Douglas County, Colo — What do the Sheriff’s Office, the School District and Douglas County Government have in common? With the production and release of a series of new public safety videos, their common ground is their mutual commitment to the safety of our community.
The brief public safety messages call attention to unsafe conditions and behaviors in our community — those impacting the lives of tweens, teens and adults.
Produced by Douglas County in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office and the School District, the public safety videos address the topics of:
- Text-A-Tip. The video shows students an easy way to tip off authorities about safety threats, drugs, vandalism and concerns with other students. Since the program began in 2009, students’ tips have already helped save lives.
- Suicide Prevention. Learn what to say, where to go and when to get help.
- Burglary prevention. Find out how to keep your home safe and secure.
- Distracted driving. Discover the real dangers and learn how to stay focused
“The messages in these videos are based on trends, research and information about reducing risky behaviors and getting people help,” Undersheriff Tony Spurlock, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, said. “We want people to know about the resources that are available, empower them to seek help and encourage them to help others.”
“The delivery of public safety messaging to Douglas County citizens and taxpayers via video allows us to leverage the investment made by the community in their smartphones and tablets, as well as their exceptionally high access to high speed Internet from home,” said Jack Hilbert, Chair, Douglas County Board of County Commissioners.
Bill Moffitt, DCSD’s Chief Operations Officer said “These are important and impactful messages that we know our community needs to hear. We hope that these public service announcements will have an effect– by providing information that will not only keep our students, parents and employees safer, but will allow them to take action to help others.”
Locate the videos on-line at http://www.dcsheriff.net/publicsafetyvideos/