Crime Prevention

Stranger Danger for Seniors

If a person calls and wants to sell you a product or wants you to donate to a charity, how do you know that person is legitimate? That person is a stranger. He or she has no credentials to show you, no way to convince you that they are truly representing ABC charity or that you will get the product they are selling. Click the link above for more information on how to protrect yourself from fraudulent solicitations.

ICE - In Case of Emergency

Read about a campaign encouraging people to enter an emergency contact number in their mobile phone's memory under the heading ICE (In Case of Emergency).  ICE allows paramedics or police to be able to contact a designated relative / next-of-kin in an emergency situation.

Courteous Practices for Drivers at Trafic Stops

So you sometimes have a lead foot, and run an occasional stop sign.  No big deal -- or is it?  How would you feel if a stop sign runner or speeder speeds through a school zone where your child is waiting for a school bus?  Police do their best to keep this kind of activity in check.  No one likes getting a ticket, but tickets deter us from doing things that are illegal and put the community's safety at risk.  Click the link above for more information on how you can make a traffic stop safer for both you and the officer. 

Register Your Bicycle

Register your bicycle with the Hummelstown Police Department. Your name, address, phone number and bicycle serial number will be kept in a database. If your bicycle is ever stolen and recovered by an officer, the officer will be able to check the database and return the bicycle to the rightful owner.
Call the office at 566-2555 for further information. Once the registration card is completed, bring it to the police department and obtain a registration sticker for your bicycle. You'll need one registration form for each bicycle

Identity Theft

In the course of the day you may write a check at the drugstore, charge tickets to a concert, rent a car, call home on your cell phone, or apply for a credit card. Chances are you don't give these routine transactions a second thought. But others may.