City of Johns Creek, Georgia April 2010
COPS Connect - community involvement
Mid-month communications from your Johns Creek Police Department 
PACT (Police and Community Together)


Dear residents,

If your neighborhood hasn't joined PACT (Police and Community Together) yet, I urge you to sign up!

It's like a traditional Neighborhood Watch, but more flexible... free... and simple.

Over the next few months, you'll start noticing more and more PACT signs at entrances of those neighborhoods that have already joined the program... so don't be left out!

Take a look at the PACT brochure, share it with your neighbors and then ask your HOA representative to call us here in Community Services to set up an introductory meeting.

We look forward to working with you.

  Stay safe,

Sgt. Debra Kalish
Community Services

P.S.  If you received this copy from someone else, sign up here to get your own copy each month.

Parents beware of

Johns Creek parents should be aware of - the latest social media tool, which is being used to bully their children, particularly in our three middle schools.

Launched last November, the website allows users to anonymously ask questions for others to publicly answer. Hiding behind the anonymity, teens are saying anything and assuming identities to threaten and harass - without facing any consequences.

Last month, a Long Island, NY teenager committed suicide, after she received hundreds of mean and cruel comments on the social media site.

'Hooch students get driving safety tips
Special goggles simulate impaired state

Just in time for prom, Chattahoochee High juniors and seniors got the lowdown on safe driving from JCPD Traffic officers at the school's Operation Drive Smart Expo, March 30.

In addition to reminders about not following-too-closely and speeding, students "experienced" an example of a sobriety test. Donning special goggles that made them see and feel as if they were alcohol- or drug-impaired, the students then attempted to do a walk and turn evaluation.

"There was a lot of laughing, of course, but it also served as a serious reminder to not drink and drive," said Officer Charles Kistler. "It's not something they easily forget."

Public input on JCPD accreditation, April 26

As part of its on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the JCPD will hold a Public Information Session, Monday, April 26, at 7 p.m., at the Johns Creek Police/Municipal Court complex, 11445 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek, GA 30097.

Comments must address the JCPD's ability to comply with CALEA's standards (copy available upon request) and are limited to 10 minutes. You can also call 678-474-1608 that morning, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and talk with an assessor from CALEA. Read more.

JCPD sets Special Olympics fundraisers
Special Olympics Georgia

Continuing their support for Special Olympics Georgia, the JCPD will participate in the 24th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run with two community fundraisers.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, "Cops on Shop," at the Medlock Crossing Shopping Center, 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, will feature kids' (safety, K-9 and motorcycle demonstrations, while officers stay "round the clock" to collect donations for the non-profit.

The 2nd Annual "JCPD Special Olympics Golf Tournament," is set for Monday, May 17, at the Standard Club. See the Tournament Registration / Sponsorship Opportunities.

HOA / neighborhood information update

In order to enhance communications between the JCPD and the community - particularly in the case of emergencies - we are asking each HOA or neighborhood to complete our online HOA / Neighborhood Information form.

If you have supplied this information in the past in other formats, please also complete this form to ensure we have the latest information to contact your neighborhood about particular community policing services, crime alerts or crime issues.

Crime & traffic information for last month
Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
Traffic accidents

Top 5 roads for accidents:    

1. Medlock Bridge
2. State Bridge
3. Jones Bridge
4. Abbotts Bridge
5. McGinnis Ferry

Top 5 intersections for accidents:

1. Medlock Bridge & State Bridge
2. Medlock Bridge & Medlock Crossing
3. Abbotts Bridge & Old Alabama
4. Medlock Bridge & McGinnis Ferry
5. Jones Bridge & Douglas Road

Most accidents last month were caused by following too closely, and occurred on Wednesdays during the evening hours in clear weather. Twenty-eight percent of the accidents reported injuries. There were no fatalities.

Burglaries (22): Alara Apartments, Alpha Computer, Arlington Pointe, Aylesbury Farms, Cameron Forest, Century at State Bridge, Doublegate, Dunkin Donuts, Forrest Lake, Ivey Ridge, Ivy Falls (2), Hunter's Close, Jones Bridge Plantation, Medlock Bridge Subdivision (2), Medlock Crossing, New Haven, St. Andrews Apts., Wesley Park Office Park (2), and Westbury.

Car break-ins (24):BP Gas Station (1093 State Bridge Rd.), Brookside Academy, Chattahoochee River Nat'l Recreation Area, LA Fitness (2), Lexington Woods, Long Indian Creek (2), Medlock Bridge Subdivision (3), Medlock Promenade, Newtown Park (2), Ocee Park (2), Perimeter Church, QuikTrip (10920 State Bridge Rd.), River's Edge, River Glen on the Chattahoochee, and Sugar Mill (4).


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