Category Archives: Safety and Security

Fire Prevention Week

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” stresses the importance of developing a home-escape plan and practicing it. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas.  It also includes two ways out of every room,… Read More »

Look Out For Credit Card Skimmers

The current issue of the Michigan State Police Community Bulletin offers these valuable tips: Credit card skimmers are continuing to be found at gas stations across the state. The illegal placement of the skimmers puts your credit card information at risk of being stolen. To lessen your chance of becoming victim of a credit card… Read More »

Dryer Vents

We have run articles about the importance of cleaning your dryer vents in the past but it is certainly worth repeating as in-attention causes over 15,000 fires annually which is especially troubling since we share a wall with our neighbors. Lint is moist and like a snowball, the longer it rolls the bigger it gets.   Given the lengths… Read More »

Eliminating the Risk of Holiday Fires

The following was reprinted from the Michigan State Police December Community Newsletter: While the holidays are a time for celebration and gathering together with family and friends, the Michigan State Police wants to remind residents that the holidays also pose heightened risks of fire.Contributing factors to the risk of fire include an increase in cooking,… Read More »

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

The following article is reprinted from the Michigan State Police October, 2016 Bulletin: In recognition of October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, the MSP encourages Michiganders to be vigilant about their cyber security practices and to learn how to keep their personal information safe on the web. According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center,… Read More »

Crime Mapping

CLEMIS is a report management system that compiles crime reports from police departments  and makes them available to the public at  The website is user-friendly with icons that show the location of the crime, type of crime and a case number. Icons represent robberies, assaults, break-ins, drug possession, accidents when a drunk driver was involved and… Read More »

Vehicle Break-Ins

For those of you who are not signed up for crime alerts from Northville, the following was sent on July 28th by the City of Northville. Unlawful Entry of Vehicles North of Eight Mile Between Taft and Novi Roads Early this morning suspects enter several vehicles that were parked in driveways and on the streets.… Read More »