The social media landscape allows law enforcement agencies an extra opportunity to connect with and provide value to their community members. Utilizing popular dates and observances is an easy way to add that value with minimal extra planning. Each month has a variety of national “holidays,” and October is especially full of these dates–from National Safe Schools Week (October 16-21) to Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).
Check out our highlighted content opportunities for the month of October:
National Crime Prevention Month
National Crime Prevention Month was created to encourage communities to band together and educate each other on what can be done to prevent local crimes. This month also provides an opportunity to assemble or re-vitalize neighborhood watch groups within your community. From identity theft to burglaries and stalking, there are many tips you can share to empower community members to take safety precautions.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence affects not only married couples and their families but those that have any socialization with romantic partners, serious or casual, including teenagers. Translation: anybody can become a victim of dating or intimate partner violence (IPV). Educate your community on the types of IPV, warning signs, statistics, and resources from our collection of graphics on LAW Digital.
National School Bus Safety Week (October 16-20)
School buses are designed to be one of the safest transportation options for students to travel to and from school every day. However, school bus safety requires that the students, bus drivers, and drivers of passenger vehicles in the area all acknowledge and follow certain safety rules. Find various graphics surrounding best practices for school bus safety in our digital catalog.
Halloween (October 31)
Halloween is a fun time for children and their families, but it can also pose certain safety threats. The higher-than-normal foot traffic throughout the community can lead to a potential for increased traffic incidents and injuries. Additionally, parents and children need to have conversations about certain safety practices, such as what to do if a stranger approaches. Explore graphics on not only Halloween safety but general child safety practices on our platform, LAW Digital.
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