City of Johns Creek, Georgia August 2011
COPS Connect - community involvement
Mid-month communications from your Johns Creek Police Department 
PACT (Police and Community Together)

Well, school is back in session. This will bring more traffic to our streets, so make sure everyone keeps an eye out for children walking to and from school, and at school bus stops. (See Back to School Safety Tips below).
Remember that our traffic unit usually works the school zones to remind drivers of the speed limit in those areas during the posted times.
As usual, do not leave any valuables in your vehicles and make sure your vehicle is always locked when unattended.
Look out for suspicious people and vehicles and don't hesitate to call 9-1-1, especially in the local parks.
Make sure your home alarm is working and turned on when not at home.
Officer Mark Johnson
Community Services
Back to School Safety Tips
school safety
  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don't talk or text while driving.
  • Children should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old.
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.
  • Make sure children always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them.
September is National Preparedness Month
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This September not only marks the ten year anniversary of 9/11, it is also National Preparedness Month which focuses this year on "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare."
  • Make a Family Emergency Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.
  • Plan places where your family will meet, both within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.
  • It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
  • You may also want to inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one.
City offers new, FREE emergency weather alerts
CodeRED Weather Warning
The City of Johns Creek is offering a new emergency notification system for its residents and businesses to receive severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service by text, email, or voice call.
CodeRED is a reverse 9-1-1 system that automatically sends recorded alerts from the NWS if a severe weather, flood, or tornado warning is issued for Johns Creek.
Read more.
School Safety Hotline: anonymous tips
School Safety Hotline: 1-877-SAY-STOP
If your child knows of an unsafe situation (weapons violations, bomb threats, drugs, alcohol, bullying, etc.), they have the option of passing on the information anonymously through the Georgia Department of Education's School Safety Hotline: 1-877-SAY-STOP (1-877-729-7867).
Designed for crisis prevention, a call to the hotline initiates immediate and appropriate action by the Fulton County Schools System or the appropriate law enforcement agency, depending on the urgency of the call.
During regular business hours, the operator at the Georgia Department of Education works the hotline. Hotline calls are transferred to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after regular business hours and on weekends and holidays.
The hotline is also a valuable information resource for parents who have questions regarding safety in Georgia schools.
FBI Scam Alert: fraudulent online vehicle sales
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The FBI warns the public that online vehicle shoppers are being victimized by fraudulent vehicle sales (sellers don't own vehicles) and false claims of vehicle protection programs.
Shoppers should be cautious of the following situations:
  • Sellers who want to move the transaction from one platform to another (for example, from Craigslist to eBay Motors).
  • Sellers who claim that a buyer protection program offered by a major Internet company covers an auto transaction conducted outside that company's site.
  • Sellers who push for speedy completion of the transaction and request payments via quick wire transfer payment systems.
  • Sellers who refuse to meet in person, or refuse to allow the buyer to physically inspect the vehicle before the purchase.
  • Transactions in which the seller and vehicle are in different locations.
  • Vehicles advertised at well below their market value.
If you have witnessed this behavior or fallen victim to this type of scam, please file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, www.ic3.gov. 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
6,187
127
22
11
30
150

Top 5 intersections for accidents:
1. Medlock Bridge & State Bridge
2. Medlock Bridge & Abbotts Bridge
3. Jones Bridge & State Bridge
4. Medlock Bridge & Old Alabama
5. Medlock Bridge & McGinnis Ferry
Most accidents last month were caused by following too closely, and occurred on Saturday nights in clear weather. 21% reported injuries; there were no fatalities.
Burglaries (11): 6375 McGinnis Ferry Road, Newtown Park, Montclair, Fairway Ridge Drive, Aylesbury Farms (2), Aviary (2), Johns Creek Walk, 6005 State Bridge Road, and Timberlane.
Car break-ins (22): 9101 Barnwell Road (2), Newtown Park (2), Brookdale, 11480 Lakefield Drive (2), 11555 Johns Creek Parkway (2), Cameron Forest, Seven Oaks, Cameron Woods, Riverwalk Marketplace, 5575 State Bridge Road (2), St. Ives Country Club (2), Cambridge, 10879 Jones Bridge Road, Rivermont Club (2), and Morningside.
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