Monday, November 9, 2015

CAR PROWLS- One Officer’s Advice

Car prowls seem to be a consistent problem in our area. In this video of a training session sponsored by the NW Law Enforcement Business Alliance, Everett Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Eddie Golden gives some perspective on car prowls and identity theft.


1.      Officer Golden points out that the FTC does not investigate specific cases. On its web site, the FTC says that it collects “…complaints about hundreds of issues from data security and deceptive advertising to identity theft and Do Not Call violations, and make them available to law enforcement agencies worldwide for follow-up.” So while the FTC may not be able to help you with your specific case, filing a complaint with them can help with FTC and law enforcement agencies’ investigations and law suits against those who break consumer laws (

2.      In his talk, Officer Golden talks about how one car prowl group operated. It is a good example of how easy car prowls can occur.

Take a look at this 18 minute video and heed officer Golden’s recommendations for protecting your possessions and your identity:

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