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On August 14, 2010, just minutes after beginning their shift, two Collin County Citizens on Patrol volunteers received a radio dispatch from headquarters. A structural fire at a local salvage yard located near a busy intersection had created a hazmat situation, and emergency response personnel needed help with traffic control. Donning safety vests, the volunteers rushed to the scene and quickly had traffic rerouted and flowing smoothly while firefighters concentrated on controlling the blaze. Another time, while on midnight patrol, the same volunteers found themselves busy managing traffic of a different kind—a herd of 15 escaped Texas longhorns, which they successfully drove back from and kept off the highway until animal control agents could respond.

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Community Partnerships: Improving the Response to Child Maltreatment, reflects the widespread recognition that coordinated multidisciplinary responses are needed to address the complex needs of today’s children and families. It offers guidance on how diverse community agencies, organizations, and individuals can join together to provide a web of support for families and create safe, healthy environments for children to thrive. The appendices provide valuable resources, including checklists, sample forms, and success stories.
Once again, National Preparedness Month 2010 has concluded and DHS would like to thank you for your support of the Ready Campaign. This year’s campaign brought together a diverse group of nearly 5,000 national, regional, state and local organizations to provide information, host events and/or sponsor activities for their customers, members, employees, stakeholders and communities throughout the month of September.

The VIPS program, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice is pleased to announce the availability of VIPS in a School Setting, the latest resource from the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program. This resource describes school-based-law enforcement volunteer efforts such as Citizen Patrols in and around schools, safe school bus stops and intersections, walking school buses or bicycle trains, volunteer school resource officers, school-based citizen police academies, Scholastic Crime Stoppers, and Student Emergency Response Teams (SERT).

Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model (Second Edition). The report provides communities that are considering implementing OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model with critical, evidence-based information to inform and direct their efforts. This second edition includes a summary of findings from an independent evaluation of OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program in four demonstration sites.

More than 200 communities across the U.S. have implemented the educational campaign –Keep Kids Alive Drive 25. This program involves neighbor’s cooperation to remind drivers that residential speed limits are set at 25 mph. The program includes yard signs and trash can stickers that residents can use to display as a reminder that speed makes a difference and how important it is to keep our streets safe by not speeding.

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About Jeff

Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

Posted on November 6, 2010, in National Sheriff's Association and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Printed version is longer than space alloted, therefore, several words at right of column are not seen.

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