Text: H.Res.1666 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H. Res. 1666 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. RES. 1666

     Expressing support for designation of October 2010 as ``Crime 
                          Prevention Month''.



                           September 28, 2010

Mr. Boswell (for himself, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Graves of Missouri, and Mr. 
 Terry) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary



     Expressing support for designation of October 2010 as ``Crime 
                          Prevention Month''.

Whereas communities across the United States face localized increases in 
        violence and other crime;
Whereas local law enforcement-community partnerships are effective tools for 
        preventing crime and addressing the fear of crime;
Whereas the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the National Sheriffs' 
        Association (NSA) are leading national resources providing community 
        safety and crime prevention tools that are tested and valued by local 
        law enforcement agencies and communities nationwide;
Whereas in 2008, the NCPC and the NSA joined together in partnership with the 
        Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Department of 
        Justice to create ``Celebrate Safe Communities'' (CSC), an exciting 
        initiative which takes place in October, and which is designed to help 
        local law enforcement agencies and their community partners celebrate of 
        ``Crime Prevention Month'';
Whereas ``Crime Prevention Month'' was established over 25 years ago to educate 
        the public on being alert to criminal activity within their communities;
Whereas CSC is designed to spotlight communities' crime prevention efforts, 
        enhance public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages, 
        recruit year-round support for ongoing prevention activities that help 
        keep neighborhoods safe from crime and prepared for any emergency, and 
        help local communities organize safety-focused events;
Whereas since 2008, CSC has reached over 350 sites in 36 States;
Whereas 2010 also marks the 30th anniversary year of McGruff the Crime Dog, 
        NCPC's symbol of crime prevention and community involvement;
Whereas NCPC manages the McGruff ``Take a Bite Out of Crime'' public service 
        advertising campaign to reach children, youth, and the general public 
        with crime prevention information about identity theft, bullying, cyber 
        bullying, gangs, drugs, and other crimes as well as to emphasize the 
        importance of community involvement;
Whereas McGruff's public service advertising messages have reached tens of 
        millions of adults and children since they first began; and
Whereas the month of October 2010 would be an appropriate month to designate as 
        ``Crime Prevention Month'', during which law enforcement and communities 
        across the United States will hold ``Celebrate Safe Communities'' 
        events: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports the designation of ``Crime Prevention Month'';
            (2) supports participation in ``Celebrate Safe 
        Communities'' during ``Crime Prevention Month'';
            (3) commends the efforts of the thousands of local law 
        enforcement agencies and their countless community partners 
        educating and engaging residents of all ages in the fight 
        against crime;
            (4) congratulates McGruff the Crime Dog during his 30th 
        anniversary year;
            (5) asks communities across the United States to consider 
        how ``Celebrate Safe Communities'' can help them highlight 
        local successes in the fight against crime;
            (6) encourages the National Crime Prevention Council and 
        the National Sheriffs' Association to continue to promote 
        ``Celebrate Safe Communities'' and year-round, individual and 
        collective action, in collaboration with law enforcement and 
        other supporting local agencies, to reduce crime and build 
        safer communities throughout the United States; and
            (7) encourages government agencies, civic groups, schools, 
        businesses, and youth organizations to educate the public, 
        showcase their accomplishments, and explore new partnerships 
        during ``Crime Prevention Month''.