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Newsletter 07-19-11                                                                                    National Sheriffs’ Association
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Vacation Crime Safety
newspaperEach year, many people living in America fall victim to crime during the summer vacation and holiday travel months. In many (some experts would argue most) cases, victimization could have been prevented with forethought, common sense, and simple advance preparation.Law enforcement agencies that team with Neighborhood Watch groups can help ensure residents and their properties remain safe, even when occupants are away for extended periods. Likewise, law enforcement agencies serving popular tourist spots can join forces with area crime prevention groups, thereby preserving the community as both a safe haven for locals and a popular travel destination.

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Travel Smarter and Safer this Summer!(Thanks to FEMA)

  1. Pack your smartphone with safety info – Keep tabs on your latest local forecast at , and visit for safety and preparedness information on your phone. And if you’re flying to your destination, you can check airport status, travel tips, and even the security waiting times at .
  2. If you’re driving, add an emergency kit to your vehicle – When you’re on the road, your vehicle is an extension of your home, so having an emergency kit can prove vital to keeping your family safe if an emergency occurs. Adding items such as a blanket, protein bars, bandages, and a solar powered cell phone charger are great to add to your vehicle’s kit .
  3. If you’re flying, check out the Transportation Security Admin’s summer travel checklist – The TSA checklist is a great guide for air travel, with tips on what you can bring on the plane, the best ways to pack your bag, and more.

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National Preparedness Month September 2011: A Time to Remember, A Time to Prepare.

National Preparedness Month (NPM), sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, kicks off this September. NPM is held each September to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.This year’s slogan is: A Time to Remember, A Time to Prepare. This year also marks the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and as America honors local first responders, FEMA will continue to promote volunteer and community service programs that help us prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, and spread the message that preparedness is a shared responsibility with an ever-expanding team.

AARP Foundation Hunger Hero Award to Recognize Local Volunteers for Community Service

One U.S. community volunteer over the age of 50 will be honored with a donation of $15,000 to his or her favorite nonprofit organization working to address hunger among older people….

New Self-Study Course Launched – Terrorist Financing and State Response

CHDS has launched its newest self-study course: Terrorist Financing and State Response. This course examines exactly how far we have come in understanding how terrorists raise, store and transfer funds. It also evaluates and challenges the U.S. government and international community in responding to this problem.

CSC 2011 Registration is Now Open! — Celebrate Safe Communities is crime prevention done the right way-law enforcement and other government agencies working with residents to prevent and reduce crime and be prepared for any emergency.

Upcoming Events:

August 8-11:Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, TX and hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

September 6 & 7:Neighborhood Watch Training Red Wing, MN

September 14 & 15:Neighborhood Watch Training Baldwin County, AL

September 14-16:National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference will take place at the Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD

September 21-23:Georgia Crime Prevention Conference

October 3-5:National Triad Conference held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Illinois Triad Conference in Tinley Park, IL.

October 19-21:Southern States Crime Prevention Conference

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