The Fannin County Criminal District Attorney is happy to announce a new program and a new section to the Fannin County DA website: “Crime Prevention.” Crime Prevention posters will be changed every two weeks and articles will be written as a community outreach program in the hope that this information contained on these posters and articles will be an information aid to our Fannin County community. Crime prevention starts at home, and as individuals and as a community WE can prevent crime from happening to us or our neighbors.

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Protect Your Family And Home From Intruders / Proteja su Familia y su Hogar de Intrusos
This Home Invasion crime prevention poster is a follow up on the last one, “Home Safety” (Burglary). Again Fannin County has a lot of rural and city homes that are targets. However, in this case, the actors do not care who might be home. The tips on the poster are all basic, but most important is the one about having an action plan for everyone in the house. Can you get to a safe room or out of an exterior door with your cell phone? Safe rooms and large dogs are good suggestions but not everyone has a safe room or a large dog. If you are considering new security locks, consider what they will be mounted to. You may have a solid door but what about the frame? Have a plan for what people/kids in different parts of the house are supposed to do. This Crime Prevention message is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney as a public service.  Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download .PDF versions of the crime prevention posters (better for print). Home Invasion Poster_FCDA Home Invasion Poster-SPANISH_FCDA ...
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Preventing School Violence (for kids) - AYUDA A MANTENER SEGURA TU ESCUELA
Every year we run into the same problems when it’s time to go back to school.  We all live in a small rural community and for the most part, we enjoy a quiet life. But society is changing and we have to be aware of the changes and to protect each other and our kids. Also, please check our new back-to-school Crime Prevention article. This Crime Prevention tip is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney as a public service. Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download .PDF versions of the crime prevention posters (better for print). School Violence Prevention (for kids) Poster AYUDA A MANTENER SEGURA TU ESCUELA ...
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Prevent Elder Abuse
Do you know an elderly person who lives alone, with someone or in a facility? If so, that person is a target for elder abuse — physically, emotionally and through theft of property. Like the poster says: “Some people respect their elders and some people abuse them.” Are they being properly cared for? Or are they being physically or mentally abused or their possessions and money being stolen? Abuse of the elderly is a violation of state law in Texas and carries a stiff penalty. Look at the list of indicators on the poster and if you know of an elder who is being abused, please report it immediately and act to stop the abuse. Report it until you get results…. This Crime Prevention Message is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney as a public service. Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download .PDF versions of the crime prevention posters (better for print). Elder Abuse Prevention Poster_FCDA ...
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Help your Kids Stay Safe at School - AYUDE A QUE SU HIJOS ESTÉN SEGUROS EN LA ESCUELA
Every year we run into the same problems when it’s time to go back to school.  We all live in a small rural community and for the most part, we enjoy a quiet life. But society is changing and we have to be aware of the changes and to protect each other and our kids. Also see our new back-to-school Crime Prevention article. This Crime Prevention tip is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney as a public service. Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download .PDF versions of the crime prevention posters (better for print). School Violence Prevention for Parents Poster_FCDA AYUDE A QUE SU HIJOS ESTÉN SEGUROS EN LA ESCUELA ...
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Stop Sign shown away from the bus - "stop" means "stop"
When the STOP signs are out, “stop” for school buses. School is about to start, or maybe has depending on where you are. This can be a very trying time for parents, kids, teachers and the public in general. Most of us have been through the rigors of getting our student ready for school, the clothes, and the supplies. Gone are the Big Chief Tablets and the big red pencils. Teachers are spending money they do not have to get the classroom ready, and the public needs to be aware of kids on the streets, school zones, and school buses. STOP really does mean STOP when that sign is out away from the bus. We want our kids to be safe, but they are gone for the day and we as parents need to know they are safe, in a safe environment with safe friends and people around them. School violence has exploded over the last few years. Bullying is a fact of life, some kid likes Bobby’s backpack better and takes it, and though not every day, weapons in school happen.  We as parents have the responsibility to ensure that our student goes out that door in the morning ...
