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McGruff the Crime Dog gives a thumbs-up for crime prevention and mixes with crowd during the CSC event.
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Speakers David Goad, National Sheriffs’ Association; Diane Groomes, Metropolitan Police Department; Dave Webb, Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority; Ann Harkins, National Crime Prevention Council; Mary Lou Leary, Office of Justice Programs; Melissa Hook, Office of the DC Mayor; and Channing Phillips, Office of the U.S. Attorney joined McGruff the Crime Dog to deliver the message of the importance of strong partnerships in forming safe and crime free communities.
Dave Webb, Deputy Chief of Metro Transit Police, invites everyone to be partners in safety and provided tips to metro riders and others who are frequent riders. He moderated the morning’s event and introduced the speakers to those who gathered at the Metro station.
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Ann Harkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Crime Prevention
Council speaks of the national importance of CSC events and the resources that are available to communities.
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Mary Lou Leary, Principal Deputy for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs arrives from her office to greet others who assemble for the event.
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During her remarks Mary Lou Leary speaks of an effective crime prevention partnership in a Washington, DC community using a Weed and Seed strategy support by OJP.
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Channing Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia speaks about the Crime prevention work of the U.S. Attorney’s office and the network of supporters throughout the city.
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Melissa Hook, Director of the Office of Victim Services in the D.C. Mayor’s Office
speaks about the importance of serving the victims of crime and the relationships that create a comprehensive approach to services.
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Participants and volunteers hold signs during the CSC event with mottos encouraging individuals to prevent crime by helping out and speaking out.
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Diane Groomes, Assistant Chief with the Metropolitan Police Department, spoke of the vital links to communities in DC and the importance of citizens to join together to keep their communities safe.
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David Goad, Past President of the National Sheriffs’ Association and Sheriff of Allegany County, Maryland, speaks of their long-standing commitment to safe communities and the value of a Neighborhood Watch Program.
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McGruff the Crime Dog and Metro transit officials participate in the CSC event and remind passers by that crime prevention is an important concern of everyone on a daily basis.
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McGruff the Crime Dog and volunteers use signs to encourage conversations about creating safe communities.
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McGruff the Crime Dog and OJP staff person hold sign to call attention to the message of the CSC event.