McGruff the Crime Dog®, the National Crime Prevention Council’s iconic symbol of safety and crime prevention, is turning 35 this year and he is marking the occasion with a month-long social media celebration.
McGruff will make his first appearance on Instagram for his birthday, today, July 1, 2015. (follow @McGruff_NCPC)
Celebrate with NCPC and be involved in McGruff’s efforts to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®”. You can post photos with McGruff, share memories, or simply send him a birthday shout out using the hashtag #McGruff35. You can also participate on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn all month long.
A photo of McGruff can be downloaded here. Print it, cut it out, and upload photos of you and McGruff to Instagram using the hashtag #McGruff35. Take him with you as you celebrate summer and remember to practice good safety habits.
In 1980, a dog in a rumpled trench coat said, "You don't know me yet. But you will." Since then, McGruff the Crime Dog has taught millions of people that law enforcement can't fight crime alone. Crime prevention is everybody's business and everyone can help "Take A Bite Out Of Crime." Through television commercials, comic books, live appearances, and more, McGruff has encouraged Americans to take reasonable steps to prevent crime.
Current issues include preventing elder abuse, bullying/cyberbullying, intellectual property theft/counterfeits, mortgage fraud, financial fraud, and preventing 18-24 year olds from becoming first-time victims of crime. Other issues include safe firearms storage, preventing gang violence, and promoting crime prevention tactics for homes, neighborhoods, and individuals.
Friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay connected as the National Crime Prevent Council shares easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most— you, your family, and your community.
Join us in July, using the hashtag #McGruff35.