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Community Education

Community education efforts are directed at preventing crime and unsafe activities before they start. A community education officer works with residents and businesses while a school resource officer maintains a presence at every school in unincorporated Washington Township.

Did You Know?
A total of 26,070 crime prevention activities were conducted in 2015 by our local deputies.

Sheriff’s deputies help prevent and address crime through high levels of community involvement and teamwork. In neighborhoods and parks, the most visible sign is police officers on bicycles. Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch programs are other effective tools. Check here for information about Neighborhood/Business Watch.

Citizen's Academy

The Citizens' Academy offers a look into the values and philosophy of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Many topics are covered, including SWAT, K9, crime scene investigation and use-of-force scenarios. The Fall 2017 academy meets at various sheriff's office buildings for ten weeks, starting September 12.

Identity Theft Education

The township and sheriff's office have taken a proactive approach to identity theft. Periodic Community Shred days offer residents the opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents and to learn about identity theft. More information here.

Identity Theft Brochure

To view the township's Identity Theft brochure, stop in at the Washington Township Government Center

OR

Check here for the electronic version.

Speakers

Education is the first step toward preventing crime. Officers are available to speak to community, church or business group on these and other topics:

  • Crime Prevention
  • Traffic Safety
  • Identity Theft
  • Self Protection/Personal Safety
  • Home Security
  • White Collar Crime

To learn more about community education opportunities and to schedule a speaker, contact Deputy Brian Burke, community education officer, at 432-2724.

Keeping Kids Safe

Seventh grader Koby Landen won first place with the poster on this page in the anti-bullying contest coordinated by the school resource officer and Watts Middle School.

Every public and private school has a school resource officer available. Younger children receive in-school training about pedestrian safety, seatbelts, stranger awareness and Beggars Night safety. Older students receive information on topics such as good citizenship, substance abuse prevention, mediation skills and violence in society.

Cybersafety

The Internet has opened up a world of information for anyone with a computer and a connection. Information on how to prepare and protect your child.

Drug Abuse Prevention

Parents can find information about teens and drug abuse prevention. Information at these websites:

 

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