National Neighborhood Watch and Citizen Corps. Promoting a culture of service, citizenship and responsibility DHS / EPR / FEMA State Citizen Corps Councils

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National Neighborhood Watch and Citizen Corps Slide 2 Promoting a culture of service, citizenship and responsibility DHS / EPR / FEMA State Citizen Corps Councils Tribal / Local Citizen Corps Councils American Public DOJ / NSA DOJ / IACP DHS / EPR / EMI DHHS / OSG Charter Federal Partners Slide 3 The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. Slide 4 Citizen Corps Councils Membership First responder/emergency management (law, fire, EMS/EMT, public works) Volunteer community Elected officials Business leaders School systems representatives Transportation sector Media executives Minority and special needs representation Leadership from community sub-structure Slide 5 Citizen Corps Councils Responsibilities Build on community strengths to develop action plans to involve the whole community, including special needs groups Focus on public education, training, and volunteer opportunities for community and family safety Promote and oversee Citizen Corps programs Provide opportunities for special skills and interests Organize special projects/community events Capture smart practices and report accomplishments Slide 6 Citizen Corps & Neighborhood Watch Strengthen Partnerships/Relationships within the Community Works to Prepare Citizens for All Hazards Activity to keep NW Groups Active/Involved Slide 7 Partner Programs Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) www.policevolunteers.org www.policevolunteers.org Fire Corps www.firecorps.org Medical Reserve Corps www.medicalreservecorps.gov www.medicalreservecorps.gov Community Emergency Response Training www.citizencorps.gov/cert Slide 8 Volunteers in Police Service and Neighborhood Watch Volunteers can assist with NW program development for Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Presentations Attend group meetings VIPS volunteer can be: NW Coordinator NW Block Caption Slide 9 & Assist with training opportunities and work to recruit members. Explore opportunities with your local Fire Safety Campaign. Use of Facility for Community Meetings Slide 10 & NW groups can be used to identify resources and members for MRCs. MRCs provided medical and public health resources to communities. Assist in community trainings such as First Aid. Slide 11 CERT & Neighborhood Watch Strengthen Partnerships/Relationships Prepare citizens for Disaster through training Activity to keep NW Groups Active CERT exercises supplement Watch meetings Builds Skills for Members Slide 12 For Information About Local Citizen Corps Councils visit: www.citizencorps.gov/citizenCorps/councilmap.do