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Jacobs on Crime: Scamming seniors — the stories continue

Jacobs on Crime: Scamming seniors — the stories continue

OK folks, let’s get serious for a minute. We here at the Sandy Springs Police Department have been flooded recently with calls, emails and walk-in complaints about senior citizens getting…

Jacobs on Crime: What can the Sandy Springs Police Department’s victim assistance program do for you?

Jacobs on Crime: What can the Sandy Springs Police Department’s victim assistance program do for you?

The Sandy Springs Police Department has a victim assistance program for its citizens who are victims of crimes.  Stacey Sanders, the department’s Victim Advocate, is assigned to the Criminal Investigations…

Jacobs on Crime: Use social networks wisely; look for the police on Nixle

Jacobs on Crime: Use social networks wisely; look for the police on Nixle

Personally, I have never been a huge fan of social networking.  That’s probably because I have always believed the networks to be a security risk.  I have researched scams, seen…

Looking for an apartment? Check it out first

Looking for an apartment? Check it out first

I receive lots of calls and emails about people looking for apartments and wanting to know about the crime rates there. Here is the advice I have for anyone looking…

Check out Smart911

Check out Smart911

Smart911 – ever heard of it? If not, it’s time I tell you about it and how beneficial the program is. Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across…

What is the Sandy Springs Police Department doing for you?

What is the Sandy Springs Police Department doing for you?

The Sandy Springs Police Department partners with our citizens by way of multiple community outreach programs that serve to develop a strong bond between the public and the police. A…

Jacobs on crime: Want to help law enforcement?

Jacobs on crime: Want to help law enforcement?

So, would you like to help us out as we look for bad guys? Here are some web sites that various law enforcement agencies use to publicize who they’re looking…

Some ways to protect yourself when banking by smartphone

Some ways to protect yourself when banking by smartphone

Mobile banking can be a convenient way to take care of your banking needs on the run. The new thing is using your smartphones for banking.  Gone are the days…

Jacobs on crime: Social Security numbers and identity theft

Jacobs on crime: Social Security numbers and identity theft

As you know, I’m a big fan of consumer advocate Clark Howard, especially because of the excellent information he is able to provide on identity theft.  You can check him…

Jacobs on Crime: Consider flashlights, whistles and pens for self defense

Jacobs on Crime: Consider flashlights, whistles and pens for self defense

When do you need a self-defense flashlight? Easy, when you don’t have one. What is a self-defense flashlight? Basically, it’s a small flashlight. It should run on AAA or lithium…

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