Criminal Justice Resources: Crime Prevention Tips and Resources

Who to Call in an Emergency

There is a single emergency number in many countries used to call for emergency services. The number calls for immediate help and is normally a three-digit number that is quick to dial and simple to remember. In some countries, there is a different number for each emergency service that often differs with the last digit. A cell phone can be used for emergency service numbers and foreign phones do not have to know the local emergency numbers because as long as the SIM card has been programmed, it will redirect an emergency call to the location of where you are.

What to Do in an Emergency- Information on what to do and who to call in an emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions- Information on who to call for life threatening emergencies.

Emergency Telephone Number- Different emergency numbers for various countries.

Emergency Communications- Learn how emergency phone calls are dispatched.

Question: When do I call the emergency telephone number versus the non-emergency phone number?- Information on how to know the difference between calling emergency numbers and to not.

Residential Safety

A helpful way to promote residential safety is to start a neighborhood watch program. Theses programs are also called Community Watches, Building Watches, or Crime Watches. By starting these programs and promoting safety, crime can decrease in your area and residents will feel more safe. Residents can make their home more safe by marking items of value in your home with unique numbers. Residents can also practice proven techniques to make their home more safe and organize a neighborhood watch program.

Neighborhood Safety- Learn about different neighborhood safety programs, such as the Street Safety Program and SafeRide Program.

Neighborhood Crime Prevention & Safety – Information on a neighborhood safety program and how residents can help each other out.

Home and Neighborhood Safety – Information from the National Crime Prevention Council on how to promote neighborhood safety.

Business Security and Safety

There are different ways to carry out business security. First, before hiring anyone, a background check should be performed. There should be control of people who enter the building and who is exiting as well as spot checks of purses and lockers of employees. Management should offer training of employees about security of public areas and how to protect them and training of staff and valuable securities. There should be meetings held to review the plan of action during emergencies.

Sample Programs - An example of how to start safety and health programs for a business.

An Effective Safety Program – Good for Employees and the Bottom Line - Information on The Shield Program and how it provides safety to the workplace.

Guidelines For Security and Safety Of Health Care And Community Service Workers - A guide on building safety and rules during emergencies.

Guide to DevelopingYour Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Programwith checklists for self-inspection - A manual made to guide employers give a better workplace protection of their employees.

Personal Safety

It is very important for everyone to know how to keep themselves safe. There is more of a danger for women to be unsafe than men and a weak person is more vulnerable than a stronger person. Recognizing the risk factors and being ready for when an emergency happens is our best defense. Be confident and aware of the surroundings around as people who move briskly are less vulnerable to personal attacks than those who seem inattentive and nervous. Pay attention to unusual behavior and report it, as one never knows if it could be something more.

Personal Safety- A website of personal safety resources.

Personal Safety- Safety precautions to take and how to react to different emergencies.

Personal Safety Tips- Informational tips on how to keep safe and avoiding potential situations of emergencies.

Safety Tips- A list of safety tips on foot, car, public transportation, ATM, and child safety.

Child and Teen Safety

It is very important children and teens are taught safety rules at a very young age. A person can never be too careful when it comes to strangers and that is why its best to start teaching safety precautions at an early age. Teaching a child safety is a must starting with not talking to strangers to keeping the line of communication open to prevent improper actions. A child should know how to call 911 and know what to do for when there is an emergency. The child or teen should know their address and parent or guardian’s phone number. A parent and child should have a plan of action in case of a fire and also if a stranger tries to pick the child up from school or if a child is outside playing. It is recommended by the authorities to keep dental and medical records of your child and to have a lot of pictures of your child.

NetSmartz Workshop Educate. Engage. Empower- A child safety program designed to teach the dangers found on the Internet.

Internet-Related Safety Tips for Teens- Various tips for teens using the Internet and how to stay safe while using it.

Child and Teen- A website for parents who are concerned on the issues of young children and teens are facing and how to help them.

Personal Safety for Children- A guide for parents on personal safety and how parents can protect their children.

Personal Safety for Teens – Tips on keeping teens safe and how to look in public.

Teens- Learn how to be safe on the Internet including what to post and what not to post online and cyber bullying information.

Adolescent Violence Prevention Page- Information for teens on how to be safe by using safety precautions.

Problem Solving Resources

There are many steps to take when a person problem solves. First, they must decide what exactly the problem is. Discuss the problem with someone who is willing to help solve the problem. Decide what you would like the outcome of the problem to be. Ask yourself if you could have the problem fixed the way you want, how would that be? Next, find the barrier from solving the problem and decide what resources are needed to solve the problems to get the desired outcome. Finally, take action to solve the problem to reach the wanted outcome.

Crime Prevention Resources- A resource complied by residents of crime prevention and problem solving resources.

Community Problem Solving, GRIP (Gang Response and Intervention Program)- Information on a community group that focuses on community work and gang prevention by problem solving.

Problem Solving Through Outdoor Play - Information and ways for teachers to problem solve on the playground.