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

With the holiday season bringing an increase in home burglaries in North Fulton, we want to assure our residents that we continue to be proactive here in Johns Creek and we encourage you, your families and neighbors to help us by doing the following:
  • Don't hesitate to call 911 if you see a suspicious car in your neighborhood. If you can safely document the vehicle's license plate, make, model and color, please do so, but don't put yourself in any danger. Remember that in Johns Creek, 911 handles all emergency and non-emergency calls requiring police response (see 1st story below).
  • If you plan on being out of town for any extended length of time this holiday, submit an online Vacation Watch request to the JCPD in advance.
  • If you notice any ongoing suspicious activity or people in your neighborhood, submit an online Extra Patrol Request. This coverage is limited to two weeks, but can be extended after your first request expires.
We continue to reach out one-on-one to our residents through our PACT (neighborhood watch) program, and we encourage you to sign up if your neighborhood hasn't already done so.
Statistically, neighborhoods that have active neighborhood watches have less neighborhood crime.
Stay safe,
Officer Mark Johnson
The 411 on 911 in Johns Creek
911
Most of us hesitate to call 911 unless it's a life or death situation, but in Johns Creek you should call 911 anytime you need police or fire dispatched to your home or business.
ChatComm, the city's 911 Emergency Communications Center, handles both emergency and non-emergency dispatch calls.
Please share this information with your family and neighbors, and remember to call 911 when you need police or fire dispatched to your property, or when you see suspicious activity. Read more.
"Holiday Crime Safety Workshop," Dec. 20
burglar
Johns Creek residents are invited to JCPD headquarters for a special "Holiday Crime Safety Workshop," Dec. 20, focused on preventing home burglaries, robberies, and thefts from motor vehicles, along with holiday safety tips.
As in other parts of North Metro Atlanta, neighborhood crime increases during the holiday season, so the JCPD Community Services Division encourages everyone in the Johns Creek community to come to the open house to learn more about protecting themselves, their families and their property.
The workshop runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., is free of charge, and will be held at 11445 Johns Creek Parkway. To reserve a spot and/or get more information, please email JCPDcommsvsc@JohnsCreekGA.gov or call 678-4740-1587.
Teen marijuana use on rise, alcohol use on decline
marijuana
Each year since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse surveys 50,000 secondary school students (8th, 10th, and 12th grade) about their attitudes toward alcohol, prescription and illegal drugs. The 2011 report released this month shows:
  • Marijuana use among teens rose in 2011 for the fourth straight year, a sharp contrast to the considerable decline that had occurred in the preceding decade. Daily marijuana use is now at a 30-year peak level among high school seniors.
  • "Synthetic marijuana," which until earlier this year was legally sold in many parts of the U.S. and goes by such names as "K2" and "spice," was added to the study's coverage in 2011. One in every nine high school seniors (11.4%) reported using that drug in the prior 12 months.
  • Alcohol use, and, importantly, occasions of heavy drinking, continued a long-term gradual decline among teens, reaching historically low levels in 2011. (NOTE: This study did not include older teens attending college where 63% of full-time college students are current drinkers and binge drinking is considered a health and safety issue.*)
  • Energy drinks are being consumed by about one third of teens, with use highest among younger teens.
* The Century Council
Drive sober or get pulled over: New Year's road checks
check point
Though drunk-driving deaths declined in 2010 in many parts of the country, including Georgia, fatalities from alcohol-impaired driving crashes continue to account for one in three deaths on American roadways each year. *
January 1 is among the top five deadliest days.
In support of both national and state holiday drunk driving crackdowns, the JCPD Traffic Safety Unit will conduct road checks at undisclosed locations throughout the city during the New Year's holiday, Dec. 31 - Jan. 2.
Crime & traffic information for last month
Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
DUIs
Traffic accidents
6,378
98
26
19
19
164

Top 5 intersections for accidents:
1. Abbotts Bridge & Medlock Bridge
2. State Bridge & Jones Bridge
3. State Bridge & Medlock Bridge
4. State Bridge & Medlock Crossing
5. Medlock Bridge & McGinnis Ferry
Most accidents last month were caused by following too closely, and occurred on Friday evenings in clear weather. 20% reported injuries; there were no fatalities.
Burglaries (19): 11855 Jones Bridge Road, 9945 Jones Bridge Road, 5779 State Bridge Road (2), 5725 State Bridge Road, 9950 Jones Bridge Road, 10900 Buice Road, Abbotts Walk, The Estates at Foxdale, Prestwick, Georgian Ridge, Autry Trail, Papillon, Country Club of the South, Aylesbury Farms, River Ridge, Thornhill, Long Indian Creek, and Glenhurst.
Car break-ins (26): 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, 5390 Buice Road, Country Club of the South, 5805 State Bridge Road, 11555 Johns Creek Pkwy., Brookhollow, 11720 Medlock Bridge Road (2), Huntington, Anaheim Drive, 6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy (2), Long Indian Creek (7), Saddle Bridge, Caswyck Trace, Wynbrook, 11440 Johns Creek Pkwy, Morton Plantation, Waterford, and 11720 Medlock Bridge Road.
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