The three things necessary to commit a crime are: Desire, Ability, and Opportunity, known as the Crime Triangle. As a citizen there is little you can do to affect a criminal’s desire and/or ability to commit crime. Therefore, minimizing/eliminating opportunity is your best defense against crime.
We have provided a range of crime prevention awareness materials and information in this section of our web from various resources. We encourage you to read and share the information with your friends, family and co-workers. Also note you can contact our Community Policing Unit for more details or to schedule community presentations for your group.
Harford County Sheriff's Office provides citizens several technological ways to receive pertinent communications regarding public safety information from law enforcement.
(We encourage photocopying or reproductions of any of our materials for distribution)
Personal/Individual Safety Resources
- Crime Prevention Tips
- Personal Safety Tips
- Neighborhood Watch Program Brochure
- Bicycle Safety Brochure
- Travel Safety Brochure
- Vacation Safety Tips
- A Consumer Guide for Seniors
Child Safety Resources
Business Safety Resources
Home and Neighborhood Safety Resources
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