This committee shall investigate and study all conditions and situations that induce and encourage crime, develop antisocial attitudes, foster civil disturbances, and contribute to juvenile delinquency generally; consider, evaluate, and determine to what extent crime prevention may be accomplished by action of the community as a whole and by the police particularly; develop techniques and methods for the interchange of information and ideas relating to crime prevention between police agencies; and, report to this Association for dissemination to all police agencies all pertinent information and recommendations relating to practical crime prevention programs and legislation that will assist them in establishing effective programs within their jurisdictions.
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Images for Community Safety:
The Crime Prevention Committee announces the completion of the crime prevention awareness campaign. This campaign features three sets (one each in English, French and Spanish) of four different posters designed to serve as reminders that crime prevention is everyone’s business. Two of the posters deal with property crime, and the other two address crimes against persons.
These images are designed to raise awareness among police chiefs for the need to encourage police-community collaborative efforts focused on crime prevention; to assist them in integrating the concept of community safety into the law enforcement culture; and to motivate people to change their behavior and take preventative and precautionary action. The end purposes of the images are to reduce victimization, heighten awareness, increase community participation, integrate crime prevention into all police services, enhance local and national crime prevention movements and inculcate crime prevention as a daily habit.
The artwork on the posters can be used on postcards, billboards, bus placards, baseball cards, and other public-awareness business tools. Additional uses include media relations tools and crime prevention literature. The images have been sent to IACP member chiefs on CD. An agency can add their logo on these images. See the images to the right:
For those agencies with proactive crime prevention programs in place, the images can be a powerful part of community partnerships. They provide an excellent community relations function by eliciting public support. Additionally, they can serve to foster cooperative efforts between the community and law enforcement.
The Crime Prevention Committee wishes to thank the IACP Foundation for funding the distribution of these CDs to the membership. For further information on how to obtain these images for use in your community, please write to Amanda Burstein.
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Innovative Crime Prevention Programs:
The Crime Prevention Committee is interested in innovative crime prevention programs your agency is running. Submissions will be featured in Police Chief magazine, and will promoted on the Crime Prevention Committee page of the IACP web site. Please send an outline or narrative of your program to Amanda Burstein, and include contact information for follow-up.
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Additional Crime Prevention Resources:
The Virginia Crime Prevention Association provides these standards as an example of how to further an agency's crime prevention mission.
Click here for their Crime Preventions Standards document.
U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice. This Web Site provides information on a variety of subjects and resources for crime prevention practitioners and agencies.
U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This Web Site provides information on a variety of subjects and resources for crime prevention practitioners and agencies, specifically focused on serving children, family and communities.
National Crime Prevention Council. Visitors will find crime prevention and safety strategies, tips, downloadable brochures, tools, newsletters, merchandise and more.
McGruff.org. Featuring McGruff the Crime Dog® and his nephew Scruff®, this Web Site teaches children (ages 5-11) about crime prevention, safety, and community service. McGruff.org entertains and educates via games, advice, downloads, and more.
Crime Prevention Coalition of America. This coalition is a nonpartisan group of more than 350 national, state, federal, and community-based organizations that promotes and works towards citizen action to prevent crime. Members include youth development organizations, municipalities, law enforcement agencies, federal and state government representatives, state crime prevention associations, and community-based groups.
National Crime Prevention Association (NCPA). The NCPA is an individual membership association for crime prevention practitioners. It provides a national resource for the enhancement and development of professional crime prevention practitioners. The association offers training, resources, conference opportunities, and information-sharing outlets for the practitioner to help programs grow and expand, as well as educate the practitioner about new emerging trends in the crime prevention field.
Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC). CSC is an exciting project designed to help local law enforcement agencies and their community partners kick-off celebrations of Crime Prevention Month each October.
Visit www.celebratesafecommunities.org for more information.
International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP). The largest crime prevention association in the world, the ISCPP offers resources, training, timely newsletters and programs. They also offer topical information sharing opportunities on child safety, neighborhood watch, and school safety.
Visit www.iscpp.org for more information.
ASIS International (ASIS). ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests.
International CPTED Association (ICA). The mission of the ICA is to create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies.
National Center for Community Prosecution. Community prosecution involves a long-term, proactive partnership among the prosecutor's office, law enforcement, the community and public and private organizations, whereby the authority of the prosecutor's office is used to prevent crime, solve problems, improve public safety and enhance the quality of life of community members.
Los Angeles Police Department. This Web Site provides tips and resources to enhance public safety and reduce the fear and incidence of crime.
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IACP Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence. This document presents different strategies and approaches for members of school communities to consider when creating safer learning environments. Violence prevention programs work best when they incorporate multiple strategies and address the full range of possible acts of violence within schools.
Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence
New York State Best Practices in School Safety. This document addresses potential security concerns and provides an overview of best practice strategies and methodologies that have been implemented with successful results.
New York State Best Practices in School Safety
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From the New York State Consumer Protection Board, the pamphlet “GREAT DEALS” BIG SCAMS A Consumer Guide for Seniors provides useful tips for avoiding scams on the elderly.
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Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). ISRI is fully committed to working with law enforcement and affected parties to reduce the unintentional purchase, processing, or sale of stolen materials. Visit their Web Site at www.isri.org for recommended practices and procedures for dealing with scrap materials.
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Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems. This report provides guidance for communities experiencing gang related activity and contains best practices and solutions.
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For more information, contact Amanda Burstein, staff liaison, 1-800-THE-IACP Ext. 829.