What Is Community Policing?
An Idea for the Times
Community policing offers a way for law enforcement to help re-energize our communities. Developing strong, self-sufficient communities is an essential step in creating an atmosphere in which serious crime will not flourish.
|Neighborhood Watch * Bicycle Patrol * Safer Seniors * Special Olympics * Shop with a Cop * Seminars|
Message from the Chief of Police
First allow me the time to thank you for showing interest in the Neighborhood Watch Program in Murphy. Neighborhood Watch shows concerned residents how to look out for each other’s safety, and help law enforcement officers protect people and their homes against criminals.
Working together, neighbors can learn how to protect each others property, while increasing personal safety and reducing the risk of being victimized.
We cannot fight crimes that are not reported! When citizens are alert and report incidences we can be more effective against crimes. Our goal is to provide the highest level of police protection and make our town a more safer place to live and work. Below are a few helpful tips that may be of service to you and your family.
Please remember do not hesitate to contact me, if I or the agency can be of any assistance to you and your family.
Justin J. Jacobs
As a member of NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, call the police about all suspicious activity in your neighborhood. You and your fellow members should report any unusual situations, such as:
In December of 2003 the Town of Murphy Police Department launched its Bike Patrol Program to strengthen its Community Policing Program as well as provide additional officer presence in specific locations and establish a unique way to interact with the community. The launching of the Bike Patrol Program was made possible after receiving 4 Trek Mountain Bikes from the Virginia Beach, VA Police Department.
Murphy Police Officers can been seen utilizing the Bike Patrol during special events such as:
Spring Fling/Downtown Festivals
4th of July, Halloween and Christmas Celebrations and Festivals
Park and Residential Patrols
The Town of Murphy Police Departments Bike Patrol Units have been equipped with the most up to date equipment and warning lights/siren, while the units patrol officers are qualified to safely operate and patrol on these bikes.
As people grow older, their chances of being victims of crime decrease dramatically. But a lifetime of experience coupled with the physical problems associated with aging often make older Americans fearful and trapped in their own homes. Though they're on the lookout constantly for physical attack and burglary, they're not as alert to frauds and con games - in reality, the greatest crime threat to seniors' well being and trust.
Want to conquer fear and prevent crime? Take these common-sense precautions.
Be Alert When Out and About
Make Your Home Safe and Secure
Watch Out for Con Artists
Report all suspicious activities to the Town of Murphy Police Department.
828.837.2214 or remember 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES.
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina The Torch Run efforts to raise funds include: collecting corporate sponsorships, T-shirt and hat donations and hosting unique fundraising events such as building sits, polar plunges and golf tournaments.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state in The Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh. The 2,000-mile, 16-day Torch Run Relay involves more than 4,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 400 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff's Association, the North Carolina Sheriff's Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and the National Association of School Resource Officers.
2008 NC Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirts available NOW for only $13.00
Contact the Murphy Police Department and get yours today!Vist the NC Special Olympics Website
Each year the Town of Murphy Police Department and our local Wal-Mart team up together to participate in the annual Shop with a Cop Program, benefiting local area children and families. The establishment of this program began in December of 2004, after the Murphy Police Department received a special Holiday Grant from Wal-Mart. Each year since the program has began it has grown to new numbers, with an out pour of community support from other businesses, organizations, and generous donations from individuals.
Murphy Police Officers get to share the wonderful joy of Christmas, by escorting children to Wal-Mart where they receive a gift card to purchase presents for themselves; but often times prove that the children purchase gifts for their families.
"Our Community Our Commitment"
The Murphy Police Department welcomes all donations to aid and assist in continuing this program.
All donations should be made out to:
The Town of Murphy Police Department is always happy to take part in community events, and functions educating our community about our line of work, ways to reduce being victimized by a crime, to safety issues and lessons.
If you would like to schedule to have one of our officers to speak or provide a learning exercise for your group, function or event please contact:
Chief Justin J. Jacobs at the Town of Murphy Police Department- (828) 837-2214.