The Missouri Crime Prevention Information Center was established within the Department of Public Safety by Senate Bill 763 enacted by the 87th Missouri General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Mel Carnahan on June 29, 1994, and as amended by CCS SS SCS HB 174, HCS HB 325, and HCS HB 326 in 1995 by the 88th General Assembly.

The Center's purpose is to develop and implement a comprehensive, long-range, integrated program which will mobilize all Missouri residents, including the youth of this state, in a year-round preventive effort to reduce crime, violence, drug abuse and delinquency.

As an information clearinghouse for crime prevention efforts, the Center will provide a means by which law enforcement and prevention related agencies, civilian personnel, and the education community may acquire the resource materials, technical assistance, knowledge, and skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate crime prevention and intervention programs.

Fatal Vision Simulator Goggles

Fatal Vision Goggles are available for request by law enforcement agencies to be used in conjunction with safety training to demonstrate how quickly impairment can turn fun into devastating consequences for anyone who drives while impaired by alcohol or drugs. There is no charge for the loan of the goggles (other than shipping costs if the item cannot be picked up), but the borrowing agency is responsible for any damage that occurs while in the possession of the borrowing agency.

To learn more about this or other products manufactured by Innocorp, Ltd., visit their website at

McGruff the Crime Dog Costume

The Department of Public Safety also has available a McGruff the Crime Dog costume for usage by law enforcement agencies and local businesses/community partners. There is no charge for the loan of this costume (other than shipping costs if the item cannot be picked up), but the borrowing agency is responsible for the cost of dry cleaning the costume prior to its return to our Department and is responsible for any damage that occurs while the costume is in the possession of the borrowing agency.

The costume may be used to help promote any nonprofit, drug-free crime prevention event that is sponsored by, or conducted in conjunction with, a law enforcement or criminal justice agency. Please contact DPS to verify that your event constitutes an appropriate occasion for the appearance of McGruff. The McGruff costume is specifically designed for prevention education use in the areas of crime, violence, and/or substance abuse.

A public appearance in a McGruff costume requires responsible behavior by the costume wearer and those conducting the event. NCPC has guidelines for use of the McGruff costume.

Printed Brochures and Material

The following brochures are available to you as well. The reproducible brochures are available by clicking on their respective link or upon request if you are unable to view or open an Adobe Acrobat PDF document.

  • The reproducible brochures have been customized for your use and distribution in promoting crime prevention. These reproducible brochures, in addition to brochures on other topics, can also be found on the National Crime Prevention Council's website at NCPC offers many of its publications online at no charge, but agencies can also purchase all NCPC publications in the McGruff store or by calling 800-NCPC-911.
  • Varying quantities of printed brochures are available. Some of the brochures may not be available in the quantity you request. However, we will provide you with what we have available. The below items are free of charge, however you are required to either pick them up in our office or pay for the cost to have them shipped to your location. We are located in the Lewis and Clark State Office Building at 1101 North Riverside Drive in Jefferson City, Missouri.
  • 1-2-3: A Parent's Guide for Preventing Gangs
  • Get In Stride and Stay Safe: Safety Tips for Runners and Walkers
  • It Shouldn't Hurt to Be a Kid (Preventing Child Sexual Assault)
  • Shoplifting: The Expensive Crime Everyone Pays For
  • The Hidden Crime: Domestic Violence
  • Working Together: To Create Safe Schools

Reproducible Brochures En Espanol (Spanish)

Made Available by NCPC


To request brochures or to schedule the loan of the Fatal Vision Goggles or McGruff Costume, please contact:

Joan Dudenhoeffer
Part-Time Clerk
Phone: (573) 522-1800

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