Programs Presented by the PD Throughout the Year

FIGHT BACK AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT

Program to deter, detect and defend against
the growing crime of Identity Theft.

DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM

Don’t Drink & Drive Designed to educate citizens
on alcohol awareness and intoxication levels of each individual by allowing individuals to
volunteer for sobriety testing at local participating establishments. Encourages choosing a
designated driver.

DRINKING & DRIVING: THE END OF THE ROAD

Program designed for high school
students to discourage underage drinking and driving by staging a mock vehicle crash scene
and revealing the tragedy that takes place. Supported by emergency services agencies including
Alpine VFD, West Texas EMS, local wrecker services, and other agencies, as well as Alpine
High School administration, students and staff. Next event tentatively scheduled for Fall 2014.

STOP UNDERAGE DRINKING

Designed to educate and discourage underage drinking
through meetings, presentations, and sting operations.

DON’T LEAVE IT ALONE! WATCH YOUR DRINK

Designed to educate bar patrons of
the dangers of drink tampering and associated sexual assaults. Targets patrons of local bars and
encourages establishments to throw away drinks that are left unattended to reduce or eliminate
illegal substances placed in the drinks of unsuspecting patrons.

ANNUAL BLUE SANTA TOY DRIVE

This is our annual toy drive to support less fortunate
children in Alpine. Presented annually and supported by Alpine VFD and community donations.
Have also been held in conjunction with Brewster County sheriff’s office.

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SAFETY

Annual Halloween Safety program designed for
Elementary School aged children to present safety tips. Also presented to local day care centers
and community centers.

BREWSTER COUNTY 911 AWARENESS PROGRAM

APD is the PSAP for 911 service in Brewster County in the Alpine area. Program is designed to educate community, mainly
children, of the importance of 911 as well as tips regarding 911.

BREWSTER COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS

CrimeStoppers program designed to encourage
citizen involvement in solving crime in our community. Administered by APD.

CAMPUS CRIMESTOPPERS

CrimeStoppers program designed for public school campuses
to encourage student involvement in solving crime in our community. Developed and
administered by APD.

RED RIBBON WEEK

APD supports Red Ribbons Week activities in local schools in October
of each year.ARE YOU OK? Program designed for elderly persons living alone to be checked on each day
by dispatchers of the department with a simple telephone call.

FIRE SAFETY

This program is designed to teach children about fire dangers and fire safety
strategies. Includes demonstrations and use of State Fire Marshall’s “Smoke House” for children
to practice an escape of a burning home.

STRANGER DANGER

Program for children to educate them about the dangers of talking, or
taking things, from strangers.

PROJECT CHILDSAFE – GUN LOCK GIVE AWAY

APD participates in this State
program to give away gun locks to the public.

HOUSEWATCH

Designed to allow citizens leaving on vacation or out-of-town for short
period to have the PD watch their residences during their absence.

BUSINESS WATCH

Provides regular patrols of businesses in our community and includes
periodic checks of outside windows and entrances to buildings. Building check cards are
distributed as part of this program.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

APD encourages participation in neighborhood watch programs
in the community.

ALARM INSTALLATION PROGRAM

APD assists in making available low cost temporary
alarms systems, including installation by APD Crime Prevention Officer to business that have
been recently burglarized.

OPERATION ID

APD supports this crime prevention program designed to mark and record
valuables.

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