Crime advisory 10/31/13
The Charleston Police Department is investigating multiple reports of counterfeit money being passed at multiple businesses in the Charleston area over the last several days. The counterfeit bills consist primarily of 10's and 20's. The most obvious indication these bills are counterfeit is the lady liberty torch and the number "10" on the ten dollar bills, and the eagle and number "20" on the twenty dollar bills are supposed to have a reflective characteristic. These reflective areas are generally located on the front of the bill toward the bottom right side. These reflective characteristics do not show up on the counterfeit bills. There are other discrepencies with these bills that will not be released at this time.
The Charleston Police department is encouraging all businesses and their employees to pay close attention to cash payments and to mark any and all bills that come in through patrons, especially all 10's and 20's to help ensure they are not counterfeit. Should you encounter a counterfeit bill please keep it and contact the Charleston Police. Any descriptive information on the individual using the bill would be helpful.
Anyone with any information regarding these counterfeit bills and those responsible for the manufacture of these bills, is encouraged to contact Det. West of the Charleston Police Dept. at 217-345-8422 between 8a-4p, our dispatch center at 217-345-0060, or Coles Count Crime Stoppers at (866) 345-8488.
Eastern Illinois University Police
The Eastern Illinois University Police Department, located at the corner of 7th and Grant, provides service and protection to the campus community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 23 person force of armed and commissioned police officers have full arrest power and are graduates of the Illinois Police Training Institute. All are trained in emergency response procedures, first aid, and firearms proficiency, and are provided continuing training opportunities to upgrade their skills.
The Department enforces state laws and University regulations. All criminal incidents are investigated. The University Police Department maintains a cooperative relationship with the Illinois State Police, the Coles County Sheriff's Department, and the Charleston Police Department. The University Police Department is a member of the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force, which is comprised of 7 law enforcement agencies responsible for street level investigations. The department receives its dispatching and Emergency 911 service from CECOM.
R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. We provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.
Please take the time to talk to our R.A.D. Instructors. Fill out a card of interest in person or print one online so that we can let you know when we will be conducting the next class. Please contact us with any questions you may have concerning R.A.D. at (217) 581-3213.
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