Show Topic for Thursday, September 15 is the COPS Program with Judy Griggs and Debbie Mason.
Judy Griggs has been the COPS Liaison for Peachtree Station for the past seven years. She and her husband Joe have lived in Peachtree Corners for more than 30 years, during which time they raised their children Ken and Melissa. Retired now, Judy was an independent consultant in technology and accounting during her professional career. Judy continues to enjoy technology, working on the board of the Peachtree Station Homeowners Association, researching the Griggs family ancestors, and working as a certified service dog trainer for Canine Assistants in Milton, GA.
Debbie Mason is a native of Indiana and moved to Peachtree Corners in 1985. She is married to Mike Mason, the first and current Mayor of the City of Peachtree Corners. She has two grown sons, Matt and Nick. Debbie spends her spare time supporting her husband in his role as the first Mayor of the City of Peachtree Corners and with flower gardening. She serves on the following boards: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Citizens Review Board, United Peachtree Corners Civic Association, Peachtree Corners Festival, Inc., and serves as COPS Liaison for Fox Hill Subdivision.
Listen to the show LIVE on Thursday, September 15, 2016
Gwinnett COPS – West Precinct
WHAT IS COPS?
Community Oriented Police Services is a project of the Gwinnett County Police Crime
Prevention Unit that goes beyond a neighborhood watch program. Benefits include:
- Learning techniques that will minimize the chance of you or your family becoming a victim of crime.
- Learning how to recognize problems in your community and developing ideas to solve specific problems.
- Getting to know your neighbors so that unusual activity will be noticed and reported.
- Establishing a relationship between your neighborhood and the police department.
Gwinnett County’s Neighborhood Watch program is called C.O.P.S. (Community Oriented Police Service).
The C.O.P.S. program requires four meetings over approximately one year’s time. The meetings are as follows:
1. Introduction: 50 percent of all homes in the neighborhood must participate in this initial meeting. The introduction explains the cops program and the benefits
2. Liaison/Block captain orientation and Lock and Alarm: All leaders learn their roles in the cops program as well as a thorough review of home safety tips to better secure your home
3. Program of your choice: See below
4. Annual C.O.P.S. Festival
The programs offered are as follows:
- Personal Safety
- Home Safety (Locks, Alarms, Etc.)
- Child Safety (30 minutes)
- Senior Citizen Safety
- Child Safety for Parents
- Gang Awareness for Teens and Parents
- Drug Awareness for Teens and Parents
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Domestic Abuse/Family Violence
- Consumer Fraud and Scams
- Safe Driving in Gwinnett
- Firearm Safety for Adults
- Robbery/Shoplifting Prevention
- Teen Safe Driving
Please contact the coordinator below for further information or questions: Danielle.Bell@gwinnettcounty.com