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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- During February, the 21st Security Forces Squadron, along with facility parking wardens, issued 165 traffic citations. The most cited offenses included failing to display license plates, excessive speed, failing to stop/yield, and parking violations. Drivers were suspended for various offenses including unlawfully using a cell phone.

Tip of the Month (Traffic) - Peterson Air Force Base enforces Colorado statutes pertaining to the display of license plates. Drivers are required to display the same number of license plates as issued. Colorado (and many other states) issue two plates for most vehicles. As such, drivers are required to display all plates issued, one in the front, and one in the rear of the vehicle. License plates are required to be horizontal, in a place and position to be clearly visible, and be free of foreign materials or debris. Additionally, the plate must not be smoked, tinted, scratched, or dirty so as to impair the legibility of the license plate.

Calls for Service - The 21st SFS responded to about 190 calls for service during February, including:
- 49 human error alarm activations
- 12 medical responses
- One response regarding a fight at the fitness center

Tip of the Month (Crime Prevention) - Individuals are reminded to secure their belongings, whether on or off the installation. Whether locking your vehicle when unattended, or locking up belongings in a gym locker room, it is important to not set yourself up to be the victim of a crime. Many thefts are preventable simply by using a lock. There have been a number of thefts in the gym locker rooms in recent months. Secure all valuables, including uniforms, with a lock.

Off Base Incidents - Security forces received notification of some off base arrests or incidents involving military members or government property. These included one incident of domestic violence.

Security forces also conducted about 330 community policing patrols such as walkthroughs of dormitories and the fitness center.

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