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One of the goals stated in the CPAAAN Mission Statement is
to support law enforcement through education. "Sites to See"
is provided to make us better informed citizens.




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Virginia State Police

Information is available here on a variety of subjects including the Virginia Amber Alert and Senior Alert. One can also obtain information regarding firearms and concealed handgun permits, request certain information regarding registered sex offenders, and link to the official site of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Law enforcement services such as D.A.R.E., a drug and violence prevention and education program are described. Frequently Asked Questions regarding vehicle safety and locations of inspection centers.

Virginia State Police

Learn about Internet Safety, get expert advice, and become aware of internet predators

Parents or caregivers, educators, government officials, law enforcement, and youth organizations that want to learn more about the Internet and the possible dangers to children online should visit www.NetSmartz.org. It has many links including the Cybertip Line, and Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. According to the Norfolk Quarterly, this site is recommended by the Norfolk Police Department.


Internet Fraud

Be sure to visit this great web site sponsored by the FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service along with other partners dedicated to the education of consumer and prevention of internet fraud. This site will give you tips, describe the types of fraud, and tell victims' stories. It includes a highly informative section of Frequently Asked Questions. You can take a test to see if you are at risk for fraud and you can also file a complaint at this site. Beat the thieves by being informed!

Looks Too Good to Be True

Safe Shopping on the Internet

This informational site was created by the American Bar Association and contains a wide variety of subjects that will help you to order safely when shopping online. Topics included are security, delivery, complaints, best payment methods, and a helpful list of shopping tips.

Safe Shopping

The Federal Trade Commission

(FTC) is the nationís consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. At this site you will find general consumer information on a variety of topics including money and credit, health and fitness, privacy and identity theft. Look here for ways to reduce the possibility of identity theft, how to obtain free annual credit reports, and to become aware of recent scams. You can also order free booklets.

Federal Trade Commission

USA. gov is your resource for Consumer Information from the Federal Government

This is a first class site which was ranked as the most effective federal web site for 2007 and 2008. It has numerous links, and a huge amount of information on identity theft, privacy, chain e-mails, staying safe online, and common tax scams. Don't miss this one!

USA Government's Official Web Site

All About Norfolk

Here you will find "What's New?" in the city, information on all city programs, demographics, history, public services, and city map. Click on Norfolk Home Page, then on Police Department to learn about community policing, and Norfolk city patrol sectors. Multiple links from this page give a perspective of policing in the greater Tidewater area.

City of Norfolk

A Visit to New York

A very comprehensive web site that provides information on the NYPD, crime-fighting strategies, crime prevention tips, missing persons and Most Wanted by the NYPD. "Helpful Information" link and a "Site Guide" assist navigation through this site.

New York Police Department

The Virginia Community Policing Institute

The Mission of the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) is to advance public safety through training and services for law enforcement and the communities they serve. Visit this site to find out about one major program, Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE). This is a system which automatically notifies victims and others about any change in custody status for a particular incarcerated offender. A victim can register in VINE to receive immediate, automated notification against their offender and will be phoned or e-mailed if that person is released from custody, escapes, is moved to another facility, or has any other change in custody status. Victims and other concerned citizens can register at
vinelink or by calling 1-800-467-4943.

The Virginia Community Policing Institute

Area Vibes

The AreaVibes Livability Score was designed to help you find the best places to live. It is created using a unique algorithm that takes into account dozens of characteristics in 7 different categories including nearby amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. A total Livability Score is then calculated out of 100 for any area across America.