H.Con.Res. 411 (110th): Raising the awareness of the need for crime prevention in communities across the country and expressing support ...

...for designation of the week of October 2, 2008, through October 4, 2008, as “Celebrate Safe Communities” Week.

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Sep 11, 2008 (Introduced).

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IV

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 411

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 11, 2008

(for himself, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Holden, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Ehlers, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, Mr. Poe, Mr. Petri, Mr. Gerlach, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kagen, Mr. Kirk, and Mr. Shays) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Raising the awareness of the need for crime prevention in communities across the country and expressing support for designation of the week of October 2, 2008, through October 4, 2008, as Celebrate Safe Communities Week.

Whereas communities across the country face localized increases in violence and other crime;

Whereas local law enforcement-community partnerships are an effective tool for preventing crime and addressing the fear of crime;

Whereas the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) are leading national resources providing community safety and crime prevention tools tested and valued by local law enforcement agencies and communities nationwide;

Whereas the NSA and the NCPC have joined together to create the Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) initiative in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice;

Whereas “Celebrate Safe Communities” will be launched the first week of October 2008 to help kickoff recognition of October as Crime Prevention Month;

Whereas Celebrate Safe Communities is designed to help local communities highlight the importance of residents and law enforcement working together to keep communities safe places to live, learn, work, and play;

Whereas “Celebrate Safe Communities” will enhance the public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages and motivate Americans of all ages to learn what they can do to stay safe from crime;

Whereas “Celebrate Safe Communities” will help promote year-round support for locally based and law enforcement-led community safety initiatives that help keep families, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses safe from crime; and

Whereas the week of October 2, 2008, through October 4, 2008, would be an appropriate week to designate as “Celebrate Safe Communities” Week: Now, therefore, be it

That Congress—

(1)

supports the designation of Celebrate Safe Communities Week;

(2)

commends the efforts of the thousands of local law enforcement agencies and their countless community partners educating and engaging residents of all ages in the fight against crime;

(3)

asks communities across the country to consider how Celebrate Safe Communities can help them highlight local successes in the fight against crime; and

(4)

encourages the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Crime Prevention Council to continue to promote through “Celebrate Safe Communities” and year-round, individual and collective action, in collaboration with law enforcement and other supporting local agencies, to reduce crime and build safer communities throughout the United States.