Lost ID, traffic collisions can be prevented

This is the first in a regular series of reports from Force Protection on top issues in security and law enforcement at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC).

Each installment will highlight recent trends that Force Protection identifies as common or special concerns, as well as ways everyone can help alleviate them.

Lost Common Access Card (CAC)

The NBVC Police Department averages four reported incidents of lost CAC per day. Losing your CAC puts everyone on base at risk, as an unauthorized individual may attempt to use your CAC to gain access. Treat your CAC like your credit cards: Keep them in your purse or wallet. Also:

Do not leave your card unattended at your computer terminal.

Do not leave your card inside your vehicle.

Do not hang your card on your vehicle rear view mirror.

Place the card in your wallet or purse when you are not using it.

Individuals who lose their CAC will be delayed at the gate and will require an NBVC police officer escort to come aboard. You will then have to go to the Force Protection building, PH 1443, to report your lost or stolen CAC, and provide proof of being counseled by your chain of command prior to being issued a new card.

Traffic Collisions

During the last 30 days, nine motor vehicle collisions were reported on NBVC. Key factors were improper backing, following too closely and making improper u-turns. All of the collisions were a result of the operator not paying attention, and all were preventable. Stay vigilant: Be aware of your surroundings and watchful of other drivers to ensure that you make it safely to your destinations.

Property Crimes

Property crimes accounted for only 5 percent — or 17 of 350 — of the Police Departments calls for the past month. This success is attributed to some common sense crime prevention efforts of NBVC’s uniformed personnel, residents and employees. These techniques include:

Locking all doors and windows.

Ensuring that all items are stored properly in workspaces, garages, houses and vehicles — for example, storing bicycles in garages or locking them to fixed objects, and making sure valuables are out of sight, particularly when stored in vehicles.

Reporting suspicious activity immediately to the police. The sooner your police department is engaged regarding any suspicious activity, the greater the likelihood of determining the true nature of the situation and, if appropriate, apprehending the offender.

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