TIP #! "Stranger Danger"

Posted on : March 21, 2019 Updated on : March 20, 2019 in: Tips, Website .

 Teach your kids about “stranger danger”

While it’s important to teach your children courtesy and politeness, they should also know that they should never, ever speak to strangers when they are alone. Teach this in a non-alarmist way – you don’t need to scare them into submission, just establish basic rules and follow them yourself. (Lead by example.) For example, tell your children that they should never open the door to strangers and should always ask a visitor to identify him or herself. Whenever the doorbell rings, make sure to get a verbal ID before opening the door. If ...

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TIP #2 Everyone should know how to arm- but not disarm - the burglar alarm

Posted on : March 20, 2019 Updated on : March 20, 2019 in: Tips, Website .

Your home alarm is one of the best tools in your burglar prevention arsenal, so make sure everyone in your family knows how to arm the system. On the flip side however, don’t teach very young kids the alarm code. The general rule of thumb is, if they’re not old enough to stay home alone, then they don’t need to know your code. Even if you trust your little ones, remember that they are innocent and may accidentally let slip to someone who shouldn’t have it.

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KendallWatch Meeting Schedule to May 2019

Posted on : March 13, 2019 Updated on : March 13, 2019 in: Website .

Remaining KendallWatch Meeting Schedule:
Please mark your calendars.

April 8th
May 13th

Further dates will be listed later in the year.

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9-1-1 How Calls Receive Priority

Posted on : March 13, 2019 Updated on : March 13, 2019 in: Tips, Website .

Critical - Immediate
Crime in progress, serious threat to life, for immediate response by the nearest police unit - regardless of current assignment. *Some examples are: Stabbing, Officer down, Armed robbery, Injured persons

First Priority
Prevention of Casualty - Probability of Apprehension
Criminal act in progress with a strong probability of apprehension or the prevention of a more serious crime.
* Some examples are: All alarms, Physical altercations, Injury accidents, Suspicious persons, Vehicle prowlers

Immediate Dispatch
Incidents where there is a threat of violence or injury, opportunity exists for police action to prevent a more serious situation. *
Some examples are: Physical disturbances, Verbal disputes ...

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When to call 9-1-1

Posted on : March 13, 2019 Updated on : March 13, 2019 in: Tips, Website .

If you need immediate police, fire or medical response, call 9-1-1.

If you have witnessed suspicious/illegal activity, are concerned for the well being of yourself or another, or need to report a crime, call 9-1-1

9-1-1 Operators are not law enforcement officers, they are trained to:

  1. Determine the priority of the call.
  2. Obtain the information necessary to assure that responding officers are prepared.

Remember, there is no charge for 9-1-1.

If an incident you report is part of an on-going problem, and the activity keeps on occurring, keep on reporting it. If the pattern changes, report that change. Any ...

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Posted on : March 13, 2019 Updated on : March 13, 2019 in: Website .

Deputy Mark Jilk who serves the Glacier and Baker Lake areas.

Please call 911 if you should have an emergency.

E-mail your questions and tips regarding these areas to: MJilk@co.whatcom.wa.us

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Posted on : March 13, 2019 Updated on : March 13, 2019 in: Website .

Please call 911 for Emergencies

Neighborhood Deputy J. Loreen can be reached at 360-778-6753
E-mail address: jloreen@co.whatcom.wa.us

Please note that Deputy Loreen covers the Columbia Valley. 
(Kendall, the Paradise Lakes Community, the Peaceful Valley Community and Campers Paradise) and including Maple Falls.

You will find the contact numbers under Important Numbers


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9-1-1 Wireless Phone Calls in the Wilderness

Posted on : March 13, 2019 Updated on : March 13, 2019 in: Tips, Website .

Who Will I Reach?

  1. You need to know that wireless phone service may not be available in the wilderness.
  2. If service is available, your 9-1-1 call for help will be picked up by the nearest cellular tower in the most direct line of sight to your location. It could be picked up at a county 9-1-1 center, by State Patrol dispatch, or even by the Canadian authorities. Since these call answering centers are all located outside the boundaries of the calling area, they would have no way of knowing from where you are calling unless you tell them.
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Question: How long does it take to secure your load?

Posted on : March 13, 2019 Updated on : March 13, 2019 in: Tips, Website .

Answer: A few seconds more than it takes to destroy someone's life.


  1. IT SAVES LIVES:  Across North America, road litter, either dumped on purpose by motorists or accidental fall-outs from unsecured loads, causes 25,000 accidents every year, nearly 100 of them fatal. Road litter poses a serious hazard here in Washington too. On average, there are 350 accidents involving road debris on state highways each year.  Source: The Washington State Deparment of Transportation.
  2. IT IS THE LAW:  No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public highway unless such vehicle is ...

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Personal Property Inventory

Posted on : Oct. 27, 2018 Updated on : Oct. 27, 2018 in: Community, Website .

Every year the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office investigates hundreds of Burglaries and Thefts. Only a small percentage of the stolen property is recovered and returned to the owner. One of the main reasons property isn’t returned is the lack of documentation. Property is recovered, but there is no way to match it with the owner. The unclaimed property goes into evidence, and eventually to auction.

When an item is stolen the information goes into a police report. Generally the more specific details about the item, the more likely it will be recovered and returned to the rightful owner ...

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