2016 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO ALBUM
BARTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT – 2017 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY-STARTS JANUARY 31, 2017
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What is the Number ONE Crime Prevention Tip?
This may seem rudimentary, but the facts are:
59 % of all burglaries reported so far this year, were unsecured homes, vehicles and property.
80 % of the vehicles that have been reported burglarized were left unlocked or windows down.
LOCK YOUR HOUSE/HOME
LOCK YOUR VEHICLE
LOCK UP YOUR VALUABLES!
NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH
Most residential crimes occur because the opportunity to commit them existed. You cannot take away the criminal's desire or ability to commit a crime, but you can take away their opportunity.
To create an effective crime control strategy, one must start with watchful neighbors, use adequate lighting, and secure their homes. Crime prevention is the most logical and economical approach to controlling crime in a community.
In starting a NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH, you have made the first step in reducing crime in your neighborhood by educating yourself, your family, neighbors, and friends on ways to keep from becoming an easy victim of crime. Welcome to the Bartow Police Department's Neighborhood Crime Watch program!
Please call Crime Prevention Practitioner Lyn Bryan (863) 534-5034 for information on how to start a Neighborhood Crime Watch Group in your own neighborhood.
Bartow Neighborhood Crime Watch
BARTOW BUSINESS WATCH PROGRAM
Through this Program, local businesses, working in cooperation with the Bartow Police Department, will be able to identity, and possibly apprehend offenders that are targeting Bartow businesses. Just as citizens preparedness and surveillance in Neighborhood Watch programs have let to a reduction of crime in residential areas, this strategy can reduce crime against businesses as well.
If you would like your business to participate in this program you may do so by contacting Lyn Bryan, Community Services Coordinator at the Bartow Police Department (863) 534-5034 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
GOING ON VACATION?
If you are a resident of Bartow and will be out of town for a period of four (4) days to three (3) weeks, you may request that the Bartow Police Department conduct periodic checks on your home or business while you are away. To have a House Watch Order placed on your home call 863-534-5034.
For helpful tips you may also go to: Vacation and Traveling Safety Tips.
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
BARTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT – 2016 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
TEN (10) WEEK PROGRAM
February 2, 2016 through April 12, 2016
Bartow Police Department's Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a 10-Week course offered FREE to the citizens of Bartow. The Program offers a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the Bartow Police Department. The current 2016 CPA Class is now underway, and the graduation will be held on April 12, 2016 at the Bartow Civic Center.
The goal of the CPA Program, is for citizens to gain a greater understanding of the police mission and a better understanding of how the police serve the community. CPA participants have the opportunity to meet and talk with many of the patrol officers as well as the command and training staff that serve the city. The CPA Program has benefits to both police staff and the citizens by bringing them together, opening lines of communication and breaking stereotypes and barriers that may exist.
For more information, or view photos of previous classes, go to:
Citizens Police Academy
PD Photo Gallery
Referred to as ”DNA for your property”, CopDots is a microdot technology that enables consumers to mark their personal assets with a pen-like applicator. Each CopDots pen dispenses a special adhesive, containing thousands of tiny microdots, each marked with a traceable Personal Identification Number (PIN). No two pens contain microdots with the same identifier making every user unique. This has been a valuable Crime Prevention tool as well as an effective process for recovering and returning property to victims of burglary and theft.
To learn more about this new program go to COPDOTS .
The Bartow Police Department has implemented several volunteer programs. Some of the programs have been active for many years, such as the Explorer Post and the Police Axillary Unit. Volunteers perform various duties throughout the Police Department. The greatest asset of any community is it's people.
Volunteer Programs include:
For addition information on these programs call the Community Services Team at 863-534-5034.
REGISTERED SEXUAL PREDATORS AND OFFENDERS
A Florida law, effective 7/1/96, requires the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to maintain an updated list of Registered Sexual Predators in this state after a court has made a written finding designating them as a Sexual Predator as that term is defined by Florida statute.
Florida Statute 943.0435, created by Ch. 97-299, Laws of Florida, requires certain sexual offenders to register with the state, with the information to be provided to FDLE and made available to the public. This site provides you with public information regarding registered Sexual Offenders as law defines that term for the purposes of registration requirements.
For more information, click: Sexual Offenders and Predators
Most children regard firearms as toys and will play with them if given the opportunity!
Thousands of people, many are children, are killed annually in the United States by firearms being used or stored in an unsafe manner.
Free gun locks available at the Bartow Police Department, they are provided through PROJECT CHILDSAFE.
For more information go to: Project Childsafe