FBI LAUNCHES CHILD ID MOBILE APP

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched its first mobile application—the Child ID App. This free mobile app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about one’s children that can be easily provided to authorities if a child goes missing.

The app allows users to send information—including pictures or other physical identifiers such as height and weight—to authorities with a few clicks. It also provides tips on keeping children safe and guidance on what to do in the first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

The Child ID App is currently available for use on iPhones and can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes. The FBI is planning to expand the tool to other types of mobile devices in the near future.

Resources:

Learn more about the FBI’s Child ID App at www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/august/child_080511.

The FBI's new Child ID App can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fbi-child-id/id446158585?ls=1&mt=8

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.

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FREMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT

We, the members of the Fremont Police Department, are committed to working with all people to enhance the quality of life. We will take a proactive approach, with the community, to deter crime, preserve peace, and enforce the law with respect to the constitutional rights of all citizens.

We will strive to reduce fear and provide a safe community environment. This mission is based upon a foundation of integrity, commitment, cooperation and professionalism.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

To sign up for New Job Postings with the City of Fremont, click here

The Fremont Police Department is always looking for a few good men and women. If you are interested in a job here, and meet the following requirements, follow the directions below and we will inform you of our next test date.

  • Must be 21 years of age at time of test and cannot be older than 35;
  • Must possess or be able to possess an Ohio driver's license;
  • Must pass a civil service exam;
  • Must pass personality testing;
  • Must pass a physical exam;
  • Must pass a physical fitness test; and
    Must be of good moral character.

We offer competitive wages and benefits in a small, diverse city environment.

RESULTS OF POLICE CIVIL SERVICE TEST OF JANUARY 12, 2013



Next Meeting:  To be annoucned

Location: Fremont Recreation Complex

Crime Prevention as each citizen's duty is not a new idea. In the early days of law enforcement, well over a thousand years ago, the peace keeping system encouraged the concept of mutual responsibility. Each individual was responsible not only for his actions but for those of his neighbors. A citizen observing a crime had the duty to rouse his neighbors and pursue the criminal. Peace was kept, for the most part, not by officials, but by the whole community.

With the rise of specialization, citizens began to delegate their personal law enforcement responsibilities by paying others to assume peace keeping duties. Law enforcement evolved into a multifaceted specialty as citizens relinquished more of their crime prevention activities. But the benefits of specialization are not unlimited. Criminal justice professionals readily and repeatedly admit that, in absence of citizen assistance, neither more manpower nor improved technology nor additional money will enable law enforcement to shoulder the monumental burden of combating crime in America.

About Block Watch
Block Watch is a simple program of neighborhood protection against the common enemy - crime. All that Block Watch needs to be effective is an alert and aware neighborhood willing to summon the police when a crime or suspicious activity is observed. Though it may be helpful, it is not necessary for you to even know your neighbor. All that is necessary is that you're able to direct the police to an area or an address where a crime is being committed. If you are able and willing to do this, your neighbor's property is then protected. The criminal element will soon learn that your neighborhood is not an easy target. The citizen should not physically confront the criminal.

CALL THE POLICE INSTEAD!
 
How it Works
When you sign up to participate in Block Watch, you will be assigned a Block Watch number. This is assigned by the Chief of Police, Tim Wiersma, who then retains your name address and telephone number in a private file in his office. When you see a crime occurring or simply suspicious activity, persons or vehicles that you think should be reported, call the Fremont Police Department at 419 332 6464 or call 911, report what you see and when asked who you are, simply give your Block Watch number. You will not be asked for any other personal information, although you may be asked more questions so as to give more information to the responding officers.

Join Block Watch
Block watch is a community action program sponsored by the Fremont Police Department in conjunction with concerned citizens in your neighborhoods. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Block Watch program call the Fremont Police Department and ask for Chief Wiersma who can assign you a Block Watch number.  You may also download a Block Watch Application by clicking here. Complete the form and send it to the the completed form to the police department.  You will then be assigned a number.

Attend a Meeting
Block Watch meetings are held monthly.  The meetings are open to the public. Fremont City Councilwoman Angie Ruiz has taken on the task of organizing Block Watch meetings and activities.  As well as receiving information about the Block Watch program those that attend usually have a fun time, too!  The City of Fremont was one of the first communities in Ohio to organize a Block Watch Program, so help us keep it going!