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Nov 05, 2012 Armstrong Gets Strong-Armed: Consequences of Cheating in Competitive Cycling
When most of us think of bicycle-riding, we are filled with the nostalgic, yet terrifying, memories of that afternoon when we first learned to ride—the day asphalt became a new, terrorizing entity.
Oct 31, 2012 Don’t Get Scammed After the Storm
Now that Sandy has ripped up the eastern seaboard, flooding homes, tearing off roofs, and bringing down trees, people are beginning to clean up. There will be a great many good contractors out there that will give you a reasonable price to conduct thorough work.
Oct 25, 2012 Cyberbullying Prevention Tips Just a Click Away During Cybersafety Awareness Week
There is definitely tons of information available online and is just a click away for so many online users today, specifically for teens and young adults.
Oct 17, 2012 Lock Crime Out Of Your Home!!!
October is Crime Prevention Month, and a very important topic for all of us here at NCPC is neighborhood and home safety. Did you know that burglaries can happen during the daytime or even while you are home? Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
Oct 04, 2012 Five Things You Need To Know About Protecting your Personal Property
When it comes to protecting your personal property, a home security system is a great...
Oct 02, 2012 Engaging with Law Enforcement through Citizen Police Academies
A central theme of Celebrate Safe Communities is to encourage local people to work together with local law enforcement to address local problems. An important step in that process is to learn more about the day to day work of your law enforcement agency. One way to gain a better understanding of your law enforcement agency and build relationships with local officers is to attend a Citizen Police Academy.
Sep 21, 2012 Gang Intervention and Prevention 101 for Police
Law enforcement has the unique ability to gauge human beings in a nanosecond. This special skill works in many phases for police officers, deputy sheriffs, state police, correctional officers, and all facets of the criminal justice spectrum. But this skill set is not always put to use, because, “Why would we want to help gang members?”
Sep 05, 2012 Celebrate Safe Communities is Crime Prevention Done the Right Way
A CSC event can be anything large or small, such as an anti-drug march, a community safety fair, or a neighborhood clean-up. When you register your event, you will have access to free downloadable crime prevention resources, training programs, and other incentives.
Aug 28, 2012 Crime Shows and Why Women Love Them
I am a huge fan of crime shows on television. Shows like Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS, and Law and Order have dominated the television screens of millions of Americans since their inception. I love them for the suspense, intrigue, and the stories of survival.
Jul 09, 2012 Elder Abuse at its Peak in Communities across the United States
Even though National Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15th, has passed, there is no need to put prevailing trends on the back burner. It takes knowledge and a good heart to
Jun 29, 2012 A Big Problem in Small Towns
Over the last decade, we have seen a large increase in population in America’s suburban communities.
Jun 11, 2012 The Impact of Declining Law Enforcement Resources
Public safety officers and police departments play a critical role in crime prevention.
May 30, 2012 Can Anti-Bullying Safeguards Go Too Far?
Last week we spoke about implementing anti-bullying programs in our schools and addressed some challenges around making those programs a success.
May 21, 2012 Overcoming the Challenges Faced in Implementing Bullying
Bullying Prevention Programs in Schools
May 14, 2012 Swindled Seniors - One of America’s Biggest Secrets
Senior Fraud Remains Highest Under reported Crime
Apr 25, 2012 Volunteers in Police Service: Celebrating a Decade of Service
The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program is pleased to announce that we will celebrate our 10th anniversary this May!
Apr 11, 2012 Impact of Gang Violence on Businesses and Communities
Many people across the United States understand gang violence
Feb 28, 2012 Do you have nomophobia?
The rise in use of smartphones has resulted in a new fear called nomophobia.
Feb 13, 2012 Teen Domestic Violence Month
On February 14th, of course, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate and acknowledge those we love.
Feb 06, 2012 New Definition of Rape Changes Crime Reporting Standards
The history of sexual assault was changed in 2012 when Attorney General Eric Holder