Thursday, November 20, 2008

Crime Prevention Month / City of Tacoma

News Release
From the City of Tacoma, Washington

Oct. 8, 2008

Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations,, (253) 591-5790Lisa Copp, Human Rights and Human Services,, (253) 591-5277Take part in Crime Prevention Month The City of Tacoma is joining with the National Crime Prevention Council to observe Crime Prevention Month during October.Crime prevention and safety takes a community to be successful; it is being aware that a crime can occur, anticipating how, when, where and who might be the victim, and taking action to reduce the chances of it happening. Crime prevention is using instinct, common sense, and action to eliminate or greatly reduce the criminal’s opportunity.

As part of a citywide Safe and Clean initiative, the City would like to encourage you to join your community in the effort to reduce crime in Tacoma by 50 percent, within 14 months, and to clean up the city. The Tacoma City Council and city staff are working hard to make Tacoma safe, clean and attractive, and your contributions to the effort will make the difference.
You can get started now by:

Turning on your front porch light
Picking up litter around the block where you live

Together we can have safer and cleaner neighborhoods. Read more about the Safe and Clean effort and find out how to get involved at or by calling 591-5130. For more information about National Crime Prevention Month, visit


This is a late blog posting that got lost in my emails. However, every month should be crime prevention month. Keep an eye out, turn on those porch lights, and clean up your neighborhood.

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