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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 6 New Texas June 1991 CRIME WATCH NEW BRAUNFELS v Weekday Lunch Specials 381 Londa 6293311 Dont Let Your Game Go To Waste Tracking Dogs for information call 512 6299004 We can find most RAIN or SHINE CITIZENS in New Braunfels 512 629BANK Member FDIC LOCKSMITH COPELANDS LOCK INC New Braunfels Canyon Lake 6290022 8993008 flowers Always A Wise Choice 146 Castell 6255522 STEVE TUNNELL TUNNELL INSURANCE AGENCY 6251494 145 Castell New Texas Jf Youre Not Who Is Security Systems by OUADALUHE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS BYHTEMB 18008354827 Your Symbol of Security The City of New Braunfels is going to the dogs police dogs that is City Manager Paul Grohman states the story of the Dog Program in New Braunfels When I came to New Braunfels three 3 years ago as City I felt we had a need of a canine not only to search for illegal but also as a safety precaution in building searches and routine patrol Police dogs have saved innumerable lives and amounts of properties because they have special skills that humans simply do not The dogs also have the ability to locate well hiddendrugs quickly thus saving valuable time and increasing its effectiveness of the search because they have the ability to locate drugs that humans In case of a large building that has had a an officer is on an unlcvel playing field in knowing where a criminal may you can be sure the crimi nal will know where the police are when they with their keen make this a much better matchup in the struggle against We hope to be able to work with the schools in their drug interdiction They have been forced to use private con tractors in the past because services have not been available we feel we can provide these services on a regular basis at a much less cost to the Like the this type of cooperation between the schools and the City benefit all of our When Chief Dick Headen took over the reins of the Department in August one of our first focuses was the beginning of the Canine We now have Spencer Gremmer on patrol with his Canine Officers Steven Nicely and Scott Lange are currently training to have addition al canine units on the street in the near Chief Headen The addition of the canine units adds a new dimension to law enforcement in New The dogs ability to locate wellhidden drugs saves time and tax payers thus making our fight against drugs more Canines can locate senior citizens and children that may have wandered off from home or they may track a burglar from a breakin to the thiefs We will be able to work a drug interdiction program now on IH All of these benefits are now available as a result of the foresight and innovativcness of City Administration shown by allowing the police to build this This effort will go far in making our community a better place to Safe City Commission Coordinator Mike Grist The Safe City Commission is in total support of the canine prog ram at the New Braunfels Police Not only does it give increased flexibility to the but it offers an overall sense of security to the community as a City Manager Paul Grohman It is our that proactive law enforcement will keep our community a safe place to It is a challenge every day to come up with new programs to combat the ever changing ways criminals do We know the canine patrols will be an integral part of our Police Departments The Roles and Goals of The Safe City Commission A popular local bumper sticker reads In New Braunfels is das leben Loosely it means in New Braunfels the living is The mem bers of the Safe City Commission believe that slogan also sets out our We believe by working towards the reduction of the residents of this city will feel more secure on the streets and in their resulting in New Braunfels continuing to be a good place to New Braunfels has not been immune to the escalation of crime that has affected the state and Law enfor cement officials understand the fight to combat crime cannot be waged solely by the Community involvement is critical in reducing crime levels in any city or Realizing the need for the support and involvement of the citizens led to the creation of the Safe City Now in its third year of the Safe City Commission was established by the New Braunfels City Council to advise and assist the city council and the New Braunfels Police Department in matters pertaining to the reduction of A unique organization in munici pal the commission mem bers are appointed by the mayor for terms of varying The chairman is elected by the commission This year I have the honor of serving in that In addition to the commission mem a full time director exists to carry out the programs of the Safe City Com Our current director is Mike The mission of the Safe City Com mission has resulted in the initiation of a variety of all aimed at prom oting a safe community and in so doing helping to reduce Neighborhood watch discussed in depth elsewhere in this are the foundation of the commission It is the philosophy of the City Com mission that each residents awareness of his neighbors and neighborhood is critical in developing safer neighbor Many successes have been but more neighborhood watch programs are The Safe City Commission continues its efforts to assist in the creation and continuance of such To promote neighborhood the Safe City Commission has annually sponsored a local Night Out in which citizens are urged to turn on their porch lights and to make an effort to