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National Night Out Promotes Crime Prevention Efforts
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

National Night Out 2010
Officer Nic Van Cott at a display booth

Titusville Police Participated in the National Night Out 2010 on August 3rd, a Nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to crime and prevention efforts. This year's event took place at the Target store at SR50 and SR 405 in Titusville.

The goal of National Night Out is to promote safety and crime prevention by encouraging citizens to work together to make their community a safer place to live and work. Titusville Police sets up workstations at each event that provides crime prevention training and promotional items.

The Police Explorers, a youth group similiar to a scout program that teaches young people what a career in law enforcement is like, was on hand with our "Identi" kit for kids. Parents can have kits prepared that provide them a record of their childrens fingerprints and DNA while receiving safety tips. Also on hand, volunteers from our Community Watch Program, a citizens on patrol unit which focuses on crime prevention and spotting criminal activity to report to officers on patrol.

Also, McGruff the crime dog was on hand to hang out with kids and promote safety. Internet awareness and Mcgruff's anti-bullying campaign were the two main safety messages for kids this year.

The Target corporation was a National Sponsor of the program again this year.

  Volunteers McGruff played by Jessica Barton






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