One of our greatest joys is spending time with children and adults who share a desire for safety and security. Please call on us if we may present a program to your group. Here are just a few examples of the programs we offer:
Children must understand the rules of the road and the inherent dangers of bicycle riding before they take to the streets. Officers support the efforts of parents and educators by taking time to reinforce the importance of riding bicycles safely and guiding children through the practical application of new skills.
Junior Police Patrol
In the Spring of each year, the Department presents a four-week series of safety and crime prevention topics to the City’s 4th Grade students. During the program, children learn how to make a 9-1-1 call, how to avoid trouble and report crimes, what to do in an emergency, safety measures to take prior to and during a disaster, and why drugs are so harmful. This is a fun way for children to build positive relationships with officers at an early age.
The Department coordinates this nationally recognized crime prevention program. Police officers assist local neighborhoods in organizing a Watch Group and help all involved prevent crime.
The safety of the City’s children is one of the Department’s highest priorities. Our staff devotes a great deal of attention to developing programs that help children make good decisions during special holidays.
Boy Scout Merit Badges
The Department is proud to support the efforts of local youth groups. Upon request, staff members will gladly instruct young people on any relevant topic of interest. One reoccurring set of presentations includes assisting local scouts achieve merit badge qualifications.
Staff members teach would-be-babysitters how to react in an emergency. We place special emphasis on the necessity of remaining calm during emergencies and the importance of knowing how to make an effective call to 9-1-1.
Identity theft is a growing problem in America. Officers provide helpful tips to prevent from being a victim and useful advice on the steps to take if someone has stolen your identity.
Safety for Seniors
Officers provide useful crime prevention tips to Crete’s seniors and describe the steps to take if confronted by crime.
Police Officers Are My Friends
All too often, the media portrays law enforcement officers in hostile or controversial situations. While these do occur, officers may be more accurately viewed in their service role. Officers visit classrooms with a warm and personable manner demonstrating our care and concern and concern for children.
Opened in 1999, the Crete Police Station offers the City a contemporary assortment of technology and facilities necessary to accommodate the Community’s present needs and those of the future.