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

Here's an important reminder: in Johns Creek, 9-1-1 is also utilized for non-emergencies. The city does NOT have a separate non-emergency number. If you need to meet with an officer for whatever reason please call 9-1-1.
9-1-1 is a service to all of our residents and businesses that need police and/or fire department assistance. It is not only used to report crimes or injuries but should also be used to report any suspicious people or activities.
Remember to call 9-1-1 when the suspicious activity is taking place or just taken place. Be prepared to explain what is suspicious and why and a good description of the suspicious person or activity - including race, age, weight, height, clothing description or approximate vehicle year, color, make, model, tag, and anything that is distinguishable on the vehicle, such as stickers, damage, or additions to the vehicle.
Johns Creek Police have caught many criminals in the act or just prior to committing a crime because of observant citizens calling 9-1-1 on suspicious activities.
Thank you for your continued diligence and assistance.
Officer Mark Johnson
Community Services
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Stop the Violence
Even with many incidents going unreported, an average of three women in the U.S. die as a result of domestic violence each day. Each October, law enforcement agencies and organizations throughout the U.S. lend special support to the victims of this crime that affects people of all incomes and backgrounds.
The JCPD encourages residents to play an active role in preventing and ending domestic violence, by stepping up to stop violence when they see it. The National Domestic Abuse Hotline provides information to help with the following:
Am I being abused?
Am I abusing others?
Safety Planning
How can I help a friend or family member who is being abused?
National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | Local Resources
National Take Back Prescription Drug Day
Got Drugs
Bring your unwanted or expired prescription drugs to the third annual National Take Back Prescription Drug initiative, Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Target at 5950 State Bridge Road.
The JCPD is hosting this local event, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, to properly and securely dispose of medications. They should NOT be flushed down the toilet.
Since the first event in September 2010, Americans have turned in 309 tons of unwanted or expired drugs at thousands of drop-off points across the country during National Take Back Prescription Drug Day. Questions, please call officer Mark Johnson at 678-474-1587. Read more.
Cyber security:  priority for all Americans
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
According to the Department of Homeland Security, cyber threats are the most serious challenges to our national security and our economic prosperity and competitiveness depends on effective cybersecurity.
The JCPD supports the DHS in its efforts during National Cyber Security Awareness Month to encourage all Americans to "share the responsibility" of creating a secure cyberspace by ensuring the safety of themselves and their families online.
You can do your part by following these cyber security tips.
P2C (Police-to-Citizen): online reporting - NEW
P2C (Police-to-Citizen)
The JCPD is offering a new online service center for filing and accessing reports. It's called P2C (Police-to-Citizen) and it can simplify the reporting process and eliminate a trip to police headquarters.
Even if you don't know a report/case number, you can still find an arrest, incident or traffic report with the system. A critical function of P2C is the ability to file a report for certain non-emergency incidents that occurred within Johns Creek.
In the near future, P2C will also have a Missing Persons function to help identify and report missing persons. Read more.
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
6,067
104
23
10
12
140

Top 5 intersections for accidents:
1. Medlock Bridge & Abbotts Bridge
2. Medlock Bridge & State Bridge
3. Old Alabama & Haynes Bridge
4. Old Alabama & Nesbit Ferry
5. Jones Bridge & State Bridge
Most accidents last month were caused by following too closely, and occurred on Friday evenings in clear weather. 6% reported injuries; there were no fatalities.
Burglaries (10): 3575 Old Alabama Road, Jones Bridge Plantation, Mayfair, Cameron Forest (2), Rivermont, Abbotts Mill, Wellesley, Farm Brook Estates, and Edgewater Estates.
Car break-ins (23): Newtown Park (3), 9820 Nesbit Ferry Road, Silver Ridge (2), 9925 Haynes Bridge Road, Silver Ridge, 4780 Morton Road, 8475 Holcomb Bridge Road, Morningside at the Park, 10625 Parsons Road, 9900 Medlock Bridge Road, 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Morton Plantation, 11555 Johns Creek Pkwy, 5950 State Bridge Road, Aviary (3), Lakehill, and Donamere (2).
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