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Our goal is to reduce avoidable crimes and fear of crime by creating educated citizens through our comprehensive crime prevention programs. Please review the Crime Prevention Programs and Services offered by the Pasadena Police Department Community Services Division.
PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED
• Robbery Prevention
• Work Place Violence
• Residential/Commercial Security Surveys
• Identity Theft
• Senior Citizen Safety
• RAD (rape aggression defense)
• Smart & Safe in Cyberspace/Social Networking 101
• Protecting Children from Sexual Predators
• Child ID
• Child Safety Seat
• Citizens Police Academy
• Jr. Citizens Police Academy
• Gang Awareness
• Crime Prevention Display/Booth
The Robbery Prevention program is offered to any local business who feels that that their business could be susceptible to a Robbery. An Officer from the Community Services Division will come to your business and conduct a presentation where employees will be educated on:
– The latest robbery prevention techniques
– Suspect identification practices
– And what to do during a robbery in order to minimize the chance of injury.
Work Place Violence
The Workplace Violence presentations will teach the dynamics of Workplace Violence, and how Employers and Employees can recognize and help prevent it. Workplace Violence affects hundreds of thousands of workers each year. You CANNOT afford an "IT WON'T HAPPEN HERE" attitude. Residential & Commercial Security Surveys A Crime Prevention Officer will come to your home or business and examine the property specifically the physical structures, man-made & natural barriers, lighting and other target hardening aspects. Upon conclusion of the survey the officer will offer minimal and maximum recommendations regarding how to improve the security of the property. (*Businesses will be provided a written report). Emphasis will be on locks, strike plates, windows and lighting, shrubbery and fences. The survey for businesses will have added emphasis on Alarms, Security Cameras, and the CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Concept. *In some case the residence qualifies, the homeowner may receive a 5% discount on homeowners insurance premium.
Participants of this presentation will be introduced to the fastest growing crime in America. The training will include identity theft crimes & protecting and preventing yourself and family from identity theft. The presentation will also focus on what procedures to take and who to contact if one becomes a victim. Senior Citizen Safety These programs are offered to any senior citizen groups as well as any assisted living facility. The program covers such subjects as: Personal Safety, Home Security, Cons and Scams, and Identity Theft.
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
The Rape Aggression Defense System or RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. (Information obtained from www.RAD-systems.com)
You may view a RAD Public Service Announcement about the program here or review a RAD video package that goes into more program details here.
Smart & Safe in Cyberspace/Social Networking 101
This programs centers around topics such as: – How to operate safely when using social websites (facebook.com, myspace.com, etc.)
– How to avoid Cyber Scams
– Computer Safety
– Cyber Bulling
– Internet safety (for youth and adults)
The program will also discuss briefly ways to protect your computer.
Protecting Children from Sexual Predators
This Program is offered to Parent Groups such as Neighborhood Associations, PTAs, Youth Athletic Leagues, Etc. The Purpose of this program is to:
• Inform the public of methods used by sexual predators to lure their victims.
• Methods used by sexual predators to keep control of their victims.
• Inform you of how a sexual predator chooses their prey.
• What you can do to help protect your child.
• Where you can find registered sex offender information for your neighborhood.
Crime prevention Officers will attend your event and set up a Child ID booth. Parents will fill out a brief questionnaire about each of their Children, then Officers will Fingerprint, Photograph, and take an optional DNA swab. All items are then returned to the parent with instructions on how to properly store the items. If ever needed, the parent will be able to provide the appropriate information to authorities to help reunite a missing child with their family.
Child Safety Seat
Officers from the Community Services Division in partnership with Safe Kids Greater Houston Chapter organize and host a daylong event where parents can come out and have their child’s safety seat inspected and installed correctly if needed. Organizers will have new donated Child Safety Seats on hand and in situations where it is determined that the current Child Safety Seat is dangerous or substandard and the Parents qualify as “low-income”; the Seat will be replaced by the organizers at no cost to the parents.
Citizens Police Academy (21 and up)
Jr. Citizens Police Academy (High School Students)
The Citizen Police Academy is a 13 week course designed to give citizens a better understanding of the Pasadena Police Department. Officers from throughout the department teach on topics related to the officer’s specific assignment. This course of study will cover topics such as juvenile investigations, telecommunications, D.W.I., police pursuits, S.W.A.T., criminal investigations, crime lab, and crimes scene investigations. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice. Upon completing the Citizen Police Academy, the participants will have the opportunity to join the Pasadena Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.
This presentation is designed to educate Parents and Educators of the basic understanding of gangs and their activities. Participants will be able to recognize gang behavior and warning signs of a child’s activity. Participants will be provided recourses to combat gang activity in their home and community.
Crime Prevention Display/Booth
Officers from the Community Services Division will set-up Crime Prevention booth at your event. The Officers will be present for Crime Prevention/Crime Awareness discussions with your attendees; as well as to pass out Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness literature.
National Night Out: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 6-9 p.m.
On Tuesday, October 2, neighborhoods throughout Pasadena are encouraged to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 29th annual National Night Out.
National Night Out was designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and strengthen police community relations. From 6-9 p.m. residents are asked to spend the evening with their neighbors. Neighborhoods throughout Pasadena are encouraged to host block parties. The Police Department’s Community Services Division, Patrol Division, K-9 and Bicycle Patrol will be available to visit parties as well as the Fire Department and (E.T.M.C.) East Texas Medical Center Ambulance Service.
If you would like the Police Department, Fire Department or (E.T.M.C.) East Texas Medical Center Ambulance Service to visit your party please call the Police Department’s Community Services Division at 713-475-7071.
If you are interested in one of the programs please call and make an appointment or come by and visit with one of our Officers about your event.
The Community Services Division
112 N. Walter
Pasadena TX 77506
713) 475-7800 (Dispatch)