Huntley Safety 1st

Huntley Safety 1st

Huntley Safety 1st is a monthly education series written by the staff of the Huntley Police Department. On the first of each month, we provide citizens with information on a different public safety related issue.

March 2019
Spring into Preparedness
Sergeant Hewitt discusses steps you and your family should take to prepare for severe weather and tornadoes.

February 2019
See Flashing Lights - Move Over
Officer Keppler provides information on Scott's Law (also known as the Move Over Law). The law requires simple steps for drivers that can help everyone on the road get home safely.

January 2019
Don't Fall for the Scam
Telephone scams have become a prevalent form of fraud, particularly preying on our older community. Officer Choklad discusses how to spot scams and avoid being a victim. 

December 2018
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Officer Griffith reminds us of the dangers of impaired driving asks that everyone celebrate responsibly this holiday season.

November 2018
Resources for Caregivers
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Providing care to a loved one is very important and very challenging. Sergeant Hooten discusses some resources available through the Huntley Police Department.

October 2018
Crime Prevention Starts with You
October is National Crime Prevention Month.  Officer Ingallinera offers some tips for residents to protect themselves and their property from crime.

September 2018
Child Passenger Safety Check Up
In September we observe National Child Passenger Safety week. Officer Juliano offers some check up tips and information on the Huntley Police Department Child Safety Seat Program.

August 2018
Watch for Kids and Buses
Huntley schools are back in session on August 15. Officer Dvorak asks all drivers to take a moment to brush up on rules of the road regarding school buses and school zones.

June 2018
Let's Have a Safe Summer
June signals the start of summer vacation for our students.  School Resource Officer Gregorio reminds parents and drivers of safety tips to help avoid pedestrian accidents.

May 2018
Keep Young Drivers Safe
May is Youth Traffic Safety Month and we are asking all parents to take some time to talk with the young drivers in their families about safe driving habits. Officer Miller offers some talking points to start this conversation.

April 2018
Fly Smart - Fly Safe
Recreational drones are becoming an increasingly popular hobby. If you have a drone or are considering getting one, take the time to educate yourself on the laws and safety requirements. Officer Rowlett provides some safety tips and resources to help you get started.

March 2018
Get a Good Deal, Not a Scam
Do you buy or sell items through services like Offer Up, Let Go, Craigslist, or Facebook? If so, please read some safety tips from Officer Fabis to make sure that you don't get scammed while trying to get a good deal.

February 2018 
Is it Love - or a Scam?
Are you looking for a Valentine, perhaps on a dating website or app?  While you can meet nice people, some scammers use these sites to con people out of money.  Officer Racila provides information on how to spot and prevent falling victim to a "sweetheart scam."

January 2018
Fight Back Against Credit Card Skimming
As you're reviewing your holiday spending, be sure to also take some time to look for suspicious activity in your financial accounts.  Officer Kummer discusses credit card skimmers and provides tips to protect yourself from this type of fraud.

December 2017
Protect Your Deliveries this Holiday Season
We all love the convenience of online shopping and home delivery especially during the busy holiday season.  Detective Pishotta offers some tips to make sure those deliveries stay safe.

November 2017
Get Prepared for Winter Travel
November in Winter Preparedness Month.  Officer Callahan reminds us that taking the time to prepare can help us all have safer travels this winter.

October 2017
Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence
October is national Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Detective Kallantzes provides information to those affected by DV. Most importantly, remember that you are not alone and we are here to help you.

September 2017
Disasters Don't Plan Ahead - But You Can!
September is National Preparedness Month and Sergeant Sullivan offers some advice to help you get started with your plans.

August 2017
Back to School Traffic Safety Lessons

School is back in session in Huntley on August 23.  Officer Sander provides a refresher on traffic rules and safety issues.

July 2017
Safety Tips to Enjoy the Ride
Summer is in full swing and many of you are enjoying bicycling through our lovely community. Officer Cory Coss provides some safety reminders for cyclists.

June 2017
Play it Safe with Online Gaming
Many kids enjoy online games over the summer.  Officer James Daley provides safety tips for parents.

May 2017
Motorcyle Safety is a 2-Way Street
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and Officer Justin Harper provides tips for all vehicles to share the road safely.




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