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.
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.
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.
To view the township's Identity Theft brochure, stop in at the Washington Township Government Center
Check here for the electronic version.
Education is the first step toward preventing crime. Officers are available to speak to community, church or business group on these and other topics:
To learn more about community education opportunities and to schedule a speaker, contact Deputy Brian Burke, community education officer, at 432-2724.
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.
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.
Parents can find information about teens and drug abuse prevention. Information at these websites:
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