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									                                MARCH 2009 NEWSLETTER

                                  Changes in Training! See page 5!
900 IS AT IT AGAIN. PNP members went on an illegal sign hunt with Cactus Park
Officers. There were three patrol cars, two PNP volunteer cars and Arnie Kohl with his
pick-up to load signs in. Three PNPrs in one car and Officer James McPheeters
followed, covering each time they stopped with his red lights flashing so that they could
get out of the car safely to remove signs. Mary Pyle had to empty signs out of her van
five times and they covered a 24 mile radius. They had a blast.
                                                      Information provided by Mary Pyle

800 IS WORKING HARD. The Smiley Crew kids cleaned up last week at our March 5th
meeting where we discussed the $330,000 we are getting from Parks and NSD from
3PI money, and of the very successful community picnic we had March 7th. We heard
information about mortgages from NSD, Blistered Whiskers & AZ Cats talked about pet
care, Solid Waste provided information about recycling,
Phoenix Police provided information about Phoenix
Neighborhood Patrol, Amberlea Block Watch and the
Parks Dept entertained the kids with games. New Life
Church brought out their band and fed us all hot dogs
and fries. Merrit Aho with Torta Rica Restaurant
provided tortas and water. A Christian Motorcycle Club
showed off their bikes. Thank you to every one who
helped! Much fun was had by all! Although every one
there was a VIP, there were many local celebrities that
dropped by: State Representative Martha Garcia, Councilman Michael Knowakowski,
Commander Tim Hampton, Prosecutor Fred Bibeau, Officer Tammy Hort, Jermel
Stevenson, The Park Rangers, Officer Apodaca, Larry Walton (Towel Manager for the
Detroit Lyons 1970-1979) Now with Pioneer Ford, Rex & Suzanne Thraen, Bernarda
Moreno & Ed "Bear" Zeimkowski.
                                                    Information provided by Kent Jones
  Is there a blighted property in your area?                     Check out NSD classes at:
http://www.phoenix.gov/EMAIL/appblght.html              ftp://phoenix.gov/pub/CLEANPHX/trnopp.pdf

PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK WATCH GRANTS
         Remember the grant requirements for 2010? To be eligible for the
           maximum of $10,000 from the Neighborhood Block Watch Grant
                                       Program you must:
           Have a sign in sheet at all your block watch meetings, agenda with a
           crime prevention topic and have a minimum of 4 meetings in.
                      http://www.phoenix.gov/police/nbwgrant.html


PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT                Page 1 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
 CONGRATULATIONS CPCA, on YOUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY!
                                What or Who is CPCA

Cactus Park Community Alliance aka CPCA sends information to and works with
Community Leaders and Block Watches within the Cactus Park Precinct area - Indian
School Road to West Anthem Area and approximately I-17 to the Westside Cities
                     boundaries.

                        Our monthly meetings are held on the Fourth Wednesday of
                        every month except Nov. & Dec. in lieu of those meetings we
                        hold a Holiday Potluck in early December. Meeting locations
                        alternate each month between the Dear Valley Community
                        Center and the Manzanita Senior Center.

                      Our group facilitates between neighborhoods, local police
department and city council members. We exist to help assist the neighborhoods in
solving the problems and concerns they may have. The leadership of CPCA is made
up of neighborhood leaders from the different areas and block watch associations in the
Cactus Park Police Precinct.

We have monthly meetings for all the neighborhoods to attend with a wide variety of
speakers and topics. We send e-mails to those who want them regarding events and
free classes and seminars that help teach us to be smarter, safer neighbors therefore
producing a community with less crime and neighbors who genuinely care about each
other and what occurs around them.

The meetings are set up with tables for each squad area and the CAO’s from that area
sit with the residents to discuss specific issues for their area.

They provide sign-in sheets, an agenda, last meetings minutes, financial report and
many other handouts. Topped off with delicious coffee & treats!
                                               Information provided by Jo Ann Labate.


