Over the years McGruff has made his way across the country to spread crime prevention messages.
Over the years McGruff has made his way across the country to spread crime prevention messages. In the past few years, he’s marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, thrown out the first pitch at baseball games, shaken hands with senators on the steps of the Capitol building, and rung NASDAQ’s closing bell.
But McGruff doesn’t just do bigtime events – he makes local appearances too. If you’d like to schedule a visit from McGruff for your next event, call your local law enforcement agency and ask where the closest McGruff is. Nationwide law enforcement agencies have more than 4,000 McGruff costumes that they use to bring McGruff to their communities. Some popular occasions for a McGruff visit are
- School assemblies
- Health and safety fairs
- Crime Prevention Month and Halloween events
- Community events related to public safety
If you cannot locate a costume, email [email protected] to request contact information for a McGruff in your area. Please include your city, state, and zip code. A representative from the National Crime Prevention Council will contact you with the names and phone numbers of local agencies that have the McGruff costume.