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City of Johns Creek, Georgia March 2011
COPS Connect - community involvement
Mid-month communications from your Johns Creek Police Department 
PACT (Police and Community Together)
Crime prevention: always lock your parked vehicle
car keys
Vehicle break-ins are still one of the most popular crimes across North Fulton, but they wouldn't be if people remembered to lock their car doors.
Last month, 67% of the cars entered were unlocked. The thieves didn't even have to break in to steal anything they could quickly sell on Craig's List; or collect personal information from briefcases for the increasing popular crime of identity theft.
So... PLEASE... stop leaving any valuable and personal items in your car, and stop leaving your car doors unlocked!
Bullying is a serious problem: It can happen anywhere
Stop Bullying Now
Parents can play a key role in preventing and stopping bullying, but first they have to know if their children bully or are bullied by others. Many parents do not discuss bullying with their children, and many children are too nervous to bring up the topic with their parents.
The JCPD encourages parents to recognize the Warning Signs of Bullying, learn What You Can Do, and know How To Get Help if your child is being bullied or is a bully.
SWAT training focuses on coordinated response
SWAT training
Johns Creek Police officers with North Metro SWAT (serves Johns Creek, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs) helped train Johns Creek firefighters and paramedics last month during four-days of emergency scenarios led by the National Tactical Officers' Association.
Emergency medical responders must know how to provide a coordinated response with police during a hostage situation, for example. Paramedics must be able to get to injured victims, without getting in the way of police who are focused on the hostage takers. It takes a lot of coordination to effectively do this, so they train, and train, and train. Read more.
Scam alert: online identity theft through eCards
Scam Alert
New online identity theft scams are generated whenever there is a newsworthy event, such as a natural disaster, election, or significant change in the world financial system.
The latest scam is fake eCards. E-cards are created just like any internet page. When you receive one, you get a link, which takes you to the online greeting card someone created for you.
Most likely you know that someone, but it could also be a phishing scam, spam or a spyware installer, or a computer virus, so be on the alert. "How To Avoid Fake eCards."
JCPD hosts Special Olympics Golf Tournament, April 11
Special Olympics Georgia
Johns Creek Police will host their 3rd annual golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics Georgia, April 11, at the Standard Club in Johns Creek.
The tournament is part of the JCPD's annual participation in the non-profit's Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money each year to serve more than 23,000 intellectually disabled children and adults across the state. Read more.
Memorial fund established for JCPD officer
Sergeant Greg Whitaker
JCPD Sergeant Greg Whitaker, a 23-year law enforcement veteran, passed away suddenly March 2, after a brief illness.
The Greg Whitaker Memorial Golf Tournament -- "Guns and Hoses" -- has been set for March 28, 2011, at the St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek.
A memorial fund in his name has been set up at United Community Bank: "Family of Greg Whitaker," account # 2026200937. Read more.
Crime & traffic information for last month
Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
DUIs
Traffic accidents
5,600
77
11
10
9
119

Top 5 intersections for accidents:
1. Jones Bridge & State Bridge
2. Medlock Bridge & State Bridge
3. Abbotts Bridge & Medlock Bridge
4. Kimball Bridge & Jones Bridge
5. Kimball Bridge & State Bridge
Most accidents were caused by following too closely and occurred on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day in clear weather. 15% reported injuries; there were no fatalities.
Burglaries (10): 3340 Old Alabama, Ashley Glen, Bridgestone Farms, Camden on the River (2), Karen's Fabrics, Kingston Crossing, Medlock Crossing Shopping Center, Roswell Mill, and The Pines at Kimball Bridge.
Car break-ins (14): 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Camden on the River, Cameron Forest, Carriage Park, Donamere, Enclave at Foxdale, Medlock Crossing Shopping Center, Oxford Mill, Preston Oaks, Rivermont Station, and Saddle Brook Shopping Center.
 

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