Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Crime Prevention: Vital for American Society

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program was conceived to meet a need for reliable, uniform statistics for America. Since 1930, the FBI has been responsible for collecting, publishing and archiving crime statistics.

The annual publication of the FBI which gives a pulse of crime in the nation is the Crime in the United States (CIUS). On December 18, 2006, the preliminary semiannual uniform crime report was released reporting an increase of 3.7 percent in the number of violent crimes throughout the nation in the first half of 2006 as compared to the first half of 2005. Murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault are part of this violent crime category. This data is provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and sounds the alarm for the need for crime prevention.

Jersey City Police Academy

On March 12, 2007 a group of law enforcement and private security personnel began a week of intensive training to attain crime prevention practitioner certification at the Jersey City, New Jersey Police Academy. Representatives of the North Jersey Regional Crime Prevention Officers Association will assist with offering their expertise in a variety of crime prevention and community policing modules.

Attendees in the course represented the following agencies:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Safety
  • Jersey City Police Department
  • Secaucus Police Department
  • Orange Police Department
  • West Orange Police Department
As individuals called to roles of leadership in their respective law enforcement and private security professions, it is my earnest hope that they serve the public trust with honor and integrity. Their dedication to reduce crime in their respective communities is to be commended.


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