables are suspicious if parked in front of closed businesses or untended residences, even if the vehicle is a legitimate looking commercial vehicle.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the choices mentioned in the question can be considered as "suspicious activity". Vehicles moving slowly and without lights or following an aimless or repetitive course can indicate potential criminal activity. Occupied vehicles parked at unusual hours can also raise suspicion, as it may suggest illicit activities. Similarly, vehicles being loaded with valuables in front of closed businesses or untended residences, even if they appear legitimate, can be considered suspicious. Therefore, all of the given choices can be deemed as suspicious activities.

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  • 9. 

    Law enforcement agencies have a non-emergency or alternate phone number to call aside from 911?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Every police department should posses an alternate number for citizens to contact for anything that is NOT an emergency. The Temple Terrace Police Department's non-emergency number is (813) 989-7110.

    If you are not sure whether your situation is an emergency or not, call 911 anyway, you will NOT be punished! The Communications Officer will simply transfer you over to the non-emergency line.

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  • 10. 

    When reporting an incident to police, information that the Dispatch Center will usually request from the caller is...

    • A.

      What happened?

    • B.

      When did it happen?

    • C.

      Is anyone injured?

    • D.

      Where did it happen?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. What happened?
    B. When did it happen?
    C. Is anyone injured?
    D. Where did it happen?
    Explanation
    When reporting an incident, do your best to prepare answers for the "who, what, where and when" questions. This will help Dispatch and the Police to help you more quickly and efficiently.

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  • 11. 

    What characteristics are best to remember and notice, when describing a suspect?

    • A.

      How tall the suspect was?

    • B.

      Did the suspect walk with a limp?

    • C.

      Did the suspect have a tattoo of a dog on their forearm?

    • D.

      Was the suspect a male or a female?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. How tall the suspect was?
    B. Did the suspect walk with a limp?
    C. Did the suspect have a tattoo of a dog on their forearm?
    D. Was the suspect a male or a female?
    Explanation
    All of these descriptions are vital regardless of how insignificant they may seem. It's always important to get at least an approximate height, weight, race, age, and sex of a suspect. However, unique characteristics on a suspect can be just as important if not more useful than the obvious. Things like tattoos and even scars are characteristics that are more likely to be permanent and difficult to conceal and/or change.

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  • 12. 

    The reduction of crime in the community is the sole responsibility of the Police Department?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This question was tricky. Yes. The main purpose of the Police is to reduce crime. However, it is the responsibility of the community to help Police reduce criminal activity by observing an reporting. We need your eyes and ears to help serve and protect our citizens, so help the Police help YOU!

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