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CRIME AWARENESS & PREVENTION
THROUGH A UNIFIED REPORTING EFFORT
WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN BEAT CRIME
Crime is a major concern to all of us. The Port Huron Police Department, working closely with the community to fight against and eliminate crime in Port Huron, has developed many new and innovative crime prevention programs that have proven to be very successful. One of these programs is called the C.A.P.T.U.R.E. Association.
C.A.P.T.U.R.E. stands for CRIME AWARENESS and PREVENTION THROUGH a UNIFIED REPORTING EFFORT. The purpose of the association is to facilitate and augment crime prevention activities by the Port Huron Police Department in its effort to eliminate criminal activities in the City of Port Huron. These Crime Prevention activities include a Secret Witness Hotline; personal safety programs; Neighborhood and Business Watch and other related activities.
The C.A.P.T.U.R.E. Association consists of a number of civic minded volunteers who represent a cross section of the community, such as the Police Department, financial institutions, print and broadcast media, insurance companies, senior citizen organizations, business owners, volunteer organizations, City Attorney’s office, public utilities, Prosecuting Attorney’s office and the general public at large.
The Association meets regularly to review, plan and implement programs and activities related to Crime Prevention; review and coordinate fund raising activities for the Association and to review and recommend awards to the Secret Witness Hotline Program participants.
The C.A.P.T.U.R.E. Association is an incorporated, non-profit organization that seeks donations from the community to help fund their programs, such as National Night-Out Against Crime, or the observance of October as National Crime Prevention Month. In addition, the Association features “Port Huron’s Most Wanted,” “Crime of the Week,” or a crime prevention tip of the month in local printed publications and on radio broadcasts.
This program was built on a solid foundation of support. Its members have provided, through their collective thoughts and ideas, many of the suggestions mentioned. The combination of these community spirited individuals and the Police Department is taking the fight against crime in our city, one step closer to victory.