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The Safe Streets Campaign emphasizes community mobilization as a proactive approach to reduce and deter crime. Making use of community resources will help you connect with the help you need to improve your neighborhood. Here, you’ll find resources such as web sites, telephone contact information, tips and advice, and frequently asked questions (FAQs). You may find information here that can help you directly tackle issues that impact your neighborhood.
THINK SAFE. BE SAFE.
Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or call 911 for a natural gas or electric emergency, such as a gas leak or downed power line.
Smell natural gas?
-Do no tuse cell or land line phones near the leak.
-Do not touch any electric switches or use another electrical device.
-Do not smoke; light a match; use a lighter.
Your nose is not the only way to detect a natural gas leak. Blowing dirt, bubbles in a puddle or a hissing sound may indicate a leak.
Call 811 before you dig
Whether you're a homewoner or contractor, contact the 811 "Call Before You Dig" hotline two buisness days before digging. The law* requires anyone digging to call and have underground utilities located to avoid potential hazards. If you think you damaged underground utility line or smell th eodor of natural gas follow the safety steps above.
*See RCW 19.122 on http://leg.wa.gov
Safety Stinks! (For good reason)
Clean burning natural gas is odorless, colorless and non-toxic in its natural state. PSE adds a distinictive sulfur or rotten-egg odor to natural gas so even teh smallest leak can be detected.
Make sure your family and friends also know the smell of natural gas.
Markers identify natural gas pipelines
PSE installs above-ground pipeline markers to indicate buried natural gas pipelines in teh area. These are generally situated along highways and major road and railway intersections.
They display the name and phone numbers of the pipeline operator in case of an emergency. Pipeline markers are warning signsg indicate only the presence of a pipeline. Call 811 to determine the exact location of the pipeline.
We troubleshoot furnace problems
If you think your natural gas furnace, water heater or other appliances are not operating safely, or if you are having problems with pilot lights, please call us to schedule a PSE natural gas service technician for a free visit to diagnose the problem.
Depending on the diagnosis, the technician may make minor repairs (there will be a charge for parts and labor) or recommend you choose a contractor. Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 to report your problem and schedule a PSE service technician.
Stay clear of downed power lines
•Make sure there's at least a 10-foot clearance from overhead power lines for yourself and any equipment, such as ladders or antennas or painting, roofing or tree-pruning.
•Never try to retrieve anything caught in a power line or from a tree near a power line.
•Always assume a downed power line is energized, and move away to safety.
•Never touch a downed power line or anything near it.
•If you are in a vehicle and come in contact with a downed power line or electric equipment, stay in the vehicle, keep your car door closed. If able, call 911.
Be prepared for emergencies
Use this checklist to plan ahead and stay safe during a major power outage or natural disaster, such as an earthquake.
√Keep flashlights handy and make sure they have fresh batteries. Also, keep extra batteries on hand.
√Obtain an emergency kit that includes a three-day supply or food, water, flashlights, battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra batteries, medicine, pet supplies and a first aid kit.
√Have PSE's 24-hour customer service line - 1-888-225-5773 - readily available in case you need to call to report an electric or natural gas emergency.
For additional preparedness tips, visit: redcrosswashington.org
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North End Tacoma Police Department Sector 2 Information
As part of the ongoing efforts to educate the public in Tacoma Police Department Sector 2 the following is offered at the Sector 2 Police Substation located at 5140 North 26th St.
*If something is happening NOW CALL 911. If someone needs other police assistance, call the substation at (253) 573-3508 or the police non-emergency number at (253) 798-4721.
1.We have trained volunteers on the front desk to assist citizens who walk in. The hours of operation are weekdays only, 9 am to 9 pm. It is recommended that you call first to ensure someone is available. We may also be able to assist you by phone.
2. We have a dedicated computer set up for citizens to enter crime reports for things like car prowls, minor thefts and vandalism.
3. We have a number of forms such as theft inventory, vehicle collision and crime prevention for anyone who walks in.
4. The public meeting room is available and we urge more groups use it. They will need to meet the station commanders use guidelines
5. We have a medicine drop off box that anyone can use to dispose of out dated or unneeded medicines.
6. Volunteer Steve Hale is available to talk with groups about the burglary prevention program and answer questions. Free home surveys are still available in sector 2 and other sector residents should contact their sub stations to see what is available in their areas.
7. Please call our desk if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or need links to on-line crime preventions publications.
8. We can give presentations on volunteer duties or Crime Prevention to community group meetings held within the Tacoma Police sector 2 area.
Of all the major criminal offenses, residential burglary (don't forget car prowls are our biggest frequent problem now and you are much more likely to have one of them) most commonly locally. Examine your home, garage, shed on the outside and inside to see what changes may make it less attractive to criminals. Over 30% of our current burglaries are to buildings that were unlocked. Lock it all up and check your garage before you turn in for the night.
Lighting: Use security lighting on all sides of your home so that it is located high, out of reach and is vandal resistant.
Landscaping: Bushes, trees and shrubbery can conceal an intruder as he/she attempts entry into a window or door; or worse yet, as he waits in hiding for the homeowner. Trim shrubbery and trees so doors, windows, driveways and sidewalks are visible.
Locks: Dead bolt locks with a minimum 1 inch bolts are recommended for all exterior doors.
Doors: Exterior doors should be of solid core wood or steel and the strike plate should be secured with at least three inch screws.
Windows: Use a secondary lock or dowel in the track of all windows and sliding glass doors.
Alarms - a good alarm system will not stop all intruders, it will stop some of them and it will limit the time "they" will spend in your home to avoid detection.
Mark your property with your WA Drivers License number, record serial numbers and product model information , take pictures of jewelry and consider hiding at least some of it outside the master bedroom and bathroom where criminals are most likely to look first.
For more prevention tips check this web site for Tacoma Info: http://www.tacomacrime.org/CrimePrevention.htm
And Tips and Tricks by CBS - http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=13380
TNT article on Burglary - 2012 -
For the location and other information on Tacoma Police stations and sub stations go to:
Tacoma PD FAQ's - http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=1882
Tacoma Police Phone numbers -
For the vehicle prowl section; Car Prowls or thefts from vehicles is one of the most common crimes people will most likely experience. Use these tips to protect your property better.
Car Prowl Prevention Information TPD: