ADT Donates Costumes to Award Winners

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) announced today that ADT Security Services, Inc., will donate new McGruff the Crime Dog costumes to the winners of the 2007 McGruff Crime Prevention Awards of Excellence. McGruff the Crime Dog is NCPC's icon for crime prevention.

The six winners will receive their awards from NCPC on October 4, 2007 , at the 8th National Conference on Preventing Crime in Atlanta , GA. The costumes will be presented to the winners' local law enforcement agencies.

Since 2005, ADT has donated costumes to 31 local law enforcement agencies that were recognized by NCPC for their year-round commitment to educating communities about how to stay safe from crime. The individuals and organizations selected in 2007 to receive a free costume are:

ADT donated an additional costume as a posthumous honor for Ruth Hallman -- a tireless Neighborhood Watch and community crime prevention volunteer from Lansing , MI, who was killed during a home invasion on July 29, 2007 . Her contributions to crime prevention are well known throughout her community, and will be acknowledged by ADT and NCPC with a costume donated in her name to the Lansing Police Department.

ADT has partnered with NCPC for more than 20 years and is dedicated to supporting the crime prevention efforts of law enforcement and their community partners across the country.

About the National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. NCPC manages public service advertising under the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign -- symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog(R) and his "Take A Bite Out Of Crime(R)" slogan -- and acts as secretariat for the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, more than 400 national, federal, state, and local organizations representing thousands of constituents who are committed to preventing crime. NCPC is funded through a variety of government agencies, corporate and private foundations, and donations from private individuals. For more information on crime prevention issues, visit

About ADT Security Services

Celebrating its 132nd anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest provider of electronic security services to nearly six million commercial, government, and residential customers throughout North America . ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID), and integrated systems. ADT's website address is

SOURCE National Crime Prevention Council