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PEABODY POLICE CITIZENS ACADEMY

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WE ARE CURRENTLY IN BETWEEN SESSIONS BUT PLEASE STAY TUNED AS WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE NEXT SESSION ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AS SOON AS IT IS SCHEDULED.

 

The Peabody Police Citizens Academy is a unique program which allows citizens from our community to get an insider’s view of the daily duties of our police officers, dispatchers, clerical staff and all others who work within our department day in day out. Some of the topics covered will be Criminal investigations, Crime scene processing, Crime prevention, Community Policing and more.

Sessions will be held at The Peabody Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. For more information please call Sgt. Christos Zamakis at 978.538.6329.

To download an application just click on the link below, completed applications can be mailed to Peabody Police Dept.  6 Allens Lane , Peabody Ma. 01960 or you can email a digital copy to .

Peabody police citizen academy application

 

 

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DOWNTOWN STICKER PROGRAM

 

The 2017 Parking stickers are now on sale and available for purchase Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm at

 

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Traffic Division
6 Allens Lane
Peabody, Ma. 01960

Qualified applicants may purchase stickers for $100

All 2017 Parking stickers will be valid till December 31st , 2017.

LICENSE and REGISTRATION must be shown when purchasing stickers. Also please have a letter from employer verifying your employment at their business and/or employer contact information.

There will be NO mail order sales. The parking spaces are limited and will be sold on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. Stickers can only be used in designated marked spaces in the following downtown parking lots:  CENTRAL STREET, FOSTER STREET, MILL STREET AND NICHOLS LANE.

For questions, please contact Parking Clerk at (978) 538-6312.

 

 

 

 

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CYBER INSECURITY

Here are 3 steps to combat cyber attacks

 

Recently at least 70 million  Target customers had their personal information compromised by a data breach at the well known department store. Cyber attacks are real and becoming more frequent in this day and age. The average citizen must be more vigilant and protective with their personal information now more than ever.  Here are three important steps from the Peabody Patch that can be taken  towards protecting your identity and your personal data.               cyber security

 

1) Prevent: In many cases, like that of the thousands of veterans who may have had personal details published earlier this week due to an unfortunate “defect” on a website run by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, there’s not much that the victims could have done to prevent a security breach. However, hackers come in all sizes, so be sure to create secure passwords as your first line of defense.

2) Identify: A person can go crazy wondering if their personal information has been compromised online. Somewhat ironically, there’s a website that can help with that. Haveibeenpwned.com can check your email address and let you know if it’s been associated with any services that have been compromised. It’s a great place to start. Go here for a list of other signs suggesting you’ve been hacked.

3) Act: If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having been hacked, don’t waste any time in acting.  After being hacked himself, Wired writer Mat Honon explains what to do in the situation. Honon’s list of steps reads: “Ask Yourself Why”; “Reset Your Passwords”; “Update and Scan”; “Take Back Your Account”; “Check for Backdoors”; “Follow the Money”; “Perform a Security Audit on All Your Affected Accounts”; “De-Authorize All Those Apps”; “Lockdown Your Credit’; “Speak Out.” It may seem arduous, but it’s probably much easier than having your identity and/or the contents of your bank account stolen. Go here for Honon’s in-depth instructions.

To read the full article on Cyber Insecurity: What you need to know go to Peabody Patch.

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