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McGruff the Crime Dog Takes A Bite Out of Crime in Orange


ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. and the Orange Municipal Council in partnership with the Orange Police Department, Orange Fire Department, Orange Public Library, Orange Police Athletic League as well as Cartwright and Associates Consultation Firm, a business  and community development organization,  joined the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) featuring McGruff the Crime Dog, with the crime prevention message "See something. Say Something."

McGruff the Crime Dog will embark on a Citywide Tour in Orange, NJ, to teach citizens that the police can't fight crime alone - crime prevention is everybody's business and everyone can help "Take A Bite Out Of Crime." ®

On April 11, 2015 McGruff the Crime Dog will kick off his city wide tour at the Orange Public Library, 340 Main Street, Orange, NJ from 10am - 2pm with Mayor Warren, the Orange Police Department, The Orange Fire Department and other officials with discussions, fun activities and a film about crime and fire safety tips.

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McGruff will encourage our community to become more active when they witness criminal behavior and to report it immediately.  McGruff will urge residents to get involved by joining Neighborhood Watch Groups that create communities where people look out for each other.  McGruff will also interact with Orange youth to remind them that Police Officers protect them and keep them safe from bullying and gangs.

Mayor Warren stated "This is the beginning of a community campaign to empower our residents to get involved and report crimes immediately.  It takes a village to raise a child, it starts with us and I want our children to feel safe. "

The National Crime Prevention Council, an Alliance partner, strives to lead the nation in helping people, communities and families to be safe from crime. Founded in 1982, the NCPC manages the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign and McGruff the Crime Dog to administer the Crime Prevention Coalition of America.

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