Precinct 5 PENS January 2021
Welcome to this month’s PENS, Police Email Notification System bulletin. This monthly bulletin is brought to you from the Cobb County Police, Precinct 5 Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU5) and is designed to keep you aware of safety alerts and crime trends in your area and measures you can take to keep you and your family safe.
Public Safety Topic of the Month
Report It by LeadsOnline
Safe. Secure. Free.
With all the new gadgets and electronics that all of you received from Santa over the Holidays, you need to take advantage of the REPORT IT program that is provided to you free by LeadsOnline.
The Cobb County Police Department contracts with a company called LeadsOnline which collects data on pawned items that might have been taken in a theft or criminal activity. The system adds millions of records each day and is used by more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies to recover stolen property and solve crimes.
LeadsOnline also provides a service called Report It which is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record an unlimited number of serial numbers, descriptions and upload images of phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, you can share your inventory list with law enforcement and with your insurance company. Citizens wanting to participate in Report It can register at reportit.leadsonline.com begin building their personal property inventory list.
Cobb County COVID-19 Information
Cobb & Douglas Public Health Initial Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine
Dec. 23, 2020 - Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) has received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and began providing vaccinations to staff wishing to be vaccinated on the CDPH Marietta campus earlier this week. This will be followed by vaccine administration to district healthcare personnel working on the front lines of the pandemic, and residents of local long-term care facilities.
If you are a first responder, healthcare worker, or 65 years of age or older, you can go to cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com to register for a vaccine appointment.
Key Points to Remember:
- Everyone must have an appointment to receive a vaccine. Individuals may come together in the same car if they have appointments for the same day, even if different times.
- Please be patient as CDPH is adding appointments to the system no more than 5 days out due to uncertain vaccine supply.
- There are a limited number of appointments each day, so you may not get an appointment right away.
- Please follow the instructions in your appointment confirmation email.
What You Can Do
- Lock your doors, including the one from the garage
- Keep garage doors closed-check before bed every night
- Motion sensor activated lighting
- Surveillance cameras
Entering Auto Prevention
- Lock your vehicles and remove items of value and items that appear to contain valuables.
- If you can’t keep them with you, secure your valuables in the trunk before reaching your location.
- Keep your vehicle locked and your purse or wallet on your person while fueling at the gas station.
- Anti-Theft mailboxes with a special locking system
- Security Cameras
- Do not raise the mail flag
- Do not send cash, checks, or anything that has credit card information
Remember to CALL 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity. If you see something, say something!
The Cobb County Police Camera Registration program is a police/community video partnership that operates on a voluntary basis with homeowners, neighborhoods and business owners who own private video surveillance systems. We encourage both businesses and residents to register their cameras online by completing the form below.
This program is intended to let our officers know where cameras are active in the county in case a crime occurs. It is not intended for active surveillance, and officers will not have direct access to homeowners' cameras. Those who register a camera will be contacted if a crime occurs in the vicinity of that camera.
Information provided by residents and businesses will be maintained in a secure database.
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Det. Lieutenant J.B Wade
Det. Sergeant W.R. Pettitt
Cobb County Police Department
Criminal Investigation Unit Pct. 5
4640 Dallas Highway
Powder Springs, GA 30127