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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Syberbullying
Cyberbullying generally applies to young adults and children but it can happen to adults also. As parents, we have a responsibility to protect our children from any type of bullying and we can accomplish this through education, both for ourselves as well as our children. Today even the youngest child has access to a computer or a cell phone and can receive emails or pictures, and we have to be aware of what is coming onto that device. This poster gives you the basic tips on how to prevent it and report it. Reporting cyberbullying is an important issue that should not be taken lightly, if not stopped it will continue and worsen. Educate your child to tell you about it. Do Not Allow This To Happen To You Or Your Child! This Crime Prevention Message is brought to you by the Fannin County Criminal District Attorney Richard E. Glaser, as a public service. Please feel free to pass these posters and information on. Download .PDF versions of the crime prevention poster (better for print). Cyberbullying Crime Poster_FCDA ...
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REPORT CRIME TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY SAFETY / INFORME UN CRIMEN PARA MEJORAR LA SEGURIDAD DE LA COMUNIDAD
Every day millions of crimes committed go unreported in our country and in our county, even though there is a witness who is afraid to report it or just does not want to be involved. So who loses? We all do. A criminal commits a crime, gets away with it and is free to commit another crime. The victim loses material property or has injuries and no one is held accountable. A lot of citizens do not know how to report a crime: It’s simple — call 911, and the operator will direct you on what you need to do. The poster lists several items that you should be aware of if you witness a crime. First, stay calm and report what you are seeing or saw. The items listed are key ingredients of what law enforcement is going to need to respond effectively. You can become involved and help your community by reporting crimes. Crime Prevention starts at home and with each of us. 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 ...
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October is Domestic Violence Month
Help is available for Fannin County’s victims of domestic violence. Fannin County Family Crisis Center 118 E Sam Rayburn Dr, Bonham, TX 75418 (903) 583-7694 This week in Commissioner’s Court County Judge Carter proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Month in Fannin County. To answer the question, “Is It Real”, yes, very definitely in Fannin County. Twenty-five or thirty years ago the term “domestic violence” was not as common, and when talked about it was in whispers. In speaking with Mrs. Carol Pillars, Director of the Fannin County Family Crisis Center, she stated that the Center sees an average of 300 cases a year of domestic violence. That is just the known cases; an estimated 600 cases are not reported. In the last several years there have been at least two women killed in Fannin County because of domestic violence. Keep in mind that our county population is roughly 34,000 people. For more information, or if you would like to support resources in your community that help victims, please contact the Fannin County Family Crisis Center listed above ...
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Don’t Be Tricked! / Siga Los Consejos de Prevencion
Don’t Be Tricked! Follow The Preventive Advice For The Young Hearted: Pay attention to strangers in your neighborhood who offer devices or ask for money. Be aware of home repair offers. If they seem too good to be true, they probably are not. Do not be pressured to sign a contract or give a verbal agreement. Do not give personal information to strangers unless you have initiated a valid contract. Get quotes, ask for references and never pay for products or services in advance. If you suspect a door to door salesperson is a fraud, get the license plate number and call your law enforcement agency immediately. To learn more ways to protect yourself, visit ncpc.org or contact your local law enforcement agency….. This crime prevention poster is a good example of con and scams that happen to the elderly each year, every day. I have touched on this issue before and this drives it home. The English version of this poster was lost however this is a translation of the Spanish poster attached. These situations happen every day to our elderly population costing millions of dollars, or in some cases their lives. Never let someone in your house — ...
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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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