October is Crime Prevention Month, when citizens and law enforcement in cities and towns across the United States mobilize to strengthen their communities for crime prevention. Yesterday, to help celebrate the good work of citizens and law enforcement in the Sixth District of Minnesota, Congresswoman Bachmann met in Washington, D.C. with leading representatives of the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). She was photographed with McGruff the Crime Dog ®, our nation's leading symbol of crime prevention.
"Crime prevention is everyone's business," said Bachmann. "And I am proud of the ongoing work of the citizens and law enforcement whom I'm privileged to represent in Congress. It is important that we take every opportunity to thank local law enforcement who work together to prevent crime and the fear associated with it. Becoming engaged citizens in your community crime prevention activities is a great way to lend local officers your support."
Congresswoman Bachmann has been a fierce advocate for crime prevention during her time in Congress, having introduced legislation to help local law enforcement track down sexual predators. The Tracking Registered And Convicted Known (TRACK) Sex Offenders Act would give law enforcement access to a crucial and currently off-limits database -- the National Directory of New Hires -- to find the estimated 100,000 known sex offenders in the United States whose whereabouts, according to data from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, are unknown. Her legislation has been endorsed by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA).
For additional information on local, state and national Crime Prevention Month information, please contact:
Michelle Boykins, firstname.lastname@example.org, Press Contact, NCPC
Stephanie Garlock, email@example.com, Press Contact, NSA