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Mission of the Crime Prevention Unit

The Cape May County Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit exists to reduce criminal victimization, reduce unwarranted fear of crime, and improve the quality of life of the citizens of Cape May County.

Goals of the Crime Prevention Unit

Our mission will be achieved by addressing each segment of the County population with specific and appropriate educational programs, support services, and expertise.

Specifically We Offer:

Child Safety Programs

 

School Safety

Adult Safety

Senior Citizens Safety

Other Community Safety Related Projects / Programs

Speakers Bureau

 

To Contact the Crime Prevention Unit for Literature, Videos or presentations

call (609) 463- 6430.


Child Fingerprinting Program

For over fifteen years the Sheriff's Office has offered the service of child fingerprinting to the parents of kindergarten age students in Cape May County Schools.

This year the Sheriff's Office has announced that there will be a change in the Fingerprint Program as they seek to offer a more effective and efficient service that will help parents and aid law enforcement in cases of child abduction or disappearance.

A much smaller print card containing spaces for the child's physical description and a picture will be sent home with each kindergarten student and the parents or guardian of the child will do the printing. A disposable ink strip and towelette will be in each print card with easy to follow instructions.

Surveys conducted through the summer have found this method to be well received by parents. They specifically liked the idea that the new card is small enough to be carried in a purse or glove box and can be presented to law enforcement immediately should a child wander away or be abducted on shopping trip or vacation.


Safe School Program

The Cape May County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Cape May County SchoolCrime Stoppers has instituted a Safe Schools Program throughout Cape May County.

The Sheriff's Office offers free security surveys for County Schools along with tip boxes, and a hot line for students that may have information about potential problems.

To date several county schools have requested and received the security survey and have employed the "Tip Box" and "Hot Line".  

Tip Line number is (609) 465-2800

The survey emphasizes access control, surveillance, and to protect students, faculty, and visitors.


McGruff The Crime Dog

McGruff will be making his appearance in schools throughout the County teaching his "Dangerous Strangers" program. A notice will be coming to your school at the beginning of the year to schedule dates. The program runs from January to June. If you have not received a letter and would like to inquire about the program contact Lieutenant Scott Knoedler at (609) 463-5136. Click on the title or picture above to go to McGruff's  personal web site for more information, stories and games. The entire presentation is approximately 30 to 40 minutes long. 


Eddie Eagle

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program's mascot, Eddie Eagle, in an easy-to-remember format. A notice will be coming to your school at the beginning of the year to schedule dates. The program runs from January to June. If you have not received a letter and would like to inquire about the program contact Lieutenant Scott Knoedler at (609) 463-5136. The presentation is approximately 30 to 40 minutes long.


Page Revised: 02/14/2017