The Cool City Crime Prevention Committee (CCCPC) is continually working on crime prevention initiatives. The purpose of the committee is to bring the citizens of Two Rivers updated information, facts and safety tips in hopes to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life in our community. So be aware of your and your neighbor's surroundings and call the Two Rivers Police if you see anything suspicious.
Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of key safety education messages and free gun locking devices (firearms safety kits). The program is supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant (DOJ), the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and is a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods.
The CCCPC in conjunction with the Police Department work together on many projects and events including:
- Project Safe Child - a photo is taken of your child and materials are provided to parents to safe keep DNA and personal information in the event your child would go missing. The project takes place at local schools and during certain community events.
- Community Care Day - CCCPC's annual fundraiser in early August where citizens get the opportunity to dunk their favorite officer or other local celebrity in the dunk tank. Handouts on crime prevention are also available.
- National Night Out - an annual event in early August where the CCCPC encourages citizens to have block parties, be out in their neighborhood and have their porch lights on to show unity against criminal activity. The event kicks off at a local park with many fun activities, music and displays from many local public safety agencies.
- Christmas Fantasy Parade - CCCPC enters a float in the parade to raise awareness for crime prevention. The committee also sponsors a coloring contest for Pre K - 4th grade children where winners get to ride in one of the parade police cars or ride on the float.
- Ethnic Fest - food and refreshments are available for purchase at the police department's command post with the proceeds helping fund the work of the committee.
- Scholarship Program - a $250 scholarship is awarded annually to a Manitowoc County resident who is pursuing a degree in a law enforcement related field.
These projects help benefit our community and Police Dept. We are always looking for new members and urge residents to consider joining our group or attending our next meeting as a guest. The CCCPC meets the 4th Thursday of the month at the Lester Library at 6:00 p.m. in the Webster Room.