It's Friday again. I know that you have been waiting all week for the next installment of "On The Beat".
It's the reason you get up in the morning, it's the ultimate start to your day.
It's the serial that you have with your cereal.
Next of Kin program: The Next of Kin Program helps people living alone to have the contact details of their nominated person recorded at a local police station.
You may ask, "What's a next of Kin?".
A next of kin is defined in the dictionary (from the interweb) as "a persons closest living relative or relatives".
It has also been defined as your closest relation, nearest blood relation/relative, closest family member or in the case of childless couples, your next of kin are your parents.
So, if you have any of the above hanging around you should read on.
If you have no next of kin, a good friend will suffice.
The Next of Kin program records the contact details of your nominated Next of Kin, as well as the nominated doctor, dentist and any medical alerts that would help in an emergency situation.
The records will be entered onto a register. Any information provided will be securely stored and only accessed by NSW Police.
This information may assist the ambulance and police in an emergency situation, to contact a relative or other nominated person to inform them of your situation.
But there's more.
If you register on the NOK register you will receive not only a key ring but a sticker as well while stocks last (no steak knives).
The key ring has many functions, it can hold keys, it has a spot to write your registration number on and it can also be put in your pocket.
The sticker can be placed on the fridge or the phone (not both) to alert emergency services that you are registered in the 'Next of Kin' program.
The key ring will also stop any rhinoceros from trampling your vegie garden.
What a great device! (Zoo's and Africa excluded.The rhinoceros claim may not be true)
By now you have probably spilt your coffee down the front of you shirt in excitement.
"How do I register?" you ask.
It is simple. Just get on the NSW Police website, I generally type "NSW Police NOK", a form will come up.
You can download it, fill it in and forward it to the Crime Prevention Officer at your local police station.
So not only do you receive the amazing key ring and sticker, but everything is free! The key ring will be forwarded to you via post.
Scams: If you receive a phone call or an Email offering you untold riches or amazing prizes and you immediately think that it is too good to be true then it probably is.
Do not get scammed.
What are the odds that you win a fantastic prize that is from a competition that you never entered? (probably nil).
Don't fall for the sob story that ultimately request money or bank details. You have earned your money, do not give it away.
Please get onto the Fair Trading Website on the google net and read all about the scams and what to do.
Remember you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget, cops are tops.
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