Resources for Crime Prevention Practitioners and the Brave Souls on the Front Line
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Crime prevention works. It is cheaper, safer, and healthier for communities to prevent crime than to have to treat its victims, deal with its perpetrators, and lose civic health and productivity.
But the responsibility of crime prevention doesn’t fall on one person – it’s everyone’s business. Law enforcement agencies, however, often are the focal point in community crime prevention. This can be beneficial to prevention efforts because these law enforcement officers:
- Know what crime is happening, where it is happening, and by whom
- Have the expertise to stop crime before it happens
- Can bring community members, police departments, and government officials together
To make prevention work, law enforcement officers need tools. McGruff is one of these tools and serves as an effective way to communicate safety messages and get people excited about prevention.
Join the National Crime Prevention Association to find out about crime prevention trainings, resources for crime prevention practitioners, and networking opportunities.