Euclid Police Crime Prevention Mini Conference


The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, known as BCI, is the state’s official crime lab serving the criminal justice community and protecting Ohio families.  BCI also provides expert criminal investigative services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies upon request.  With offices throughout the state, BCI stands ready to respond 24/7 to local law enforcement agencies’ needs at no cost to the requesting agency.

Staff at BCI work every day to provide the highest level of service. This includes special agents who are on call 24/7 to offer investigative assistance at crime scenes, knowledgeable scientists and forensic specialists using cutting-edge technology to process evidence to bring criminals to justice, and criminal intelligence analysts and identification specialists who help local law enforcement solve cases. 


Damsel in Defense is dedicated to helping change the statistics by Educating, Equipping & Empowering women to be safe. We offer ways to be safe in every aspect of your life whether you are at home or out on the go. We offer a range of products to include: pepper sprays, stun guns, personal alarms and whistles, along with RFID Wallets to protect your identity, Roadside safety tools, and a Kevlar safety sleeve for your kid's backpacks. Additionally, we offer an education based program to help teach your kids how to navigate "tricky" people and difficult situations. 


OCPA is the nation’s largest state crime prevention association, with a diverse membership representing law enforcement agencies, government offices, businesses, the faith community and resident groups. As the Professional Voice of Crime Prevention in Ohio, OCPA is a clearinghouse for state and national crime prevention and community policing training and resources. OCPA projects range from basic crime prevention schools and conferences, to training on important crime prevention topics, and timely publications. The OCPA is committed to the development and advancement of a continuum of educational opportunities in crime prevention and community policing, to ultimately make your community and state a safer place to live, work, and play.  


University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is the lead agency for the Safe Kids Greater Cleveland Coalition. The coalition is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide campaign, the first and only global organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries. The Rainbow Injury Prevention Center coordinates local Safe Kids campaigns and events and offers resources from our Lending Library to coalition members. Rainbow and Safe Kids Greater Cleveland are committed to promoting the health of children in our region by addressing common injury areas, such as child passenger safety, fire and burn safety, water safety, and home safety.


Scam Squad unites nonprofits and social service agencies with local, state and federal law enforcement in the fight against fraud. The task force’s goal is to make it easier for seniors to report scams and to allow agencies to quickly share information about scams with each other and with the public. Member organizations use their own networks to share information that can help Older Americans avoid or report scams. The widely cited MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse estimates that, nationwide, older Americans lose about $2.6 billion a year to fraud. Some studies put losses much higher, but it’s hard to know for sure because relatively few seniors report scams. 

The Scam Squad, chaired by the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs, taps into existing senior and law enforcement networks to:

  • Rapidly identify current fraud threats to older residents 
  • Ensure scam reports reach the appropriate enforcement agencies 
  • Make sure victims get a “warm hand-off” if they must be referred 
  • Arm county residents with the information they need to spot and avoid scams
  • Share research about scams and scam victims  
  • Conduct public education about scams  


DNA for property is a new technology that will assist law enforcement and their communities to reduce property theft and give the advantages back to citizens that work hard and want to protect their valuables. DNA labels are being used by law enforcement around the world to register bicycles, computers, cell phones, and other single assets. The DNA labels is very unique, in the labels adhesive are several microdots. If the label is removed the adhesive with the microdots will stick and remain on the item, giving the police the ability to authenticate the item and identify ownership. 


ADS provides non-lethal personal defense products, stop the bleed kits, and conducts training in workplace violence prevention and personal safety with the goal to empower ordinary people caught up in extraordinary violence to defend themselves without harming others. ADS is an integral part of violence response protocol for individuals, schools, churches, manufacturers, healthcare, and government. 


Other organizations bringing their expertise in crime prevention, target hardening, security systems, communication and education include:ACE Hardware; Power Alarm; Precision Alarm, Chagrin Valley Dispatch, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Office, Cleveland FBI and Block Watch.

Kate McLaughlin

I am the Community Policing Specialist at the Euclid Police Department.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019