Here are a few crime prevention tips to lower the possibility of falling victim to trending crimes in the area:
1. LOCK YOUR CAR. Every time, even at home or in your garage.
2. Put outgoing mail in a SECURED mailbox. When using the post office, use the drop box inside and not the one on the street or parking lot.
3. Secure your bicycle. Use a theft-proof locking device.
4. Do not send money or nude photographs to people you meet online and have not verified in person.
The vast majority of crimes in Atlantic Beach are crimes of opportunity. This means there are things you can do to prevent yourself from being a victim. Think Smart! Take the extra few seconds! Help us help you! As always, if you see or hear something suspicious ... call ABPD at 904-247-5859, or 911 for emergencies. And don't forget to download and use the SaferWatch app.