CAMP HILL, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crime Watch PA magazine, which has led to the apprehension of several wanted criminals, recently expanded the reach of its anti-crime and family safety messages with statewide distribution beginning in May 2011.
Crime Watch PA has been instrumental in the apprehension of several wanted criminals in Pennsylvania. For instance, thanks to Crime Watch PA's listing of sex offenders, a central-Pennsylvania elementary school was able to identify a school volunteer as a registered sex offender.
"Crime Watch PA is about empowering individuals, families and organizations to keep their communities safe," said Matthew Bloom, vice president of development for Crime Watch PA. "I'm proud of the strides we've taken to increase public safety."
Working with a wide range of local, state and national law-enforcement agencies as well as anti-crime and pro-family organizations, Crime Watch PA provides valuable information in the form of articles on family safety, anti-crime initiatives, crime, crime prevention, personal rights and public record information.
Crime Watch PA is the only magazine in Pennsylvania that publishes photos and addresses of sex offenders and other convicted criminals as well as wanted suspects. This enables families and communities to know who is living in or traveling through their communities. In addition, local police partnerships provide reports that help keep communities up to date on anti-crime efforts.
"Our goal is simple," said Bloom. "We want to help communities protect children and families, hold offenders accountable for their actions, catch the bad guys, and stay safe."
Crime Watch PA is available at retailers throughout the state and through subscription. Retailers include: Giant Food Stores, Weis Markets, Shurfine Markets, Boyer's Food Markets, Kennie's Markets, Wegmans, Kmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Sheetz, Rutter's Farm Stores, Tom's Stores, Borders and many independent magazine retailers.
The magazine began publishing in 2009 under the name Community Crime Watch Magazine and featured complete printed lists of photos and addresses of register sex offenders. For more information about Crime Watch PA magazine, visit www.CrimeWatchPA.com
SOURCE Crime Watch PA Magazine