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Keep your cell phone silent

Submitted by Rich Von Voigt
Riverhead, New York

We have been living in a fast-paced, high-tech world for some time now. Cell phones are everywhere and just about everyone has one with them at all times. How about when you are on duty? Do you carry it in your pocket? On your duty belt? Do you keep it for your own emergency if your PD radio should fail?

If you carry a cell phone make sure you check it to make sure it’s charged and please don’t let your phone give up your location — keep it on vibrate or silent mode when entering or searching buildings for subjects because you never know when that fancy ring tone will go off.

Be smart, be safe, stay connected.

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