Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit are joining forces with local citizens and businesses to "Celebrate Safe Communities." October is recognized as National Crime Prevention Month and "Celebrate Safe Communities" events are taking place across the United States in support.
Locally, members of the Sheriff's Office will be at the following locations this week:
- Tuesday, Oct. 5th - Page Park, 6-8 p.m., at the Community Association Building. Highlights: Sheriff's Office K-9's; Traffic Unit; Community Policing Deputies; crime prevention and safety information.
- Thursday, Oct. 7 - Pine Manor, 5:-7:30 p.m. at Community Center. Highlights: Sheriff's Office K-9's; child fingerprinting; McGruff; Sheriff's Office Youth Activities League crash car; crime prevention and safety information.
- Friday, Oct. 8 - Charleston Park, 6-8 p.m. Highlights: Sheriff's Office K-9; child fingerprinting; Community Policing deputies; crime prevention and safety information.
Those who attend will have an excellent opportunity to learn about Neighborhood Watch, residential and business security, child safety and more.
National partners in "Celebrate Safe Communities" include the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and U.S. Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). More than 250 communities in 36 states and the District of Columbia sparked new local crime initiatives, joined or
started Neighborhood Watch programs, provided safety tips and information, and generated awareness for public safety solutions through their partnership with "Celebrate Safe Communities."
For more information, go to NCPC's website at www.ncpc.org/programs/celebrate-safe-communities.