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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- During December, the 21st Security Forces Squadron, along with facility parking wardens, issued 155 traffic citations. Offenses included failing to stop and excessive speed, as well as driving without valid registration, license plates, and driver's licenses. Drivers were suspended for various offenses including unlawfully using a cell phone, and for continuously violating parking rules.

Tip of the Month (Traffic) - Base jurisdiction doesn't necessarily end at the gate. For example, Peterson AFB jurisdiction extends to the demarcation point near Airport Road and Stewart Avenue, past the west gate. Individuals with a driving suspension may not operate a motor vehicle anywhere on the installation, including Stewart Avenue, leading up to the gate. Therefore, parking at the Visitor Control Center is not authorized. Violators run the risk of receiving a revocation of on-base driving privileges for two years.

Calls for Service - Security forces responded to about 190 calls for service during December, including:
- 1 incident of drugs, weapons, and ammunition in the dormitories
- 32 human error alarm activations
- 12 medical responses
- 1 response to the post office for theft of private property
- 4 responses to the Exchange for shoplifting

Tip of the Month (Crime Prevention) - Failing to lock up your items, including electronics, ID cards, and uniform items, may result in theft. There have been thefts reported at the fitness center due to valuables left in unlocked lockers. Whether you are on or off base, secure your valuables.

Off Base Incidents - Security forces received notification of some off-base arrests or incidents involving military members or government property. These included:
- 1 incident of assault and resisting arrest
- 3 incidents involving domestic disputes

Security forces also conducted about 375 community policing patrols such as walkthroughs of dormitories, the fitness center, and other high-traffic areas.

Security forces would also like to remind personnel that individuals requiring access to Peterson AFB must be in possession of a valid credential (DBIDS, CAC or ID) for entry. Personnel without valid credentials will be directed to the visitor control center for a visitor's pass with an authorized sponsor. Personnel with base access credentials reading lost or stolen on the DBIDS scanner when scanned will have their credential confiscated immediately. If they have no other form of valid ID, they must report to the VCC for a visitor's pass with an authorized sponsor. For questions regarding base access, contact the visitor control center at 556-6660.

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