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The Mission of KendallWatch is to promote a clean, safe and strong community and to bring factual information to residents regarding topics or events that impact our area. KendallWatch is a not for profit Community Action Organization and Block Watch.

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Put Safety First Before Opening a Window

Posted on : July 16, 2014 Updated on : July 16, 2014 in: Tips .

Make sure your family is safe:

As temperatures go up, so do windows in many homes. Opening windows in your home to enjoy the warmer temperatures may seem harmless, but open windows have proven to be sources of injury and death for young children.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined the National Safety Council in urging parents and caregivers to be aware of the dangers of leaving windows open when young children are present.

According to CPSC data falls from windows result in an average of about eight deaths yearly to children five years or younger, while ...

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2014 - July 1st *Transition of Whatcom County EMS (Emergency Medical System)

Posted on : June 29, 2014 Updated on : June 29, 2014 in: Community .

http://www.piersystem.com/external/content/document/1149/2186677/1/EMS%20Transition.pdf

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Northwest Regional Council

Posted on : May 29, 2014 Updated on : May 29, 2014 in: Web Links .

The Northwest Regional Council is an association of county governments, serving Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties.

Serving people who are older or who need long-term care by providing supportive services as listed by going to the web site link http://www.nwrcwa.org/

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Sex Offender Information

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 in: Deputy's Page .

The topic of Sex Offender registration continually arises during community meetings. Recently several questions were asked about the legal requirements regarding registered sex offenders.
All county Sheriffs have a responsibility. The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) states:

The county sheriff with whom an offender classified as risk level III is registered shall cause to be published by legal notice, advertising, or news release a sex offender community notification that conforms to the guidelines established under RCW 4.24.5501 in at least one legal newspaper with general circulation in the area of the sex offender's registered address or location ...

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Tips for Landlords - Preventing Drug Labs On Your Property

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 in: Tips .

*Small changes can protect your investment.

The Costs are huge  

*When drug criminals operate out of rental property, owners pay a high price:

  • Loss or rent
  • Civil penalties
  • Damaged property
  • Decline in property values
  • Dangerous, threatening tenants
  • Resentful and angry neighbors
  • Loss of valued tenants

Facts:

Over half of the residential drug labs are found on rental property.

Property owners are responsible for decontamination costs.

Decontamination costs average $6,500 for a 1200 square foot home.

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Question: How long does it take to secure your load?

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 in: Tips .

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

WHY SHOULD YOU SECURE YOUR LOAD?

  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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Signs of long term drug use

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 in: Drug Education .

Here are some signs of long term drug use:

  • Falling grades and lack of investment or interest in previously enjoyed activities.
  • Different circle of friends
  • Abundant, unfocused energy
  • Verbal and physical violent rages
  • Weight loss and tooth decay
  • Inability to sleep: dark circles around the eyes
  • Depression and apathy
  • Irritability and aggression
  •  Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Skin ulcerations and infections
  • Unusual "chemical" smell on clothes and body

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Subtle signs of drug use

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 in: Drug Education .

Here are some subtle signs to look for that may indicate drug use:

  • Grades that have gone UP!
  • Endless energy and ability to exist on minimal sleep for a number of days followed by "crashing" that requires long periods of sleep.
  • Self applied pressure for absolute perfection
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Erratic mood swings and overreaction to normal stimulus
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Blood shot eyes, flushed face and dilated pupils
  • Secretive behaviour and activities and increased telephone calls
  • Lying

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HOW TO DESCRIBE A SUSPECT TO 9-1-1

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 in: Tips, Website .

Take note of the following characteristics, so you can report to 9-1-1 and make documentation of your own to keep.

Race or Ethnicity
Gender
Age (approximate

Complexion - light, dark, ruddy, etc.
Eye Color (if possible)
Hair - color, length, thick, thin, balding, full, facial hair, etc.

Height - estimate in two inch blocks, 5' 8" - 5" 10"
Weight - estimate in blocks of 20 pounds, 180-200 lbs.
Build - large, medium, small, stocky, thin, etc.

Distinguishing Features - tattoos, scars, eyeglasses, teeth, jewelry, etc.

Clothing - type, color, style, (start at the top and work down).
Direction of Travel

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9-1-1 How Calls Receive Priority

Posted on : May 18, 2014 Updated on : May 18, 2014 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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