Crime Prevention for Kids

The Police And Community Team (P.A.C.T.) offer a variety of services to help keep your children safe. Contact Sgt. Victor Vasquez at 972.291.5181  Ext. 2051 for the latest events and locations.

Bicycle Safety Presentations
On November 26th the Police And Community Team partnered with officers of the Cedar Hill Independent School District Police to provide safety information for students on Bike Safety, Bus Stop Safety, and Bus Safety.  This was the first in a series of cooperative presentations with the CHISD Police Department to help keep our kids safe while traveling to and from school.  The first presentation was provided to students at Waterford Oaks Elementary.

Bike Safety Presentation

Share the tips found in this link to help keep your children safe while traveling on two wheels.

Child Identification and Fingerprinting
At special events or on an individual basis, the Crime Prevention Unit will supply and help you fill out some valuable information on your children, including fingerprinting them. This is a valuable tool in crime prevention. Having your child fingerprinted and a current photo with all personal information filled out and on file are priceless in the event of an emergency. 

McGruff Programs
In 1980 a televised public service announcement starring an unnamed dog in a trench coat who urged viewers to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime.” The unnamed canine soon became known as McGruff the Crime Dog.

McGruff, who celebrated his 25th birthday in 2005, has become the beloved spokedog of the crime prevention movement. Over the years McGruff’s messages have changed. In the beginning, his messages focused on personal and home safety. Today they address broader crime prevention concerns - from community preparedness to identity theft.

Visit the McGruff the Crime Dog website for interactive information for kids including videos and games.

Kids and OfficersSafety Fairs
The Police Department in conjunction with the local businesses will put on a Safety Fair. The Fair includes Officers from all over the Metroplex whose role is Public Safety. There are displays and presentations from the various public safety units such as K-9 Units, Helicopter, Ambulance, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Narcotics, Crime Prevention, Fire Department, Traffic Units, Blood Donations and Health Screening to name a few.

Safety Resources for Kids