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The Belle Isle Police Department is committed to keeping residents safe and informed. This page serves to empower residents and provides important tips to prevent common crimes.

Consumer Fraud

Learn to recognize fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim. We're on your side to provide the information you need and protection you deserve.

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Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins

According to AOL Auto, nearly $1.3 billion in personal items and accessories are stolen from vehicles each year. Unfortunately, many of these thefts are a result of leaving car doors unlocked and expensive items like electronics or holiday gifts in plain sight. Taking preventative measures is the single most effective way to reduce the opportunity for a vehicle break-in. 

 

Follow these best practices to keep your vehicle safe from burglary: 

 

  1. Park your car in the garage and cover your car windows so criminals cannot see inside. In addition to protecting your vehicle at night, parking your car in the garage on a regular basis will keep would-be criminals guessing whether or not you are home.

  2. Lock your car at all times, even while parked in the garage.

  3. Remove the garage door opener and bring it inside with you. If a criminal steals this device, they may be able to re-enter your home in the future.

  4. Do not keep important documents in your car. Criminals can easily sell personal information or steal your identity.

  5. If you must leave packages or other valuable items in the car for a short period of time, lock them in the trunk or be sure they are out of sight.

 

Take These Out of Your Purse or Wallet

Social Security Card
If your Social Security card falls into the wrong hands, someone could open a credit card, apply for a loan, file for tax returns, or even buy a car with the information. Identity theft springing from a stolen social security card carried in a wallet or purse is among the most common ways people become victims. With that Social Security number and little else, a criminal can take over your identity, open new accounts in your name, work under your name, create new drivers licenses or state ids in other states, and more. Unless you have need of your Social Security card THAT DAY, do not carry your Social Security card around in your purse or wallet.
 
Passport
 This document, because it is government-issued, is also useful in acquiring a new Social Security card, driver's license or state ID card, and can be used as an identifying document in acquiring a loan or opening a new credit account.
 
Passwords/Pass Codes
Don’t carry any type of pin number, pass code or password on any piece of paper in your wallet. If you absolutely can't remember important codes or words, store them digitally on a password-protected phone under a less obvious name (for example, the name of an old pet, a personal nickname, etc.).
 
Checkbook and Account/Routing Numbers
Your checkbook has both your account number and routing number printed on it, as well as your address. If you know you're going to need to write a check that day, take only the number of checks you think you need out of your book and take it with you. Unlike the loss of a credit card, simply cancelling the card will not prevent a thief with access to your account numbers from making use of your account. You will have to close the account and open a new one. Also, do not keep any of your account and routing numbers written down in your wallet. These number sequences can be identifiable to thieves.
 
Source: Yahoo

Seven Ways to Shop Smart

  1. Disguise store shopping bags by placing them inside your own reusable bags. High-end bags from stores like Apple will attract unwanted attention from criminals.

  2. Shop with a friend. There is safety in numbers.

  3. Don't overload your arms with bags and packages while shopping. Clear visibility and freedom of movement are important for self-protection.

  4. Hide all shopping bags and valuable items in your trunk or other concealed location. The opportunity for vehicle burglary increases when shoppers leave valuable items in plain sight.

  5. Have your keys out and ready when approaching your vehicle.

  6. Stay aware of your surroundings. Shop during daylight hours when possible.

  7. Do not leave your purse or bags in your shopping cart or on display counters while browsing. This makes you more vulnerable to purse snatching.

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Public Notice:  PER Section 119.12, Florida Statutes, (2017 Legislative Session, CS/CS/SB 80) - Notice is hereby given that the custodian of record for the City of Belle Isle is:

Yolanda Quiceno, CMC City Clerk

City of Belle Isle

1600 Nela Avenue, Belle Isle, FL 32809

yquiceno@belleislefl.gov  *  Tel 407-851-7730  *  Fax 407-240-2222

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Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not​ want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Dates, times and locations of all meetings and events are subject to ​change. ​​Copyright © 2014 www.cityofbelleislefl.org.  All rights reserved.