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Johnson County Wise Eyes. Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Bob L. Alford, Sheriff. Sheriff Alford & Devon. Wise Eyes Program. What is Wise Eyes?. It is a Crime Watch Program designed for not only neighborhoods but all others who daily travel our County roads conducting their normal business.

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Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

Bob L. Alford, Sheriff

what is wise eyes
What is Wise Eyes?
  • It is a Crime Watch Program designed for not only neighborhoods but all others who daily travel our County roads conducting their normal business.
  • It also is Johnson County’s answer to the Amber Alert. (Child Abduction Plan).
why is it necessary
Why is it Necessary?
  • Citizens cannot afford an officer on each corner
  • Not enough officers to cover the 735 square miles 24 hours a day
  • Criminals prey on areas of low police presence
  • We know that we cannot succeed without citizens’ help
  • Let criminals know that our citizens are active in fighting crime
  • Only 3-hour window in child abductions
types of crimes
TYPES OF CRIMES

Daytime Burglaries

Farm Related Thefts

Oil Industry Thefts

Elderly Scams

why johnson county appeals to criminals
Why Johnson County Appeals to Criminals
  • Rural
  • Proximity to metroplex
  • 735 square miles
  • Low law enforcement visibility
problems to overcome
Problems to Overcome
  • Manpower to cover county 24-7 causing low visibility.
  • Officer experience factor.
  • Large case loads.
  • Majority of land and citizens outside cities with police departments.
  • Many non-law enforcement mandated duties.
transportation
TRANSPORTATION
  • Tank Truck Companies
  • Cement Companies
  • Oil Field Pumpers
  • Rock Truck Companies
industry
INDUSTRY
  • Gas Processing Plants
  • Electric Producing Plants
  • Aggregate Plants
  • Water Treatment/Storage Facilities.
  • Oil/Gas Pipeline Companies
  • All Critical Infrastructure
schools
SCHOOLS
  • All School Bus Drivers
  • Alvarado ISD
  • Burleson ISD
  • Cleburne ISD
  • Godley ISD
  • Grandview ISD
  • Joshua ISD
  • Keene ISD
  • Rio Vista ISD
  • Venus ISD
financial instiutions
FINANCIAL INSTIUTIONS
  • Banks
  • Credit Unions
  • All merchants who cash checks
utility providers
UTILITY PROVIDERS
  • Electric Providers
  • Butane Providers
  • Gas Providers
  • Phone Providers
  • Water Distribution
  • Cable/Satellite Providers
  • Waste Management Companies
pilots airports
PILOTS/AIRPORTS
  • All residential pilots
  • All airports, public and private
government
GOVERNMENT
  • County precinct employees
  • Public Works
  • City Employees
  • State employees
  • Fire Departments
resident law enforcement
Resident Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Officers That Live in Johnson County and Commute Elsewhere
  • Retired Officers Living or Working in Johnson County
real estate companies
Real Estate Companies
  • Like utility companies these employees are daily driving the county roads and going to homes that are not occupied.
  • They themselves are at risk and should be made aware of local crime trends.
internet fax networking
Internet/Fax Networking

Networking for quick dissemination

How Does it Work?

county coverage
COUNTY COVERAGE
  • 735 square miles with 5 deputies equals 150 square miles for each to cover.
  • Add maybe 1 Highway Patrolman
  • Only 2 large police departments
  • Slim chance of finding an abducted child within 3 hours or see most criminal activity
why get involved
WHY GET INVOLVED?
  • BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO
  • KEEPS YOU AND LOVED ONES FROM BEING A VICTIM
  • ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN JOHNSON COUNTY
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE ALL OR DO ALL
what do i look for
WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?

DESCRIBING A PERSON

  • Name
  • Race/sex
  • Height/weight
  • Hair
  • Eyes
  • Clothing
  • Marks/tattoos
what do i look for vehicle cymbal
C = Color

Y = Year

M = Make

B = Body Style

L = License Plate

C = red

Y = late 80’s

M = ford

B = 4 door pass. Car

L = Tx. 123-ABC

WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?VEHICLE “CYMBAL”
how do i report a crime in progress or immediate threat
HOW DO I REPORT A CRIME IN PROGRESS OR IMMEDIATE THREAT?
  • Call 911 – Get as much info as possible. Stay on the line and follow instructions.
  • DO NOT TAKE ANY RISKS OR ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND A PERSON.
  • You will be of the most value as a good witness!
how do i report a suspicious person or vehicle
HOW DO I REPORT A SUSPICIOUS PERSON OR VEHICLE?
  • Use the “Incident Report” pads and get as much information as possible.
  • Depending on your business, either forward it to your supervisor, or
  • Forward it directly to the Sheriff’s office.
what we do with information
What We Do With Information
  • Log all information in our records management software.
  • Compare it to criminal activity in the area.
  • When same person/vehicle appears more than twice, we know to check it out.
who benefits
WHO BENEFITS
  • Tax Payers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Retail Merchants
  • Elderly Citizens

EVERYONE BUT THE CRIMINAL

remember
REMEMBER
  • CRIME DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A FACT OF LIFE
  • EVIL DOES GOOD WHEN GOOD DOES NOTHING