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

678-474-1587 
JCPDcommsvcs@JohnsCreekGA.gov 

Cyberbullying
Stop Bullying Now!

In light of recent teen suicides, parents are urged to be more aware of cyberbullying.

Using technology (internet, mobile phones, social media, instant messaging) to harass or bully someone else can occur any time of the day or night; its messages/images can be distributed quickly to a very wide audience; and its perpetrators can be anonymous, which makes it difficult (and sometimes impossible) to trace.

Cyberbullying ranges from cruel or embarrassing rumors to threats, harassment, or stalking, and can affect anyone, most commonly teenagers and young adults.

 
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Project

Domestic violence touches the lives of all Americans, no matter what age, gender, race, background or financial status.

The Johns Creek Police Department encourages the community to learn more about this crime during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Any victim of domestic violence - or anyone aware of a domestic violence situation - should immediately call 911. Johns Creek Police will respond as quickly as possible. An investigation will be conducted to determine if a crime has been committed. If the police officer determines that sufficient probable cause exists and that a crime has occurred, an arrest will be made.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 800-787-3224 is also available for support.

 
Cyber Security Awareness Month: Stop, Think, Connect
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Common sense tells you that when you cross the street, you look both ways to make sure it's safe. The same approach should be used in staying safe on the Internet.

  • Stop: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
  • Think: Take a moment to be certain the path is clear ahead. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family's.
  • Connect: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you've taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

How cyber-secure are you? During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month visit Stay Safe Online to stay safe wherever you're connecting.

 
Halloween Safety
Trick or Treat!

More U.S. children are killed or injured on Halloween than any other night of the year.

Drivers often can't see young, excited Trick-or-Treaters, and children take dangerous chances as they navigate through neighborhoods. Just because one car slows down and stops, children shouldn't assume that all others will, too.

Parents can help keep their children safe, by following these Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Cross the street as a group.
  • Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
 
Crime & traffic information for last month
 
Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
DUIs
Traffic accidents
5,586
120
25
13
14
130

Top 5 intersections for accidents:

1. State Bridge & Medlock Bridge
2. State Bridge & Jones Bridge
3. Abbotts Bridge & Medlock Bridge
4. Jones Creek Pkwy & Lakefield Dr
5. Haynes Bridge & Old Alabama Rd

Most accidents in September were caused by following too closely, and occurred on Wednesday evenings in clear weather. There were no fatalities. Of the accidents reported, 9% reported injuries.

 

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