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From scooter safety to 911 cell phone service, watch the videos that are designed to inform you about laws and how to protect yourself. Topics include how to pay a traffic ticket, co-existing with coyotes, fingerprinting, and the nationally recognized Lakewood Police Department.

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Hundreds of homes have been lost in several notorious and devastating Colorado wildfires, but a disaster could happen at any time, anywhere. Coloradans have seen tornadoes, floods, house fires, and other types of disasters. How people prepare can make all the difference during in an emergency. Would you know what to do? Learn steps you can take to keep you and your family safe on this edition of Metro Voices.

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Looking for a job as an agent with the Lakewood Police Department?Take a look at this video to find out what to expect. Visit www.Lakewood.org/PDHiringProcess for more information.

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The HAWK Signal is used to stop traffic and allow pedestrians to cross safely. The signal only stops traffic as needed and allows traffic to flow when pedestrians are not present. The City is installing the signal at 260 Union which will make it easier for pedestrians to cross over Union Blvd. to access businesses and the Federal Center light rail station. This video was created to help drivers and pedestrians understand what action they need to take during the phases of the signal.

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The City of Lakewood Youth Police Academy lets motivated teens ages 16-18 go behind the scenes and see what police officers do. The academy is designed to be a hands-on, active experience for motivated youth who will have the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from police agents in a safe environment. Through team-building exercises, classroom instruction and numerous realistic training activities, participants learn to appreciate for the challenges facing police - and how police attempt to accomplish their mission in our community. Go to www.Lakewood.org/YPA more information or to apply.

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A brief history of the Lakewood Police Department. The department is currently accepting applications. Go to www.Lakewood.org/PDHiringProcess for more information.

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Potential recruits get an inside look at life in the city of Lakewood. The Lakewood Police Department is now accepting applications. Go to www.Lakewood.org/PDHiringProcess for more information.

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Details about benefits Lakewood Police agents receive on the job. The Lakewood Police Department is now accepting applications. Go to www.Lakewood.org/PDHiringProcess for more information.

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Take an inside look at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Lakewood Police Department's Regional Training Academy. The Lakewood Police Department is now accepting applications. Go to www.Lakewood.org/PDHiringProcess for more information.

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Take an inside look at the challenging and exciting job of a Lakewood Police agent and what their day looks like. The Lakewood Police Department is now accepting applications. Go to www.Lakewood.org/PDHiringProcess for more information.

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The City of Lakewood will be accepting applications through January 12, 2014. La Ciudad de Lakewood esta aceptando solicitud hasta Enero 12, 2014

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The Lakewood Police Department is encouraging neighborhoods, churches or businesses to plan a National Night Out event such as a block party, cookout or ice cream social. The annual event on the first Tuesday in August is a unique crime prevention program designed to heighten awareness, generate neighborhood spirit, promote police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. You can learn more about National Night Out by visiting Lakewood.org/NNO.

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A look at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Lakewood Police Department's new Regional Training Academy. The academy allows law enforcement agencies from all over the metro area to train their recruits the same way at the same time.

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Lakewood Police Chief Kevin Paletta gives thanks and recognition to police agents at this annual awards ceremony.

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Join FasTracks Freddy as he shows you how to ride the light rail and how to be safe around the trains and tracks. This video was produced by the City of Lakewood, Colorado and made possible through a grant by the 2012 Safe Routes to School program.

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What to do if you hear the warning sirens.

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Smart 911 is a nation-wide service that is entirely private, secure and free of charge to the citizens. Paid for by the Jefferson County 911 Authority Board, citizens can create a Safety Profile at www.Smart911.com, entering vital data they want made available on themselves and family members, their residence and even pets. This can include data on medical conditions, disabilities and/or special needs, children's photos, home addresses of cellphone callers, floor plans and other pertinent information. Smart911 delivers this information automatically to telecommunicators, who then enable responders to be more effective because they have access to critical health and logistics information before arriving at the scene of an emergency.

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It takes 15 seconds or less to for an experienced burglar to commit a crime. Find out how the Lakewood Police Department's W.A.R.N. Program is helping protect area businesses. Go to www.Lakewood.org/WARN to find out how the West Area Resource Network can help you.

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It takes 15 seconds or less to for an experienced burglar to commit a crime. Find out how you can protect your business by joining the Lakewood Police Department's W.A.R.N. Program - The West Area Resource Network. Go to www.Lakewood.org/WARN for more information.

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It takes 15 seconds or less to for an experienced burglar to commit a crime. Find out how you can protect your business by joining the Lakewood Police Department's W.A.R.N. Program - The West Area Resource Network. Go to www.Lakewood.org/WARN for more information.

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The Lakewood Police Department is providing the following information pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 16-13-901 through 16-13-905, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public about a sex offender's release when the offender has been determined to be a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP). The purpose of this notification is to enhance public safety. This information is intended for mature audiences and should not be viewed by children without parental supervision. http://www.lakewood.org/SVPnotice/

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Preparedness Pete offers some tips on how to protect yourself in case of a flood.

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If you're applying for a job that requires fingerprint identification, the City of Lakewood can help with that.

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Preparedness Pete tells you how you can protect your home from the dangers of wildfires.

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Preparedness Pete shows you why it's important to get your home ready for wildfire season.

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Preparedness Pete shows you what you need to have in your supply kit if a disaster ever strikes.

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Preparedness Pete shows you why it's important to have a plan ready if disaster ever strikes.

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Find out what to do to keep street painting on the road and not on  your car.

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Have you ever wondered about the people behind the cameras that monitor busy intersections? And why do some streets seem to have well-timed lights, but not all streets? This video will explain the complexities of traffic timing and demystify the science behind it.

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We all walk, bike, and drive. DON'T BE A ROAD HOG! Let's all share the road. A Colorado Department of Transportation campaign to encourage a consistent and cohesive message throughout Colorado urging all roadway users to share the road.

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The Lakewood Youth Police Academy gives young people a chance to explore a career in police work.

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Colorado is coyote country. With our homes so close to the Front Range, you're bound to see one now and again. This educational video gives you some helpful advise on how to keep your home, and family, safe from coyotes.

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Preparedness Pete talks about wildfire prevention and preparedness.

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Everything you need to know about operating a low-power scooter in Lakewood!

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The video shows you how to avoid being defrauded. How to protect yourself and avoid scams.

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Register your mobile or VOIP phone with www.your911.net

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This Jefferson County InSIGHTS video discusses the importance of rabies vaccinations for your pets and livestock. It also describes the dangers of rabies to humans.

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More than 65 agents from the Lakewood Police Department have gone on to other agencies to be chiefs, sheriffs and law enforcement executives. What is it about the Lakewood Police Department that produces such exceptional leaders? Program host Ed Sardella talks with Chief Kevin Paletta and five other chiefs about the law enforcement legacy of Lakewood.