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Underage Alcohol and Bar Checks
The Rock County Sheriff's Office proactively conducts bar checks in an attempt to reduce the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol to underage youth. Bar checks by uniformed deputies are designed to encourage compliance by alcohol vendors. Bar checks encourage bar owners and its licenses to be diligent in complying with the law and therefore aid to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors.
In addition to bar checks, compliance checks are completed where carefully selected and trained underage youth enter and attempt to purchase alcohol at retail stores, bars, and restaurants. Insuring that appropriate consequences are applied to violators is vital, in addition to positive reinforcement for establishments who adhere to the law.
The Sheriff's Office deploys proactive enforcement details when homecomings, proms, graduations and other important school events are scheduled for each municipality's school district. Proactive enforcement details are also planned around annual events sponsored by local taverns where large crowds are assembled in an attempt to reduce underage sale, consumption, operating while intoxicated, and other traffic related offenses.
Crime Prevention Tips
- Make sure all locks on doors and windows are in working order.
- When you leave home make sure all doors and windows are locked. Lock all doors when you are out momentarily like walking the dog or working in the yard. Turn your alarm on if your home is equipped with one.
- Properly secure all windows and sliding doors regardless of what floor they are on.
- Keep a record of the model and serial numbers of valuable items like television sets, radios, stereos, firearms, etc.
- Have your driver’s license number etched onto items that do not have serial numbers.
- Keep your garage door closed and make sure to leave the door from your garage to your house locked and dead bolted. This is one of the most commonly used entrances for burglars.
- Keep your vehicle locked. Do not leave valuable items such as a purse, CDs, radar detector or laptop in plain view. Whenever possible take these items inside with you. If you must leave it in the vehicle and cannot secure it in the trunk, hide under the seat or in another concealed place.
- Keep valuables such as jewelry and coin collections in a safety deposit box rather than at home. If you decide to keep valuables in your home, make sure to keep their value and location confidential. Consider purchasing a safe that can be mounted to a floor or wall in your home.
- Be alert in protecting not only your home but neighbors as well.
- Be aware of and report all suspicious persons or vehicles to law enforcement.
- Be cautious of strangers. When in doubt, call law enforcement. Remember that criminals look like any other person.
- Never admit anyone into your home unless you know him or her.
- Demand credentials before admitting a salesman, repairman, or anyone else especially if you have not requested their presence. Refuse to deal with any caller of this type who does not present identification, and immediately notify law enforcement. If the person claims it is an emergency, offer to call 911 for them.
- Do not reveal your name, phone number or address to unknown callers. Never admit to them that you are alone or when you will be away from home.
- Never leave notes that can inform a burglar that a home is unoccupied.
- Do not hide keys outside your home - Burglars know where to look.
- If possible, set a timer to switch the lights on and off at predetermined times – a home that appears to be occupied is a deterrent for most burglars.
- Do not leave a door unlocked for a resident or family member who loses a key. Replace the key as soon as possible.
- If a key becomes lost or stolen with an item that could identify your address, such as a purse or wallet, have the locks re-keyed.
- Get to know your neighbors. See about joining or starting a neighborhood watch in your area. Look out for your neighbors’ property, as you would want them to look after yours.
- Join or start a neighborhood crime watch group.
Safe Driving Tips
- Wear your seatbelt. Make sure your passengers are belted and children are in an appropriate child seat. Remember, Click it or ticket.
- Be Alert. Impaired driving is not just “drunk driving” or “buzzed driving.” drowsy driving is an equally dangerous form of impaired driving. Don’t be afraid to take the time to stop, refresh and recharge.
- Keep your eyes on the road. Inattentive driving causes many accidents, so it is important to minimize distractions such as phone calls, texting, changing CD’s and passengers.
- Use safe following distances. Remember to use the 3-second rule. When the car in front of you passes a point in the road, your car should pass the same point three or more seconds later. If you are driving a large vehicle or towing a trailer this distance should be 5 seconds.
- Slow Down. The faster you drive, the less time you have to react. Also remember that higher speed lowers gas mileage, adding to the cost of your trip.
- Stop means Stop. At red lights and stop signs let the vehicle come to a complete stop and check before proceeding. Never try to beat a red light.
- Drive defensively and courteously. Make your intentions known by signaling properly. Make adequate room for merging traffic. Don’t let tailgaters or other aggressive drivers affect your driving.
- Move over and slow down when approaching emergency or maintenance vehicles on the roadway. It’s not just a courtesy it’s the law.