meet The program has been highly The Safe City Commission is particu larly proud of its role in obtaining 911 service for New Braunfels and Comal Enhanced 911 service went on line in and has been a tremendous success in reducing emergency response In our attempt to keep the city council and police apprised of the concerns of its input from the citizens is The Safe City Commission sponsors meetings throughout the city periodically to talk to residents and learn their Through these meetings problems with doortodoor salesper sons came to The commission for mulated a proposal for a no soliciting ordinance which was ultimately passed by the city Citizen comments and suggestions are constantly Please contact Mike any commission or me if the Safe City Commission can be of The Safe City Commission is confi dent the future of New Braunfels is a bright Statistics showing recent reductions in area crime are encouraging and are a tribute to the efforts of local law enforcement agencies as well as the citizens of New remains to be In the upcoming months the Safe City Commission will be continuing its efforts to assist in the reduction of crime and by those measures increasing citizen This newsletter and future edi are a part of those Your support and involvement are integral to the success of the With yo IT New Braunfels will continue to be a city where leben ist Ron Friesenhahn Chairman Safe City Commission Latch Key Children You and your children should agree on some house rules about what they will when they are Some of these rules may involve long they may talk on the much TV they watch and which they should call you when they get or if they decide to leave the chores they should do before going out to aside a time for snacks they may including whether they may use the other or sharp One of the most serious concerns for children alone is their personal but its also the area where planning and fore thought can do the most For you can protect your child ren from strangers by having a secret fami ly Tell your children never to believe a stranger who claims to know you if he or she doesnt know the Make sure your house address is posted on the house so it can be easily seen from the If there is an rescue workers need to be able to find the house as quickly as Dealing with strangers is one area where children need to be especially There are four basic safety rules children should know about take anything from a talk with a go anywhere with a get close to a The fourth dont get close to a stran refers to the circle of The circle is about four feet in each direction the You can demonstrate this with a short stick with a padded glove on the end of Have your child walk around If you can touch them with the theyre too Another aspect of safety and strangers is door Children need to know whom they may open the door even if a parent is at One idea is to make a list of the people who are allowed in the home and post it on the Children also should have someplace where they can see who is outside without being A peephole in the door is a good idea and you may wish to keep a footstool near the door so the child can reach the The best peepholes have a viewing radius of 180 Teach children not to tell a stranger when they are home One idea is to have children use safe statements such My mother cant come to the door right Can you come back later You also may wish to arrange for a neighbor to accept keep a spare key to your and be available to help your children when you are not at Other safety tips for children include not walking especially after Child ren should not wear clothing with their name on Being able to call a child by name is an easy way for criminals to gain the childt Here are some things each child should know for those times when they are alone first aid and where the first aid supplies are doors and windows should be kept locked and how to lock Which outside lights to turn on after dark and which curtains should be If an out side door has the kind of deadbolt lock that requires a key to open on the be sure a key is kept near the to do if there is dangerous weath Your children should know which spot in the house is the safest in case of a torna do or other dangerous Provide a transistor radio and show your children how to use it to obtain news bulletins on threatening Children should also know how to take care of themselves in case a storm prevents you from coming home on to do if the power goes Show your children where you keep a Teach older children where the fuse box is and how to change fuses or reset circuit to prepare a meal for themselves arid safety rules for kitchen appliances and sharp to control the KEEP POISONS AND FIREARMS LOCKED UP This information is provided by the Safe City Commission located at 424 Castell telephone number The Biggest Party in America August 6 For information on National Night Out call the Safe City Commission at 6253425 or come by 424 Castell This is the time to meet your neighbors and fight crime with others across the United Slates of Last year communities from all 50 states and million people participated in different activities in their DRY CLEANERS AND LAUNDRY 133 Sigum Now Tx 6253321 Owners Kusty Violin Meyer MUFFLER AND HITCH CENTER Complete Extiause Systems Repair Cuslnm Dual Exhaust Trailer Hitches Towing Accessories Pick Accessories Free Estimates Fast Service Modern Equipment Experienced Exhaust Technicians 1208 Highway HI Wesl New 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