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National Crime Prevention Council
AbbreviationNCPC
Founded1982; 41 years ago (1982)[1]
FounderCarl M. Loeb, Jr.[1]
13-3129302[2]
Legal status501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
HeadquartersWashington, DC, United States[3]
ServicesCrime prevention, youth victimization, cyber safety, Go For Real, and community building.[2]
Executive Director
Paul DelPonte
Brian Monks
AffiliationsNational Crime Prevention Council Association Inc[2]
Revenue (2014)
$2,712,836[2]
Expenses (2014)$3,085,618[2]
Endowment$82,820[2]
Employees (2013)
18[2]
Volunteers (2013)
11[2]
Websitewww.ncpc.org

National Crime Prevention Council is an American educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime, drugs and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

The organization is perhaps best known for its mascot McGruff the Crime Dog, a Bloodhound dog character created to educate children about crime prevention. Paul DelPonte,[4] a one-time federal whistleblower, was appointed to head the organization in 2021.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia, also known as Washington, the District, or D.C., is the capital city and federal district of the United States. It is located on the east bank of the Potomac River, which forms its southwestern border with Virginia, and it shares a land border with Maryland on its other sides. The city was named for George Washington, a Founding Father, commanding general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and the first president of the United States, and the district is named after Columbia, the female personification of the nation. Washington is the southern point of the Northeast megalopolis, a major cultural, political, and economic corridor along the northeastern coast of the United States running from Boston to Washington, D.C.. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and several international organizations, the city is an important world political capital. It is one of the most visited cities in the U.S., with over 20 million annual visitors as of 2016.

Strategic planning

Strategic planning

Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to attain strategic goals.

Crime

Crime

In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes. The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law; in other words, something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law. One proposed definition is that a crime or offence is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community, society, or the state. Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law.

Recreational drug use

Recreational drug use

Recreational drug use indicates the use of one or more psychoactive drugs to induce an altered state of consciousness either for pleasure or for some other casual purpose or pastime by modifying the perceptions and emotions of the user. When a psychoactive drug enters the user's body, it induces an intoxicating effect. Generally, recreational drugs are divided into three categories: depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens.

Violence

Violence

Violence is "the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy". Other definitions are also used, such as the World Health Organization's definition of violence as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation."

McGruff the Crime Dog

McGruff the Crime Dog

McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic animated bloodhound created by Dancer Fitzgerald Sample advertising executive Jack Keil through the Ad Council and later the National Crime Prevention Council to increase crime awareness and personal safety in the United States. McGruff costumes are used by police outreach efforts, often with children. McGruff was created in 1979 and debuted in 1980 with a series of public service announcements educating citizens on personal security measures, such as locking doors and putting lights on timers, in order to reduce crime. His name was selected as part of a nationwide contest in July 1980.

History

Carl M. Loeb, Jr. (son of banker John Langeloth Loeb Sr.), was a former vice chairman of the board of directors of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.[1] Loeb left that group in order to found the National Crime Prevention Council in 1982, where he served as its chairman.[1] After more than two generations of helping Americans Take A Bite Out Of Crime®, the organization is mounting an ambitious effort to introduce the iconic crime dog to the next generation of crime stoppers. A core of the effort aims to link crime prevention with health.[5]

Recent Events

The McGruff car at Daytona International Speedway.
The McGruff car at Daytona International Speedway.

Working with the United States Patent and Trademark Organization, the Council is mounting an extensive national campaign to warn consumers on the hazard of purchasing counterfeit goods. "No young person wants to be duped by fake products," said Paul DelPonte, Executive Director of NCPC. "This campaign equips them with the skills to take a bite out of counterfeits. It will save lives and will help choke off a growing global criminal enterprise."[6] The campaign features new ads with McGruff in 3D anmination, as well as a race car driven by NASCAR's Joey Gase.

In December 2021, McGruff and a public service announcement on kidnapping were featured in the animated television series the Family Guy. The reemergence of the iconic Crime Dog generated an outpouring of public support.[7] In July 2022, McGruff made his first full-length movie debut in Disney's Chip 'n Dale: The Rescue Rangers.

In October 2022 the organization launched the Lives Project, to call attention to the growing fentyal crisis. In December of the same year, the organization wrote U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for an investigation into sale of fake drugs containoing fentyal. The following month an investiation was opened.

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Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR as well as its season opening event. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosts races of ARCA, AMA Superbike, IMSA, SCCA, and Motocross. The track features multiple layouts including the primary 2.500 mi (4.023 km) high-speed tri-oval, a 3.560 mi (5.729 km) sports car course, a 2.950 mi (4.748 km) motorcycle course, and a 1,320 ft (400 m) karting and motorcycle flat-track. The track's 180-acre (73 ha) infield includes the 29-acre (12 ha) Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The speedway is operated by NASCAR pursuant to a lease with the City of Daytona Beach on the property that runs until 2054. Dale Earnhardt is Daytona International Speedway's all-time winningest driver, with a total of 34 career victories.

NASCAR

NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock car racing. The privately owned company was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, and his son, Jim France, has been the CEO since August 2018. The company is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year, NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 48 US states as well as in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Europe.

Joey Gase

Joey Gase

Joseph Robert Gase is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the Nos. 35 and 53 Ford Mustang and Toyota Supra for Emerling-Gase Motorsports.

Family Guy

Family Guy

Family Guy is an American animated sitcom originally conceived and created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The show centers around the Griffins, a dysfunctional family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. Set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, the show exhibits much of its humor in the form of metafictional cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.

Merrick Garland

Merrick Garland

Merrick Brian Garland is an American lawyer and jurist serving since March 2021 as the 86th United States attorney general. He previously served as a U.S. circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1997 to 2021.

Source: "National Crime Prevention Council", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Crime_Prevention_Council.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d James, George. "Carl M. Loeb Jr. Dead at 81: Founder of Anticrime Group". The New York Times. August 14, 1985. p. B8.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". National Crime Prevention Council. Guidestar. September 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "About Us". National Crime Prevention Council. Accessed on June 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "NCPC Announces New Leadership" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Crime Prevention is a Public Health Strategy, retrieved 2021-11-05
  6. ^ "McGruff the Crime Dog® teams up with USPTO to take a bite out of fake goods sold online". www.uspto.gov. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  7. ^ Holmes, Martin. "McGruff the Crime Dog Appears In 'Family Guy' and Fans Are Loving It". TV Insider. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
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