Posted on June 1, 2017 at 9:02 a.m. by Brea Police Department PIO
Did you know that you can look up crime activity in Brea in the comfort of your own home? Check out www.communitycrimemap.com. We even created a step by step tutorial on how to use the site. Click here to view the tutorial: https://youtu.be/spD9LY19qJo
Your personal safety is something you should ALWAYS consider, no matter where you are. Here are some tips and steps you can take to help maintain your personal safety:
Posted on May 2, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. by Brea Police Department PIO
With the latest section of the tracks at Brea opening, the warmer weather, longer amount of daylight, and summer fast approaching more pedestrians are heading out earlier in the mornings and staying out later in the evenings. Many factors impact whether or not drivers will see pedestrians. Some vision obscurements and lighting conditions are not controlled by the pedestrian, but we can greatly enhance their safety and visibility with some proactive steps. Here are some that you can take to stay safe!
Posted on April 3, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. by Brea Police Department PIO
Card skimming is the unauthorized copying of electronic data from your debit card or credit card. Thieves use hidden equipment, such as pin-hole cameras and card reading devices to obtain your PIN and card data. The stolen data is then encoded onto a counterfeit card, which is used to withdraw funds or make purchases without your knowledge.
This type of crime can occur anywhere, but most commonly occurs at gas stations and ATM machines. Gas pump and ATM machines can be easily tampered with since they are not monitored 24/7. Thieves place devices that resemble the actual equipment on the machine in order to read your card you use it.
Some quick prevention tips:
If you see anything or anyone suspicious near an ATM machine, call the police!