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Welcome To Safety Town
The Citizen’s Advisory Board for the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center, theEl Paso Police Department, and the El Paso Police Foundation are offering thispersonal safety educational program to children ages 5-8.
2013 SAFETY TOWN NOTES:
Sessions are free to the public and open to all children ages 5-8.
Each ses-sion is limited to 25 children on a first come, first serve basis;
Sessions will be held
Monday through Friday
June 10 through June 14,2013;
will be held from 8:30am to 10:30am and
from 11 am to1 pm at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd.Suite A, El Paso, TX. 79935;
Children will receive valuable pedestrian, bicycle, home, fire, and personalsafety presentations;
Friday, June 14, is Graduation Day at the Pebble Hills Regional CommandCenter 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd. Suite A El Paso, TX. 79935;
All children completing Safety Town will receive anAmber Card and a Certificate of Accomplishment.
Registration ends when each session is full.
For more information call: 599-5516 or 599-5512
Police Warn of Phone
Call Scam in El Paso Area
EL PASO, TEXAS – The El Paso Police Department has recently re-ceived information from concerned citizens regarding a national tele- phone scam impacting the local area. This particular scam involvesvictims being called by individuals identifying themselves as El PasoElectric representatives.
The scammer then relays infor-mation about the need for an up-grade to existing electric serviceor that electric service is subjectto disconnection and requires animmediate payment.
Accordingto El Paso Electric’s Public Rela-tions Manager Henry Quintana,“El Paso Electric never contactscustomers over the phone demand-ing an immediate payment.
Police advise citizens should beextra vigilant when receiving un-solicited phone calls when thecaller requests an up-front pro-cessing/advance fee or paymentvia a prepaid debit card.
The ElPaso Police Department urges citizens to be weary of divulging personalinformation, including your name, address, bank account and/or creditcard information to strangers over the phone. Citizens should also be ad-vised that due to advances in Internet technology incoming phone callsmay appear to be from within the United States or a specific companywhen they originate in a foreign country or other source.If you believe a call may not be legitimate do not complete the requestedtransaction and contact El Paso Electric directly at (915) 543-5970 or (9575) 526-5555 to verify the information provided by the caller.The Police Department urges citizens to report suspicious behavior soscams can be proactively stopped before citizens are victimized.
Call the El Paso Police Department at(915) 832-4436 or (915) 564-7130.