Crime Prevention & Education

By educating the community on crime prevention techniques and by getting citizens involved in crime prevention activities such as Neighborhood Watch, we can reduce the number of crimes in Falmouth and increase the quality of life for its citizens.

Sgt. Benjamin Guthrie is the coordinator for our Community Liaison Officers (Crime Watch). Please feel free to contact Sgt. Guthrie to ask about a Community Liaison Officer for your neighborhood.

Tel: 774-255-4527 (ext. 4565)

Email: Sgt. Benjamin Guthrie

Safety Bulletins

Telemarketing Fraud

Seniors and Telemarketing Fraud 101

Charitable Giving Done Wisely

Protect Yourself From Telephone Fraud

Other Fraud

Nigerian Letter Scam

Don’t Be Scammed!

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud

Home Security

Home Security – Invest In It Now

Home Security Checklist

Mail and Phone Scams

Police Protective Fund:  Charitable organization soliciting in Massachusetts.  The Falmouth Police Department is NOT affiliated with this organization.  Click here to read the press release.  Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.  March 2, 2003.

Nigerian Petroleum Corporation Phone Scam:  The scam involves a mailing from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation asking for assistance in transferring large sums of money between Nigeria and the USA.  Those agreeing to assist in the transaction are promised a percentage of the total transfer.  To view a copy of the mailing, click herePlease be aware that this invitation is a hoax!!   The National Fraud Information Center is aware of this particular scam. (March 28, 2002)

Internet Safety

A Family Guide to Using the Internet

Safe Surfing for Teens

McGruff’s Internet pledge

Social Networking Sites–A Parent’s Guide

Online Safety for Children

Download and review the following document discussing safe and practical use of the internet by children and teenagers.  Click here to download.

Halloween Safety

Click here for a list of safety tips to make trick-or-treating more safe and enjoyable.

Identity Theft

Attorney General Maura Healey’s Guide on Identity Theft for Victims and Consumers

Identity Theft (NCPC)

Identity Theft – It Could Happen To You (AG)

ID Theft Resource Guide (MCOPA)

Preventing Identity Theft: A Guide for Consumers (NCPC)

Other Resources

National Crime Prevention Council

The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General is oriented towards protecting public interests in such areas as children, health care, elders, consumer protection, environment, workplace, crime & justice, civil rights, and charities.