CITY PRICING FOR BLOCK WATCHES
Many thanks to Sheila at OfficeMax! Contact her at sheilamiller@officemax.com or
602-484-5762. Block Watches are eligible for City and State pricing and she can also
help them with special quotes. They have Retail Connect cards that can be used in
their stores. Block Watches will get the City price right at the register – kind of like a
Safeway card. Again, if anyone would like one, just contact Sheila
                                             Example:
                   HP color LaserJet printer CP2020 Series PCL 6 ink cartridges
                   Black     part # CC530A = $100.77 each normal price $121.99
                   Cyan      part # CC531A = $ 99.32 each normal price $114.49
                   Magenta part # CC533A = $ 99.32 each normal price $114.49
                   Yellow    part # CC532A = $ 99.32 each normal price $114.49
                                                                Information provided by Kent Jones


PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT                Page 2 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
NAME THE PRECINCTS

The Phoenix Police Department is                     limited services during the summer of
preparing for many changes to                        2009.
accommodate the rapid growth of the
City. The two new police precinct sites              In addition to selecting names for the two
are at 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye                 new precincts, we will be re-naming the
and Cave Creek and Smokehouse Trail                  Squaw Peak Precinct at the same time.
(south of Carefree Highway). In addition,            The new name for what is now the Squaw
the City obtained funding to build a new             Peak Precinct will be implemented with
station on land near the current Squaw               the opening of the new building.
Peak Precinct. It is intended all three of
theses facilities will be fully operational          We are asking for input on the names of
during the calendar year 2010.                       these buildings as we move forward in the
                                                     planning process. It is our intention to
The station at 99th Avenue and Lower                 select several options from the public and
Buckeye is approximately 85% complete                employee input.
as of January 2009. The Department will
move into the building and begin offering
                      http://phoenix.gov/POLICE/new_precincts.html



                                                             GRAFFITI HOTLINE STATISTICS

                                                         February 7, 1995 through February 2009
                                  Dec.08/ Jan.09         TOTAL TO DATE   February 09   TOTAL TO DATE

TOTAL CALLS                            970                     60,965          371          61,336
TOTAL CASES                              15                     1,575            14          1,589
CASES COMPLETED                          13                     2,115            13          2,128
CASES UNWORKABLE                          0                       163             0            163
CASES PAID (1-26-09)                     13                     1,732            13          1,746
REWARDS PAID (1-26-09)            $2,275.00               $210,537.50     $2,175.00    $212,712.50
TOTAL ARRESTS                            14                     1,671            15          1,686
TOTAL ID(NOT CHARGED)                     3                     1,579             5          1,584
GANG RELATED (CASES)                      1                       315             1            316
JUVENILES                                12                     2,371            17          2,388
ADULTS                                    5                       781             3            784

On 1-8-09, at approximately 10pm, our caller heard a loud vehicle outside and went to
investigate. When she got outside her home, she could smell a strong odor of paint and
looked across the street to see two boys’ painting her neighbors wall. When she yelled at
the boys they took off running and she went inside and phoned 911. Officers arrived and
were able to catch the two boys she saw doing the graffiti. During the course of the
investigation it was found that the boys had also done graffiti to the callers’ fence. Both
boys were booked into JCC.
PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT                 Page 3 of 12    PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
             GOLDWATER BLOCK WATCH SCATTER WASH CLEANUP


                                    Below is a link to pictures from the event so please
                                    enjoy. There was a large showing of Students from
                                    Barry Goldwater High School, Deer Valley Middle
                                    School and Paseo Hills Elementary thank you for your
                                    support!


     http://picasaweb.google.com/goldwaterbw/SpringCleanScatterWashBigCleanUp

Some stats from the event:
We had 250+ (some of the kids did not sign in)
  • Filled 7 Dumpsters, we have piles                  •    10 Tires including on big tractor
     of stuff on W Melinda Cul-de Sac                       tire
     and on 32nd Ave Between Quail                     •    Car door and other car parts
     and Rose Garden                                   •    A Safe
  • Destroyed at least 6 Drug Dens                     •    2 shopping carts
  • Painted 3 Miles worth of Wall                      •    5 sleeping bags
     (and now all the walls are the                    •    4 mattresses
     same color in the wash for easy                   •    200 bags of trash
     Graffiti Removal)                                 •    1 bike
  • The Horse Tunnel Under 35th                        •    3 tents
     Ave Was Painted and IS graffiti                   •    Destroyed Lots Drug
     Free                                                   Paraphernalia
  • We Removed all the Graffiti on
     the Deer Valley Bridge and made                       Information provided by James
     it all one color                                                Shoemaker




