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Oct. 23, 2015

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Round up your little pirates and princesses, mermaids and monsters, or whatever characters or creatures inhabit your home and take them trick or treating at the Trunk or Treat event at the Johns Creek Police Department headquarters Wednesday Oct. 28.

Trunk or Treat offers a safe alternative to walking the streets, knocking on strangers' doors. Kids, of course, should wear their costumes. Officers will be dressed as...police officers. Each division within the department will be on hand to give out candy and treats. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you do trick or treat on Halloween, please be careful. More U.S. children are killed or injured on Halloween than any other night of the year.
Drivers often can't see young, excited Trick-or-Treaters, and children take dangerous chances as they navigate through neighborhoods. Just because one car slows down and stops, children shouldn't assume that all others will, too.
Parents can help keep their children safe by following these Halloween Safety Tips:
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Cross the street as a group.
  • Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  • Wear reflective clothing.
  • Inspect all treats before letting your child eat them.
  • Keep a look out for suspicious people and cars.
  • Show your children what to do in emergency situations

Stay safe,

Officer M. Meberg
Johns Creek residents complete JCPD's 7th Citizen Police Academy
Twenty-one Johns Creek Citizen Police Academy graduates completed a 9-week course that gave them a behind-the-scenes look at JCPD that covered multiple aspects of law enforcement.

The graduates are: Larry Benator; Hunter Bivins; Jeane Bovat; Rymon Buice; Prapoorna Chatrathi; Edward Clark; Ingrid Degand; Vineet Garg; Tom Hazay; Debbie Heaney; Jodi Jernigan; Karen Korshak; Bhavani Munamarty; Gomesh Muthuswamy; Lynsay Rosenlund; Cheryl Ryan-Jenkins; Nutan Sawant; Regina Storey; Rachel Sullivan; Oscar Sanchez; and Silvia Videla.
The academy met one night a week, and included classroom instruction (criminal investigations, internal affairs, narcotics, CSI, Community Services); demonstrations (K-9, SWAT, radKIDSŪ); and practical exercises (traffic enforcement and firearms simulation).
"The academy is a fun and interesting way to strengthen relationships and support between Johns Creek residents and the police officers who serve them," said Sgt. Debra Kalish, head of JCPD Community Services.
The Citizens Police Academy is open once a year to all Johns Creek residents ages 21 and older who successfully pass the application process and a criminal history check.
For more information, call 678-474-1551 or visit the Citizens Police Academy page on the City website.
Domestic violence awareness month
This month is a chance for everyone - victims, survivors, advocates, law enforcement, supporters and politicians - to work together to end the physical, sexual and emotional abuse caused by domestic violence.

Domestic violence affects people of all ages, genders, races, socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. If you think you're a victim of domestic abuse, or suspect a friend is, there are resources you can contact for help:
Johns Creek Drug Take Back Day nets 308 pounds of drugs
Johns Creek police collected 308 pounds of expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical drugs on Saturday, Sept. 26, during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's 'National Prescription Drug Take Back' day.

The collection was the JCPD's best haul since the City started participating in the program. The previous record was 287 pounds in 2013. Nationwide, 780,000 pounds of drugs were collected.
The event, sponsored by the Johns Creek Police Department, in conjunction with the DEA, is designed to reduce prescription drug abuse, reduce the risk of prescription drugs entering the environment, and to help people comply with the law regarding disposal of prescription drugs.
More than 3,800 federal, state and local counterparts took in more than 702,365 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted drugs at more than 5,000 collection sites across the United States.   Since September 2010, more than 5,525,021 pounds of drugs have been turned in nationwide.
'Rachel from Card Services' wants your credit card info to rip you off
The Federal Trade Commission says that when "Rachel from Card Services" makes a robocall offering you a significantly lower interest rate on your credit card, don't just press "1"; hang up.

If you do press "1," you'll get connected to a scammer who will ask for your credit card and other personal information. They'll promise crazy low interest rates but charge a crazy high fee. And they'll make other promises that are just illegal.

What you should do is call the FTC. Visit or call 1-888-382-1222. The FTC uses complaints to investigate the scams to shut them down. For more information on this scam, visit the FTC webpage.

Download the Johns Creek Police app for cell phones

Follow the Johns Creek Police Department on various social media and get the latest bulletins on traffic accidents on your mobile device.


Johns Creek Police Department now has a free mobile app for iPhones and Androids that allows people to access several services with their cell phone.


Called JCPD4Me, the app also allows people to get notices and bulletins on missing persons, crime reports, and "most wanted" information as well as news and events. JCPD4Me also includes alarm registration forms, and ways to file or purchase reports, look up the Georgia Sex Offender Registry, road information, or write the Department.


The app is available on iPhone and Android app stores.

Fololw JCPD on Facebook, Twitter for updates
Be sure to like JCPD on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get urgent updates, and interesting posts about Johns Creek police and law enforcement elsewhere.

We have "Traffic Law Tuesdays," "Wanted Wednesdays," "Throwback Thursdays" or "Crime Tip Thursdays," and "Fun Fridays."
Crime information for last month

September Stats

Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
Traffic accidents

Car break-ins (11): 
Morton Plantation (2); Long Indian Creek (1); Aviary; Northview High School; 9101 Barnwell Rd; Falls of Autry Mill; Bridgewater (2); Country Club of the South; Kroger Fuel State Bridge/Jones Bridge.

Burglaries (4): 
Belcrest Subdivision; Abberly Township; The Estates at Wellington; Bahia Center.

August Stats

Crime Stats
Total calls for service
Total arrests
Total car break-ins
Total burglaries
Traffic accidents

Car break-ins (10): 
Chartwell; Foxworth; Rivermont Colony; Ridge at Brumbelow; TimberStone; Prestwick; Lifetime Fitness; Medlock Bridge; Sugar Ridge; Dermatology Center-Medlock Bridge.

Burglaries (5): 
River Glen; Saddle Bridge; St. Ives Country Club; Roswell Mill; 11300 Medlock Bridge Rd.

Traffic information for past 2 months

Top 5 intersections for accidents in September:
1. Medlock Bridge & State Bridge (7)
2. Medlock Bridge & Medlock Crossing (7)  
3. Medlock Bridge & Abbotts Bridge (7)  
4. Old Alabama & Nesbit Ferry (6)
5. Jones Bridge & Kimball Bridge (5)
Most accidents were caused
by following too closely and
occurred on Tuesdays(4-6p.m.)
in clear weather. 22% reported
injuries; there were no fatalities.

Top 5 intersections for accidents in August:
1. Medlock Bridge & State Bridge (9) 
2. Medlock Bridge & Abbotts Bridge (7)  
3. Jones Bridge & State Bridge (7)  
4. Medlock Bridge & Hospital Pkwy (6) 
5. Medlock Bridge & Old Alabama (5) 
Most accidents were caused
by following too closely and
occurred on Thursdays (4-6 p.m.) in clear weather. 15% reported injuries; there were no fatalities.

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