Back in 1980, a dog in a rumpled trench coat said, "You don't know me yet. But you will." Since then, McGruff the Crime Dog has taught millions of people that the police can't fight crime alone - crime prevention is everybody's business and everyone can help "Take A Bite Out Of Crime."
Through television commercials, comic books, live appearances, and more, McGruff has encouraged Americans to take common-sense steps to reduce crime. Some of his favorite messages are:
- Keep your doors locked, leave the lights on when away from home, and let neighbors know when you go on vacation
- Build a sense of neighborhood and create communities that don't produce crime where people look out for each other and kids feel safe
- Get involved by joining Neighborhood Watch and volunteer to clean up streets and parks
- Protect children and teens from substance abuse, bullies, and gang violence
McGruff attends events and meetings for educational purposes. McGruff’s favorite crime-fighting techniques are to teach children specific tips to be safe at home and school and to help law enforcement officers do their jobs better.
McGruff the Crime Dog loves getting out and meeting the community. Check the calendar to the right to see his scheduled appearances.
Bring the entire family out to meet him!
To request a live appearance from McGruff, please contact Sgt. Alison Braughton.