Brochures

To assist the Plano community, the Plano Police Department provides brochures on various topics in digital (PDF) format and available for instant download. Printed versions of these brochures are available in the lobbies of our police stations at the following locations:

  • Main police station - located at 909 14th Street
  • Joint Use Facility police substation - located at 7501-A Independence Parkway

Please feel free to pick one up or select from one of the following topics:

Personal Safety

Topic
Description
Version
Size
Being Forced into Having Sex is RAPE and it's a CRIME
Information about the acquaintance rape, incest, tips to protect yourself, and ways to minimize your risk.
10/11
4 MB
Child Safety Restraint Information
Information about infant and child safety seats, booster seats, and seat belts designed to keep children safe.
10/11
617 KB
Cycle Safety: Arrive Alive
Safety tips and information offered to help keep you safe while riding your bicycle.
10/11
4 MB
Dating Violence: Is it Abuse?
Information about dating violence and things you can do to increase your safety.
05/13
148 KB
Don't be Scammed
Information about common scams and schemes. If you have a computer, a telephone, or a mailbox, you could become a victim.
05/13
3 MB
Firearms Safety Depends on You
Information from the National Shooting Sports Foundation regarding firearms safety and safe gun handling practices for all ages.
01/15
669 KB
Firearms Responsibility in the Home
Common sense rules from the National Shooting Sports Foundation on how parents and children can prevent firearms accidents in the home.
01/15
898 KB
Helpful Things to Know if a Police Officer Stops Your Vehicle
Helpful tips and information regarding the reasons why Officers perform traffic stops and the ticketing process. Also included are some important Plano Police Department phone numbers.
05/13
1 MB
Home Alone: A Parent's Guide
Safeguards to help ease some of the worry and measure that will protect your kids even when you're not around.
05/13
352 KB
How to be "Streetwise" and Safe
Tips to protect yourself and joining with your neighbors to make your streets safer places to be can reduce the opportunity for muggers, purse snatchers, and other street criminals to strike.
05/13
293 KB
Keeping Babysitting Safe
Personal safety tips and information about the responsibilities of child caregiving. Also included is a Babysitting Safety Checklist for use as a handy place to keep emergency information.
05/13
829 KB
Online Alone: Internet Safety Tips for Kids
Tips designed to keep your children safe while using an online computer.
10/11
1 MB
Rape: Tough Questions. No Easy Answers
Information about the crime of rape, tips to protect yourself, and ways to minimize your risk.
10/11
2 MB
Safety Skills for Children:
Would Your Child Know What to do if...

Information offered to help you teach your children how to protect themselves and respond to threatening situations.
05/13
265 KB
Holiday Safety Tips
Information on how to protect your vehicle, your home, and keep yourself safe during the busy Holiday season.
12/14
522 KB
Trauma CareInformation about what Critical Incident Stress or Trauma Stress and how to recognize the symptoms.04/18198 KB


Financial / Home / Property Safety

Topic
Description
Version
Size
Community Camera Program
Information on how to register your private video surveillance camera(s) with the Department to make Plano a safer place to live.
01/15
4 MB
Disaster Fraud
Information from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster.
04/16
780 KB
Disaster Fraud (Spanish)
Information from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster.
04/16
780KB
Garage Doors: Keep Them Closed
Garage Door safety tips to make your home a less likely target for burglars.
05/11
1 MB
Hail Damage Fraud
Information from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster involving hail.
04/16
124 KB
Hardening the Target at Home
Small things you can do to make your property less attractive for thieves and burglars.
09/14
3 MB
Home Security (Chinese)
Property safety information
04/15
384 KB
Halloween Safety: Pointers for Parents
Safety tips to make Halloween a treat for all.
05/13
1 MB
Home Security: While You are Away
How to secure your home to lessen the chances of burglary and important Plano Police Department phone numbers.
11/11
3 MB
Post Disaster Fraud Tips
Tips and information from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster.
04/16
140 KB
Safe and Sound: A Crime Prevention Guide to Home Security
Home Security tips to make your home a less likely target for burglars.
07/13
800 KB
Theft Prevention Tips for your Motorcycle
Simple guidelines that enable you to make your motorcycles a less easy target for thieves.
01/13
6 MB
Vehicle Burglaries
Suggestions and tips to help reduce your chance of being a victim of vehicle burglary.
05/13
3 MB


Drug Information

Topic
Description
Version
Size
Club Drugs: Just the Facts
Information about the dangers of party drugs and how to identify some of the more common types.
10/10
1 MB
Crack and Cocaine: Just the Facts
Information about cocaine and the dangers and effects of the drug.
10/10
1 MB
Ecstasy: Just the Facts
Information about ecstasy / MDMA and the dangers and effects of this designer drug.
11/11
1 MB
Hallucinogens: Just the Facts
Information about hallucinogenics and the dangers and effects of these drugs.
01/13
468 KB
Heroin: Just the Facts
Information about heroin and the dangers and effects of this drug.
04/12
643 KB
Inhalants: Just the Facts
Information about the inhalation or sniffing of common household products and the dangers and effects of these products.
06/10
467 KB
Marijuana: Just the Facts
Information about marijuana and the dangers and effects of this drug.
10/12
831 KB
Methamphetamine: A Resource Guide
Information to help you recognize the common habits and other signs that drug manufacturing may be taking place in your neighborhood.
04/12
2 MB
Talking with Your Kids About Drugs
Information about what to offer and ways to communicate with your children about drugs and drug use.
11/11
3 MB


Police Programs and Services

Topic
Description
Version
Size
Citizens Police Academy
Classes taught by Plano Police Officers with the goal of educating Plano citizens about the operations of the Department.
06/12
2 MB
Crime Prevention Unit: Services and Programs
The programs and services offered by the Plano Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit.
05/13
2MB
Lock Take and Hide
A pro-active crime prevention program aimed to prevent auto theft related offenses in your community.
11/11
4 MB
Neighborhood Crime Watch: It Works!
Information about the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program to help neighbors watch out for each other by reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhood.
09/13
2 MB
Operation ID: A Citizen Participation Program to Prevent Burglary
Operation Identification is a citizen’s burglary prevention program for use in homes and businesses to assist in the recovery of stolen items.
10/13
2 MB
Plano Law Enforcement Explorer Post 911
The Law Enforcement Explorer Program, part of the Learning for Life organization, is designed to acquaint young people with the nature and complexity of law enforcement.
01/14
7 MB
Take Me Home Program
A service designed to provide assistance to Plano citizens who may not be able to communicate effectively.
08/11
6 MB
Youth Police Academy
Classes taught by Plano Police Officers with the goal of educating Plano students about the operations of the Department.
11/12
4 MB
Victim Services
Information about a program offered by the Plano Police Department designed to provide assistance to crime victims and their families. (English and Spanish)
05/13
10 MB




For additional information, please contact the Public Information Office via email or 972-941-2433.