Community Programs

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Active Shooter Response

This program discusses ways to stay safe, how to report an incident to 911, and what to do when Law Enforcement arrives.

Bicycle Safety

This program is presented to children of all ages and involves bicycle safety tips with a review of the laws governing bicycle riding and the bicycle helmet.

Block Watch Program

This program is presented to any civic association or residential group and follows the same format as the community watch program. Instead of mobile patrols, a telephone network will be set up to create a flow of information between the community and the police.

Child Safety / Stranger Danger

This program is primarily presented to children 4 to 10 years of age by a uniformed officer. The children are informed on how to identify and avoid dangerous situations and "good touch vs. bad touch."

Citizen Advisory Councils

New Castle County is divided up into four geographical districts (North, Central, West, and South). Council meetings are held regularly and are open to the public. The council works with the officers assigned to their area on community policing projects and quality of life issues. Members typically include community members, civic association leaders, and community / block watch participants.

Heroin Alert Program

This is a drug prevention program that illustrates the consequences of drug abuse in our communities. The program is continually updated due to the increase of heroin sales and use in the state of Delaware. Heroin Alert is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Home & Business Security Surveys

These surveys are designed to point out security risks or hazards. A physical survey of the site will be conducted. Recommendations will then be offered on ways to eliminate these problem areas.

Officer Friendly

This program is presented to children of all ages, usually by a uniformed officer with a marked police vehicle. Topics such as how to identify a police officer, the duties of a police officer, and a safety talk are covered. This program is designed to present a uniformed police officer in a setting that is not intimidating for the child. If a child ever needs the assistance of the police, he/she should not be afraid to ask.

Police Athletic League (PAL) Center (Three locations: Delaware City, New Castle & Hockessin)

PAL offers children ages 9 to 18 recreational and educational programs. Delaware City 302-838-7645 Garfield Park 302-656-9501 Hockessin 302-239-8857

Personal Safety Program

Personal Safety promotes safety and awareness in areas such as the home, vehicle, retail stores, and on the street. This program can be customized for any group.

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia and other related disorders.

Realtor Safety Program

This is a dual-purpose program. It provides personal safety information that is unique to the Realtor, as well as proper reporting procedures when the Realtor observes criminal or suspicious behavior.

Senior Citizen Safety

This informative program consists of home security information, insight into "flimflam" scams, ideas on increasing protection from street crime, and general safety tips while at home or away.

Senior Roll Call

This is a telephone reassurance program which calls senior citizens or home-bound residents on a daily basis with a prerecorded safety message. The program is monitored to ensure the Senior Roll Call member answers the telephone and is "Okay."

Play Zone

To provide the New Castle County Youth a safe environment to play with positive officer interaction. locations are chosen by the communities within the County of New Castle, DE. For each Play Zone location, the community leadership will be requested to participate (but not mandatory). The basic set-up for each Play Zone will include a football, a portable soccer net, two tables for table games (chess, checkers and Uno etc.), jump ropes, corn hole, a basketball hoop, books and activity area. Youth are also provided water and healthy snacks at these events.

Internet Safety/Security

Protecting yourself from the serious risk of your private information and property associated with using the internet falling into the wrong hands.

*Identity Theft is when someone steals your personal information and uses it to pretend they are you. Identify theft is a criminal offense. It occurs when a person knowingly transfers or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit or to aid or abet any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of federal law or that constitutes a felony under any applicable state or local law. Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act 18 USC 1028(a)(7)