Helpful Links


Virginia Sheriff’s Institute  


Virginia Sheriff’s Association


National Sheriff’s Association  


Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy


Hopewell Police Department  


Virginia Amber Alerts



The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children



Virginia State Police's Missing Children Clearinghouse




D.A.R.E. To Keep Kids Off of Drugs (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)



United States Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.)



D.E.A. Young Adults Resource



In the Event of an Emergency


In the event that an emergency should occur you can be sure that you and your family are prepared by visiting the Virginia Department of Emergency Management website. This site will help you prepare for all types of emergencies. The site gives you suggestions on kits you can put together for you and your family and it will also give you the pros and cons of staying home or evacuating during an emergency.


Auto Theft


For information on automobile theft crimes, visit Help Eliminate Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.) at www.heatreward.com Sometimes Crime Does Pay!

HEAT suggests you report criminal activity as soon as possible. In addition to doing a favor for yourself and your fellow drivers, you might collect a HEAT award of up to $25,000. To be eligible for a reward, all you have to do is provide information that leads to an arrest for auto theft-related offenses, including the theft of vehicles (over 18,000 vehicles are stolen in Virginia each year) or their parts (in excess of 25,000 thefts of vehicle parts are reported annually). The number to call is: 1-800-947-HEAT. You may remain anonymous and still collect a reward from H.E.A.T.



Bad Checks


Stop Fraud Scams, Check Fraud, Forgery, Counterfeiting, Bank Fraud, White-Collar Crimes and Identity theft. For information on reporting fraud and other fraud resources, visit the National Consumers League website at www.fraud.org.

If you have been a victim of one of these crimes, or have information that could prevent these crimes from occurring, Call the National Check Fraud Center. 1-843-571-2143. Their office hours are 8 am to 7 pm EST (Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. For assistance with reporting bad checks, visit the National Check Fraud Center website at www.ckfraud.org.



Missing Person


To Report a Missing Person, or Provide Information About a
Missing Person, Call the Hopewell Police Department Immediately at:
(804) 541-2275



Victim's Assistance


If you have been the victim of a crime in Hopewell you can contact the Victim/Witness Assistance Program at (804) 541-2352


The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) has as excellent website devoted to helping crime victims at: http://www.victimsofcrime.org/. You may also call NCVC at 1(800)FYI-CALL or 1(800)394-2255.

The NCVC includes resources for victims of: Stalking, Teen Victims, Sexual Assault,
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Handgun Violence, Elder Abuse, Hate Crimes, Domestic/Partner Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect, Legal Resources and others.

Additionally, the Victim Services Unit of the Virginia Department of Corrections serves victims of crime can be found at: www.vadoc.state.va.us.



Senior Victim's Rights and Issues


Senior Navigator, Virginia’s Resource for Health and Aging at: www.seniornavigator.com.


Senior Citizens Handbook- Laws & Programs Affecting Senior Citizens in Virginia: www.vsb.org.



Identity Theft


If you suspect that your identity has been stolen, order a credit check of your Social Security Number (SSN) to see if anyone has used it.


Equifax
www.equifax.com
1-800-685-111
Post Office Box 740241
Atlanta, GA.
30374-0241


Experian
www.experian.com
1-888-EXPERIAN
Post Office Box 949
Allen, TX
75013-0949


Trans Union
www.tuc.com
1-800-916-8800
Post Office Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022-2000


For information on how to prevent identity fraud from occurring, and what to do after you have discovered an instance of identity theft, consult the Federal Trade Commission at


http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/


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