   The President’s Volunteer Service Award Program
Remember to identify your PATROL hours separately from your other volunteer hours -
like the Airport Disaster Drill, Light Rail Ambassador time, newsletter creation/delivery,
etc
    On your PROFILE page enter the RECORD OF SERVICE KEY # DWH-32598
Want to know about the program? Here is the website:
http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tg/pvsainfo/dspAboutAwards.cfm
Register here and log your hours:
https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tgact/ros/dspROSlogin.cfm


PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT              Page 4 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
   Block Watch Leader and Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol Training
                       is available on the following Saturdays:
                                    April 4, 2009
                                    June 6, 2009
                                   August 1, 2009
                                   October 3, 2009
                                  December 5, 2009


     Please register to attend by emailing
          jill.fowler@phoenix.gov or
        deborah.iodice@phoenix.gov
      Or call 602-495-0440 or 602-495-0597.

                    Location:
     Fraternal Order of Police-FOP Lodge #2
            12851 North 19th Avenue
    Just south of Thunderbird on 19th Avenue
          Sign-in begins at 7:30 AM
 Lunch is not provided. You may bring a lunch or
the FOP offers a hamburger or cheeseburger with
  fries and a drink for $8. The schedule does not
           permit time to leave for lunch.




      “THE BEST OF THE BEST” PNP COOKBOOK!!
                  Find your most favorite recipes and email it to
                    jill.fowler@phoenix.gov to have it featured in our new cookbook!
                    We will be compiling all your best recipes into one book to sell this
                    year to help fund the PNP Program! Your most delicious tried and
                  true recipes will be featured along with your name!


  Help us make it a great
cookbook, as all proceeds
    will fund the PNP
         Program!




PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT             Page 5 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
PNP LOGS                                             records. We are preparing to download
Remember to keep mailing / faxing /                  al of our records into a new citywide
dropping off your PNP log sheets to                  database to track all of our PNP
your precinct coordinators! They are                 information and activities.          These
keeping up their monthly data entry to               numbers help support the program and
keep up with the PNP Monthly Reports                 will hopefully help it survive and thrive in
that are distributed throughout the                  spite of the budget issues.
department showing off all the hard
work you are doing citywide!!                        PNP SUCCESS STORIESI
                                                     What have you done lately? Tell me
PNP INFORMATION UPDATE                               about it!! We want to celebrate your
One of our Police Cadets may be calling              successes in PNP patrol. Tell us about
you to verify the information that we                the time you….. Email your story to
have in our records. Some records                    jill.fowler@phoenix.gov to be considered
have not been updated in years!! So we               for publication in the newsletter.
want to make sure we have accurate


PNP ID CARD EXCHANGE
The current PNP ID cards have been reformatted to include a number and expiration date.
They now expire every two years. You will not be required to attend a new training, but you
will need to be an active patroller to have a new card issued.

 DO YOU HAVE AN OLD CARD? Contact your Precinct Coordinator and let them know!
                                        OR
      Stop by Maryvale at 4601 W. Encanto at the PNP training on March 28th or
                  at the FOP at 12851 North 19th Avenue on April 4th
                                and get a new card!


                              PRECINCT COORDINATORS
        Precinct                      Name                      E-mail
 400 - South Mountain     Officer Melissa Rider          melissa.rider@phoenix.gov
 500 - Central City       Officer Doreena Wiegert     doreena.wieger@phoenix.gov
 600 - Desert Horizon     Officer Shilmay Howk          shilmay.howk@phoenix.gov
 700 - Squaw Peak         Officer Mary Roestenberg  mary.roestenberg@phoenix.gov
 800 - Maryvale           Officer Tammy Hort              tammy.hort@phoenix.gov
 900 - Cactus Park        Officer Jennifer Guiliano  jennifer.guiliano@phoenix.gov




PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT             Page 6 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
                                 PNP CALENDAR
                                          MARCH
   S           M             T            W               T         F        S
   1           2             3            4               5         6        7



   8           9            10            11             12         13       14
                                                      1830 PNP
                                                      mtg in 900

  15           16           17            18             19         20       21
          ID card swap
          Cesar Chavez
             Library
  22          23            24           25              26         27        28
                         PBWAB @      CPCA mtg                            BWAB
                           600                                           Mini Summit
                                                                          PNP
                                                                          Training
                                                                          Maryvale
  29          30            31



                                          APRIL
   S           M             T            W               T         F        S
                                          1               2         3        4
                                                                         BWL/PNP
                                                                          Training

   5           6             7            8               9         10       11
                                                      1830 PNP
                                                      mtg in 900

  12          13             14           15              16        17       18
 Easter                  Eaton Moon                   West Plaza
                          Mtn Block                  Neighborhood
                           Watch                      Association
  19          20            21           22              23         24       25
                                      CPCA mtg


  26          27            28            29             30
                         PBWAB @
                           PLEA




PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT             Page 7 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
                     Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board
                                Calendar of Events 2009
             SHARE THE RIDE ~ BRING A FRIEND! ~ NO MEMBERSHIP DUES!
           BRING YOUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER AND NEWS ABOUT UPCOMING
                             NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS!!


   DATE            MEETING/EVENT                          TIME           LOCATION
January 27      PBWAB - Hosted by              6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   Four Points by Sheraton @
                Cactus Park Precinct                               Metro Center (10220 N.
                                                                   Metro Pkwy East -located
                                                                   near Olive Garden on outer
                                                                   loop)
February 24     PBWAB – Presentation TBD       6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   PLEA Office @
                                                                   1102 W. Adams Street
March 24        PBWAB - Hosted by              6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   TBD
                Desert Horizon Precinct
April 28        PBWAB - Presentation TBD       6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   PLEA Office @
                                                                   1102 W. Adams Street
May 26          PBWAB - Hosted by              6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   TBD
                Maryvale Precinct
June 23         PBWAB- Presentation TBD        6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   PLEA Office @
                                                                   1102 W. Adams Street

July 28         PBWAB - Hosted by              6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   TBD
                South Mountain Precinct

August 25       PBWAB-                         6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   PLEA Office @
                Presentation TBD                                   1102 W. Adams Street
September 22    PBWAB - Hosted by              6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   Washington Activity Center @
                Squaw Peak Precinct                                2240 W. Citrus Way
October 17      G.A.I.N. 2009                  various             various
October 27      PBWAB                          6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   PLEA Office @
                Presentation TBD                                   1102 W. Adams Street
November 24     PBWAB - Hosted by              6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   TBD
                Central City Precinct
                 Check out our Website: www.phxblockwatch.org




PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT                  Page 8 of 12    PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
  For your convenience,
 both of these forms are
 available for download
            at:
 http://phoenix.gov/POLI
    CE/bwonpa1.html

  Use the most current
        forms!!




PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT   Page 9 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
                                            THE VERDICT: HANG UP
                                         Don't Fall for Jury Duty Scam
                                    The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an
                                    officer of the court. He says you failed to report for jury duty and that a
                                    warrant is out for your arrest. You say you never received a notice. To
                                    clear it up, the caller says he'll need some information for "verification
                                    purposes"-your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit
                                    card number.

                                    This is when you should hang up the phone. It's a scam.

                                    Jury scams have been around for years, but have seen a resurgence in
                                    recent months. Communities in more than a dozen states have issued
                                    public warnings about cold calls from people claiming to be court officials
                                    seeking personal information. As a rule, court officers never ask for
confidential information over the phone; they generally correspond with prospective jurors via mail.

The scam's bold simplicity may be what makes it so effective. Facing the unexpected threat of arrest, victims
are caught off guard and may be quick to part with some information to defuse the situation.

"They get you scared first," says a special agent in the Minneapolis field office who has heard the complaints.
"They get people saying, 'Oh my gosh! I'm not a criminal. What's going on?'" That's when the scammer
dangles a solution-a fine, payable by credit card, that will clear up the problem.

