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FBI Launches Child ID Mobile App

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched its first mobile application—the Child ID App. This free mobile app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about one’s children that can be easily provided to authorities if a child goes missing. The app allows users to send information—including pictures or other physical identifiers such as height and weight—to authorities with a few clicks. It also provides tips on keeping children safe and guidance on what to do in the first few crucial hours after a child goes missing. The Child ID App is currently available for use on iPhones and can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes. The FBI is planning to expand the tool to other types of mobile devices in the near future. Resources:Learn more about the FBI’s Child ID App at www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/august/child_080511. The FBI's new Child ID App can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes at itunes.apple.com/us/app/fbi-child-id/id446158585?ls=1&mt=8

Join the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition

Join the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition and receive e-mail updates on new resources, materials available and training opportunities. You also help support our efforts. Check the link below for our application. We offer individual membership or agency membership (which allows more people on the mailing list at reduced cost).

Individual Application Click Here

Agency Application Click Here

School Crossing Guard Resources

New School Crossing Guard Resources have been added under the Highway Safety Page. Feel free to download the Crossing Guard Don'ts and Crossing Guard Review form for your agency use.

   
   

Get Your FREE Safe Guard Link

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Monitor and Protect Your Kids On the Net

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Help support the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition as you shop online.

If you shop online you can help support the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.Go to the GoodSearch Web Site by clicking on the logo below. Sign up the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition as your charity of choice. Then enter their shopping area and shop at all the stores you normally shop at online. Difference is because you use the GoodSearch portal, we receive a donation. I used the site for booking travel this past year and KCPC received a 1 percent donation of everything I spent. You can also use the GoodSearch Home Page and we receive .01 cent for every search you do on the web.

Coloring Books Available

Thanks to our partnerhip with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety we now have coloring books available at no cost to our Kentucky Agencies. "McGruff Buckle Up" and "McGruff on Bicycle Safety". To order online go to our "Materials Available" page above.

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The Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition has a limited number of Shout Out Boxes available for Kentucky Middle Schools and High Schools at no cost. For more information and to request a Shout Out Box contact the KCPC office at 859-727-2678 or kcpc@fuse.net.

The Last Text

Watch AT&T's new 10-minute documentary titled "The Last Text," featuring stories of real individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel.http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=2964 AT&T created this documentary as part of its "It Can Wait" campaign because we want consumers to be safe while using our technology. We are grateful and humbled by the bravery of the people who agreed to be on camera for the documentary. We would have no story to tell without them.

October is Crime Prevention Month, a time to Celebrate Safe Communities(CSC). Join us this October by registering your local CSC events.

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What is Celebrate Safe Communities?

Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) is a U.S. Department of Justice-supported initiative designed to help spotlight communities’ crime prevention efforts, enhance public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages, and recruit year-round support for ongoing prevention activities that help keep neighborhoods safe from crime. This initiative  will help local communities organize safety-focused events. Local CSC activities held in October to coincide with Crime Prevention Month will help Americans of all ages recognize that a safer community is no accident and that crime prevention is everyone’s business every day of the year.

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