The use of social media to connect with friends or follow current events has become commonplace. Unfortunately we have also seen an increase in Identity Theft, Stalking, Hate Crimes, Financial and Criminal Exploitation and other crimes related to open source social media activity. There are several resources available online that provide tips on how to lessen the chance of becoming a victim of a crime and how to keep your kids safe from child exploitation.

Click on these links to view Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter "smart cards". The information contained on these cards will provide some beneficial tips and links to additional resources. We hope you find this information useful.

Please sign up (and encourage your neighbors to sign up) for Crime Alerts and, as always, please don't hesitate to contact the Village of River Forest Police at (708) 366-7125 or if it is an emergency dial 911.