Your Crime Prevention Month Event
Resources to help you plan a successful Crime Prevention Month event
- Crime Prevention Month Event Poster
- The National Crime Prevention Council is celebrating Crime Prevention Month this October with a Poster Celebration for all youth under the age of 18. Draw a poster showing McGruff or some other crime prevention theme, and submit it to NCPC and have it displayed on NCPC website gallery.
- Checklist for Planning a Successful Crime Prevention Event
- Adapt this comprehensive checklist for your event. Local businesses may be able to donate or lend items you will need. Good luck!
- Give Good Interviews
- Turn potential supporters into enthusiastic volunteers, activists, and philanthropists by using the media effectively. When preparing for an interview, keep the following tips in mind.
- Publicize Your Crime Prevention Month Event
- Tips for working with the media and what you can provide to them to publicize your Crime Prevention Month event
- Organize a Town Hall Meeting
- Local officials can use town hall meetings as an opportunity to discuss plans for Crime Prevention Month. Law enforcement can use them to get feedback on recent community policing initiatives. Neighborhood Watch groups can inform the community of their activities and recruit additional volunteers. The town hall meeting can help citizens and leadership join in efforts that improve their community.
- Get Children and Youth Involved
- Steps to facilitate the involvement of children and youth in your Crime Prevention Month event
- Raise Resources
- Tips for funding your Crime Prevention Month event
- Keep It Going
- Ways you can extend your crime prevention program or establish it as a Crime Prevention Month fixture