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The Nassau County Security/Police Information Network (SPIN) is a dynamic, multi-dimensional crime prevention partnership between the Nassau County Police Department and the private sector that seeks to increase public safety through the sharing of important and timely information. This program is designed to promote Homeland Security initiatives and business continuity, as well as foster the exchange of information that is critical to the success of protecting Nassau County residents and businesses.

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(September 1, 2008) National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. 
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(September 1, 2008) Stop - DWI Campaign
Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey announces that this coming weekend, the Nassau County Police Department will participate in a “STOP-DWI” grant that will allocate additional police officers to conduct an extensive DWI enforcement initiative. Read more.

(August 1, 2008) School Safety
September is back-to-school time for students all over the country. Amid the excitement of new teachers, classes and friends, it's easy to forget the day-to-day hazards that go along with school attendance - particularly for younger students. Read more.

(August 1, 2008) Tips for College Bound Students
Students heading off to college—perhaps for the first time this year—may be inexperienced at driving long distances or driving alone. Read more.

(July 9, 2008) Water Safety
Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey would like to remind county residents that water safety is something that all parents should be aware of. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related death among children ages 1 - 14.
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(July 2, 2008) Social Host Law
On July 17, 2007, the Nassau County's Social Host Law, (Local Law 13), was signed and made part of the Nassau County's Miscellaneous Laws by the County Executive. This law serves to deter the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors at private homes. Underage drinking is a significant societal problem that causes concern for our communities. House parties are a common occurrence particularly during summer months when school is not in session. Read Local Law 13.

(June 12, 2008) Prom Safety Tips
Attached for your information, are some helpful Prom tips for parents as well as teens, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Read more.

(June 11, 2008) Summer Heat Safety Tips
Summer is almost here and along with it comes hot and humid conditions. Rising temperatures, and upcoming heat waves can create a dangerous environment for the residents and visitors of Nassau County. Read more.

(June 1, 2008) Travel Tips
With the busy summer season fast approaching, here are a few travel tips to help assist you in your travel plans. This up coming summer travel season is shaping up to be one of the busiest travel season in years with new document requirements for travel to destinations outside of the United States. Feel free to share this information with others, and have a great and safe summer.
Top Ten Travel Trips

Air Travel Tips
Ten Things to Know Before Going on a Cruise
Tips for Family Road Trips

(05/01/2008) Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
The Internet has changed the way we live, work and shop. The growth of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without ever leaving home. But when it comes to buying medicine online, it is important to be very careful. Read more.

(05/01/2008) DEA Warning
Federal law prohibits buying controlled substances such as narcotic pain relievers, sedatives, stimulants and anabolic steroids without a valid prescription from your doctor. Read more.

(05/01/2008) Counterfeit Drug Identification
How can you differentiate legitimate pharmaceuticals from counterfeits? Read more.

Increase in Portable GPS Thefts
Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey urges Nassau County residents to make a concerted effort to deter would-be thieves from stealing their portable GPS devices. Read more.

Counterfeit Lottery Scams
Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey is urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving unexpected mailings or other forms of solicitations that inform them that they are winners of a lottery, especially if the correspondence is from a foreign country. Read more.

Tips for a Scam-Free Holiday
With the holiday season upon us, here is some helpful information for a scam & fraud free holiday. Read More.

NRF's Top Ten Tips for Buying Gift Cards
According to a recent NRF consumer survey, gift cards will be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. Shoppers need to be smart when buying gift cards, understanding there are important differences between gift cards purchased in the store and those that come from credit card companies and banks. Read More.

Tips for a Safer Holiday Season
The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to gather and celebrate. It is also a time of continuous activity, with errands to run and scheduled activities that demand attention and time. Here are a few holiday safety tips to help you negotiate through the busy holiday season. Feel free to share this information with others.
Winter Season Safety Tips
Holiday Safety Tips
Tips for a Safer Holiday

Internet Safety
The Internet has become a vital part of our everyday lives in countless ways. The potential for tremendous consumer benefits is great, however, the opportunity for fraud and deception continues to grow as quickly as the improving technology. Fraud is opportunistic, and fraud perpetrators are always among the first to appreciate the potential of a new technology.
Phishing Pharming Prevention
Internet Fraud Prevention

October 16, 2007
Department of Homeland Security Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report

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Halloween Safety Tips
Commissioner Mulvey encourages everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween and be mindful regarding the festivities associated with this Holiday. Halloween brings about many children trick-or -treating in our communities. Parents and guardians should speak to their children on a variety of safety issues before they go out into their neighborhoods. Some of the safety concerns should focus on the following items: Read More Here. (Requires Adobe Reader).

September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. Read More Here

Burglary Prevention / Home Invasion Safety Tips
Whether you leave your home for five minutes or weeks, recognize that it's vulnerable whenever it's unoccupied. While you cannot be home all of the time, you can devise a home security program that works for you around the clock. Read More Here

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