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Growing Up McGruff: Damien Hudson Story

“Find something you like to do, and are good at, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” said Sheriff J.B. Smith from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in Tyler, Texas, while giving advice to 19-year-old Damien Hudson, also from Tyler. The two had bumped into each other while fishing one weekend day in early November 2012. “Right then I knew what I wanted to do,” Hudson told the National Crime Prevention Council.Click here to read more

NCPC, DHS and FBI Announce Cybersafety Partnership

ARLINGTON, VA – In recognition of both Crime Prevention and National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and its Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) initiative joined forces with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to host Crystal City Cybersafety Day on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The day-long event was held to announce the new partnership and emphasize the importance of cybersafety for local residents, businesses and visitors in the Crystal City, Virginia area.

Greenville Police Department Celebrates Safe Communities

From Officer Courtney Palmer of the Greenville Police Department: “This city-wide event was started in 2011 in an effort to reach more residents and provide more safety information. This also provided more of an opportunity to have interaction between various divisions within the department. The K-9 Unit, SWAT, Selective Traffic Enforcement, Animal Control, and the Central Business District Unit were on site to answer questions and showcase their different vehicles. Our main focus this year was Driving Under the Influence and Child ID Kits. Selective Traffic Enforcement had their Fatal Vision Goggles available for residents to see what being under the influence does to ones vision and attempted to perform Field Sobriety Tests. Our officer also discussed Driving Under the Influence laws. We had Child ID Kits and fingerprinted many children and talked to them about Stranger Danger. The Fire Department was also on site with their Safety House and Fire Engine. Target was our sponsor again this year and was a fantastic partner to help make our event even better.”

Bowling Green, KY Celebrates Safe Communities

Each year, the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, works with various neighborhoods to participate in Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) in October for Crime Prevention Month. CSC is coordinated by the local Neighborhood Services Office and includes the participation of police, fire, and parks and recreation. Seven events in multiple neighborhoods and businesses are planned throughout the month.

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