Celebrate Safe Communities is crime prevention done the right way—local people working with local law enforcement to address local issues. CSC spotlights communities’ crime prevention efforts, enhances public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages, and recruits year-round support for ongoing prevention activities that help keep neighborhoods safe from crime and prepared for any emergency.
To further explain the importance and relevance of CSC, NCPC’s President and CEO, Ann Harkins, discussed the initiative with Rebecca Rose, Senior Policy Advisor for Strategic Initiatives with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, in a podcast. Click here to read the transcript from that exciting conversation.
2012 Themes for Crime Prevention Month in October
Week One: Community Engagement (October 1-6)
- Engaging the public through academies, training, and outreach
- Engaging targeted stakeholders - youth, seniors, businesses
Week Two: Neighborhood and Home Safety (October 7-13)
- Property Crime
- Car Theft – focusing on electronics
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Week Three: Personal Safety (October 14-20)
- Stranger Danger
- Bullying Prevention
- Theft Prevention
Week Four: Cyber Safety (October 21-31)
- Safe Online Surfing and Social Networking
- ID Theft Prevention
- Cyberbullying Prevention
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. The first 500 sites to register will also receive a starter kit of resources, such as Neighborhood Watch manuals and safety-themed comic books. For more information, contact Kristen Adamowicz at 202-261-4156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register your public safety event at www.celebratesafecommunities.org and join hundreds of other neighborhoods across the country working together to create safe communities.