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Department of Safety & Homeland Security's Identity Crimes Unit to Host Jackson Document Shredding Event

Friday, March 01, 2013 | 05:36am

JACKSON --- Members of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crime Unit will join the Jackson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Cintas Document Shredding of Jackson for a community shredding event on Friday, March 8, 2013. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Jackson Police Department , 234 Institute Street.

“We helped organize this event for citizens to have a safe and secure location to discard personal and private documents,” said Tennessee Highway Patrol Captain Stacy Williams, who oversees the Identity Crimes Unit. “Identity theft is a growing crime in our state and around the country.  We appreciate the support from our participating partners to help educate the community on the dangers of identity theft and to join together to combat identity crimes.”

Citizens can bring a maximum of two boxes or trash bags of personal or private documents to shred. No cardboard or non-paper items will be accepted. 

All vehicles must be in line by 3:30 p.m. in order to discard items.

For more information on the department’s Identity Crimes Unit community shredding event, please call 731-697-1234 or 731-394-2811.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.

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