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Protect Your Home and Your Family (Home Safety) / Proteja a Su Familia y su Hogar
Burglary today is a multimillion-dollar business that can happen anywhere at any time. Fannin County has both rural city homes that are targets of opportunity because of the number of citizens that work, leaving no one at home. All of the poster’s tips are great, but one of the best,  other than having a large dog, is to have cameras inside as well as outside. A concealed camera aimed at entry doors is invaluable for identifying someone entering your home as well as what might be stolen. Exterior cameras aimed at vehicles entering or exiting the drive provide vehicle descriptions and tag information. Security alarms only work if they are turned on and need to be tested periodically to ensure they are working. Police and sheriff’s departments will work with you to test them, make sure they actually notify someone and they follow through. If you see someone suspicious in the neighborhood alert your neighbors and law enforcement. The burglar you report today may have your house targeted next week. This Crime Prevention Tip is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney as a public service. Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download ...
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Seniors Can Stop Scoundrels and Scams
This is a follow up to the previous crime prevention poster on “Avoid Cons and Scams.” Many cons and scams are directed toward seniors and for a number of reasons it is not uncommon to become a victim. Seniors can stop cons and scams by following a few simple precautions that are listed on this poster. Seniors today are considerably more active on the internet and on social media, making them a greater target for criminals. Widows and widowers especially make an easy target for criminals and it is relativity easy to find out anything someone might want, especially if they are planning a long-term scam. Seniors can take the appropriate actions by being informed and reporting any suspicious claims of winning great wealth, offers to help with financial planning, or contractors that sound too good. DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE UNSCRUPULOUS PEOPLE! This crime prevention tip is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney as a public service.  Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download .PDF versions of the crime prevention posters (better for print). Senior Crime Posterer_FCDA ...
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Recent Vehicle Thefts in Bonham and Surrounding Areas: Protect your Vehicle / PROTEJA SU VEHÍCULO
Recent Vehicle Thefts in Bonham and Surrounding Areas Tips to protect your vehicle / PROTEJA SU VEHÍCULO Recently there has been a number of vehicle burglaries in Bonham and the surrounding cities and out in the county. Auto burglary happens in America every day and night. Sometimes it is aided by the fact that citizens do not lock their doors because they have a false sense of security about where they live, or they leave valuables in plain sight inside the vehicle. Your vehicle has a number of valuables that thieves want that are resalable and in some instances for a significant amount of money: Radios, stereos and airbags to name a few. Once they are in the vehicle anything else is just added dollars to, in most cases, buy drugs with. If you leave a weapon or any type of badge in the vehicle and the item gets stolen, this adds to the seriousness of the situation. A badge or gun could create another set of problems for another citizen if used in the commission of a crime or in the misrepresentation of a person’s status in law enforcement or fire departments. In this last rash of vehicle burglaries, there were ...
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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT / PROTOTÉJASE DE LA AGRESIÓN SEXUAL
There are a number of excuses given when a sexual assault occurs and none are valid. This poster offers tips on how to protect yourself in various situations. Sexual assault among family members is not an uncommon occurrence, as well as people in a dating relationship or past relationship. “No, Stop”, still means “I do not want you to do this to me!” Sexual assault is a crime and should be reported as soon as it happens. If that person is allowed to go free who will be the next victim, you again? Crime Prevention starts at home, as an individual, as a county, WE Can Prevent Crime from happening to us and our neighbors. This Crime Prevention Tip is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office as a public service. Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download .PDF versions of the crime prevention posters (better for print). Sexual Assault Poster_FCDA Sexual Assault Poster-SPANISH_FCDA ...
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Crime Prevention: Avoid Cons and Scams -- EVITE ESTAFAS Y ENGAÑOS
Crime prevention starts at home, and as individuals and as a community WE can prevent crime from happening to us or our neighbors. Cons and scams have been around since day one on earth and have only gotten worse with time. Someone is always trying to get another citizen to give up money or other property with a promise of greater rewards. Cons and scams run from very simple to extremely complex and the majority of the time involve the US Mail, which makes it a federal offense. They can involve receiving a check in the mail for some bogus reason and only needing $$$$ to cover the cost of processing to “Come join with me in this project and I will make you rich, I only need $$$$ from you to get started.” Use a reputable repair person that you can track history on with an established business for repair/rebuilding jobs. The poster gives you some basic ideas on how to protect yourself against cons and scams, please read them and use them. DO NOT LET YOURSELF BE A VICTIM OF A CON OR SCAM! This Crime Prevention tip brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney’s ...
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