With enough information, scammers can assume your identity and empty your bank accounts.

"It seems like a very simple scam," the agent adds. The trick is putting people on the defensive, then reeling
them back in with the promise of a clean slate. "It's kind of ingenious. It's
social engineering."
                                                                                       More Information
In recent months, communities in Florida, New York, Minnesota, Illinois,      Want to learn more about new
Colorado, Oregon, California, Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New          and common scams like this one?
Hampshire reported scams or posted warnings or press releases on their Then sign up for our e-mail alerts.
local websites. In August, the federal court system issued a warning on
the scam and urged people to call their local District Court office if they
receive suspicious calls. In September, the FBI issued a press release about jury scams and suggested
victims also contact their local FBI field office.

In March, USA.gov, the federal government’s information website, posted details about jury scams in their
Frequently Asked Questions area. The site reported scores of queries on the subject from website visitors
and callers seeking information.

The jury scam is a simple variation of the identity-theft ploys that have proliferated in recent years as personal
information and good credit have become thieves' preferred prey, particularly on the Internet. Scammers
might tap your information to make a purchase on your credit card, but could just as easily sell your
information to the highest bidder on the Internet's black market.

Protecting yourself is the key: Never give out personal information when you receive an unsolicited phone
call.




PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT                        Page 10 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
Because the Phoenix Police Department and the Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol Program is
held to a higher standard, we want to make sure you are aware of Arizona Law:

                       Arizona Department of Gaming
                     Guide to Off-Reservation Gambling
Poker tournaments and gambling have become a popular way for charities and non-profit groups
to raise money for worthy causes. Many charities, parent-teacher organizations, homeowners
associations, religious groups, sports leagues, fraternal orders, and other non-profits are hosting
Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments, “Casino Nights,” and other gambling events. Some bars,
restaurants, and other businesses also are using poker games to attract customers.
Before your organization or business hosts a gambling activity, make sure your event doesn’t violate state laws against
gambling. Here are some common pitfalls your group or business needs to avoid:
                                             Top Gambling Violations
In Arizona, gambling is deemed to be illegal when any of the following conditions exist:

• The host of the game requires that players pay fees in order to participate (buy-ins or re-buys);
• The host requires a cover charge, donation, or “voluntary” donation from players who want to participate in the game;
• The host takes a percentage of the money the players wager or win;
• The host requires a minimum purchase (food, drink, or any other item);
• The host provides equipment (chair, chips, tables, cards, or other items) and charges players rental fees, equipment
    fees, user fees or other fees in order to participate.

These are some of the most common forms of illegal or potentially illegal gambling in Arizona:

1. Poker Tournaments, Poker Games, Texas Hold ‘Em
Poker Tournaments are commonly held at local bars and restaurants, event centers, and, occasionally, private
residences. These include games such as “Texas Hold ‘Em.” Poker Tournaments become illegal when the host of the
event requires any type of entry fee, cover charge, or purchase in order to play. For example, if the bar charges players a
fee to play, the poker game is illegal. If the bar, restaurant, or other venue asks players for a cover charge in order to
enter the bar, restaurant, or venue that is hosting the poker tournament, the game is illegal. If the host takes a percentage
of the money the players bet, the game is illegal. If the host requires players to buy food, beverages, T-shirts, or other
items in order to participate, the game is illegal.
2. Sports Pool Contest
A typical “Sports Pool” contest uses a chart that consists of a predetermined number of squares arranged in a grid format.
A specific chart is used for each sporting event. Participants purchase one or more of the squares for a specified amount
of money. The participants can win all or a portion of the pooled money if their square is chosen as the winning square in
the competition. Sports Pools are considered illegal if the host of the event receives a fee for his services or if all the
pooled money doesn’t go back to the participants. If the host takes a percentage of the pooled money, the Sports Pool is
illegal.
3. Fantasy Sports Team
In a typical “Fantasy Sports Team” contest, a participant purchases an ideal team roster. The roster consists of players
selected by the participant for the purpose of competing in the contest. Typically, participants must pay an additional cost
to trade players with each other. A participant has an opportunity to win either a portion of the pooled money or a prize
based on his team’s performance during the season relative to the performances of the other participants’ fantasy teams.
Fantasy Sports Team games are illegal if the host of the event receives a fee for services provided or if all the pooled
money doesn’t go back to the participants. If the host takes a percentage of the pooled money, the Fantasy Sports Team
contest is illegal.
4. Games of Skill
Games of Skill include billiards (“pool”), darts, trivia, or other intellectual games. Usually, the participants bet among
themselves and the winner of the competition receives the amount wagered. Games of Skill are illegal if the host of the
event receives a fee for services provided or if all the money wagered doesn’t go back to the participants.
5. Poker Runs
Poker Runs for charity (such as those staged by motorcycle or car clubs) amount to illegal gambling under Arizona law.
Poker Runs typically have a participant pay a registration fee or purchase cards or hands at various rally points. At the
end of the Poker Run, a cash prize is usually awarded based on the hand the participant receives. Even if the contribution
goes to a charitable cause or to a non-profit organization, participants still pay money to enter, which makes the activity
illegal gambling.



PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT                             Page 11 of 12   PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
6. 50-50 Drawings
A 50-50 Drawing is a type of Raffle in which the funds raised are split 50-50 between the fund-raisers and the winner. 50-
50 Drawings are illegal in Arizona. The participant is required to purchase tickets for a chance to win cash, a requirement
that makes the 50-50 Drawing illegal. Raffles are permitted only if they are conducted by tax-exempt organizations under
very strict conditions set out by Arizona law.
7. Office Pools
In a typical Office Pool, employees in the office wager and make their best guesses on the outcome of a future event, with
all the money going to the person whose guesses turn out to be the most accurate. Office Pools are often centered on the
results of an athletic contest (e.g., the Super Bowl, World Series, or NCAA College Football or Basketball
Championships). Office Pools can also involve bets on other events, such as the birth of a child (e.g., birth date, gender,
or weight of the child). Office Pools are ordinarily considered to be forms of gambling. Office Pools are illegal if the host or
organizer receives a fee for services provided or if all the money wagered doesn’t go back to the participants. If the
organizer takes a percentage of the money bet or won, the Office Pool is illegal.

Under Arizona law, all “gambling” is unlawful and subject to criminal penalties unless it falls within a statutory exclusion or
exception (A.R.S. § 13-3302). There are six statutory exceptions to Arizona’s general prohibition on gambling:

    (1) gambling at state, county, or district fairs that satisfies certain restrictions;
    (2) raffles conducted by certain qualifying non-profit organizations;
    (3) raffles conducted by certain state, county, or local historical societies;
    (4) “regulated gambling” as defined in A.R.S. § 13-3301;
    (5) “amusement gambling” as defined in A.R.S. § 13-3301; and
    (6) “social gambling” as defined in A.R.S. § 13-3301.

The prohibition against gambling takes into consideration the circumstances under which games of chance or skill are
played. Even when the form of gambling is legal, participants must be 21 years or older.

  Chief Enforcement Officer, Arizona Department of Gaming
  202 East Earll Dr., Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85012
  602-604-1801 or E-mail rcasillas@azgaming.gov




TIPS FOR ONLINE PASSWORD SECURITY
The Scambusters website (www.scambusters.org) had a article all about how to protect
passwords for your online accounts. Most interesting was the descriptions of the powerful
password cracking program “brute force.” For your online safety, you may want to learn
about some of the tips. You can read the article at:
http://www.scambusters.org/computerpasswords2.html

RFID USED IN CASINO CHIPS
See an article about the use of RFID or Radio Frequency Identification in casinos. Using
this technology, casinos can verify the authenticity of a casino chip, track their location on
the floor, and several other interesting uses. You can read about this at:
http://secprodonline.com/Articles/2009/02/12/California-Casino-RFID.aspx

ARIZONA REPUBLIC ARTICLE
Check out this great article including the Whispering Palms Neighborhood Patrol!
http://www.azcentral.com/community/nephoenix/articles/2009/03/13/20090313phx-
drughouse0314.html
                               Thank you for all your hard work!!




PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT                                Page 12 of 12     PHOENIX NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL

								
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