Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How can you help stop crime?

Working together in this economy

With today’s economy, more crime prevention officers are being tasked to do other police work or being laid off. As a result, crimes in certain areas are increasing and law enforcement officers find they have to do more while being short-staffed. Local law enforcement officers are having to focus on crimes like gang violence and murder – leaving less time to investigate crimes like robberies, theft, and , threats.

With this in mind, it is our duty as neighbors and civilians to step up and help keep our communities and each other safe from crime. Here are some tips to help local law enforcement in your areas:

Start or join a neighborhood watch group

Volunteer to help at your local police department or contact Shelly at shellyszenasy@gmail.com.

Help identify community problems, exchange information, and coordinate interaction between the public and the police to make the city a safer place to live

Remember there is no substitute for good locks on doors and windows, well-lighted streets, and teaching your children how to be safe.

There are many little things we can do to help local law enforcement officers “Take A Bite Out Of Crime.” For more information visit our website at www.ncpc.org .

Remember, we can make a difference by helping out law enforcement and in return our neighborhoods can be safer for all of us

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