Please check out the press releases below regarding the COVB Utilities update from 11:00am this morning. We provided multiple formats to view it for most compatibility.
Stay in the know!!
You can join our texting program by simply texting "COVB" to 95577
We also have an app on the Apple App Store and Google Play that we will send updates through.
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Alert Indian River info:
Get the latest Hurricane Matthew updates and other important emergency alerts for Indian River County.
Hurricane Watch as of 11:00am 10/4/2016
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Week 1: Getting started!
You have heard it a million times already: Update, Scan, Secure your computer....it is a lot to take in, and can be very intimidating if you are not familiar with computers. Over the next month, we hope that we can help you with some easy to follow suggestions that will put you in a much better #CyberAware position than you started with!!
- Stay Up to Date - Basically put, if you are not running the latest software on your Computers/Phones then you are putting yourself at risk. Most updates are FREE and should automatically be installed on your devices, Windows being the exception....it is about $100. Make sure they are set to automatically update!
- Phones & Tablets - More and more the mobile device is starting to replace your computer, you have to treat it just like a computer also! Be mindful of where you connect, who has access, and what you download and view on it!
- Passwords - This is where most people stumble. Follow these 3-steps to protect yourself
- Try to use unique passwords at different sites, at the very LEAST make sure the one for your email is unique!
- Instead of a word, try using a phrase that makes sense to you. Like "OreoCookiesAreTheBest2016". Check out this funny, and true, comic describing this: https://xkcd.com/936/ (just don't use the password from the joke!)
- Two Factor Authentication - If your password ever does get compromised, this can save you. Unlike a password, it is not something that you have to remember, just have it in your possession. At minimum this should be active on your email. https://www.lockdownyourlogin.com/
3000 Ocean Dr.,
Vero Beach, FL
Mark your calendars! National Night Out is coming to Humiston Park in Vero Beach on October 4th, 5:30-7:30pm! This is a fantastic opportunity for our community to get to know our law enforcement, check out police vehicles and equipment, partake in kids' activities, enjoy music and FREE food! Agencies represented include VBPD, IRCSO, Fire and EMS, FHP, FWC, US Army and Coast Guard, Humane Society, and many many more! Come join us and help us make this the best National Night Out to date!
1704 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach Florida
11/12/16 @ 8:00 AM
Welcome to the Tactical 10k and 2 mile run!
This event was created to help acquire equipment for the Vero Beach Police Department that our normal budget does not support. During the inaugural event our goal was to raise funds to purchase a tactical pole camera system for members of the Critical Response Team who respond to calls that require special weapons and tactics. This equipment has already been put into service when members were called to search a residence for an armed suspect. By deploying this device the team was able to gain an advantage and observe potential threats before entering the dangerous environment.
We are grateful for the support from our community and those who helped make this inaugural event a success. Please consider joining us this year as we work toward raising funds to purchase communications gear that is essential in our operations.