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

TopicDescriptionVersionSize
Being Forced into Having Sex is RAPE and it’s a CRIMEInformation about the acquaintance rape, incest, tips to protect yourself, and ways to minimize your risk.03/2020342 KB
Child Safety Restraint InformationInformation about infant and child safety seats, booster seats, and seat belts designed to keep children safe.03/2020436 KB
Cycle Safety: Arrive AliveSafety tips and information offered to help keep you safe while riding your bicycle.05/2018320 KB
Dating Violence: Is it Abuse?Information about dating violence and things you can do to increase your safety.03/2020172 KB
Don’t be ScammedInformation about common scams and schemes. If you have a computer, a telephone, or a mailbox, you could become a victim.03/2020304 KB
Firearms Safety Depends on YouInformation from the National Shooting Sports Foundation regarding firearms safety and safe gun handling practices for all ages.01/2015669 KB
G.A.S.P. - Games Adolescents Shouldn’t PlayGASP is a nationwide campaign set up to fight "choking games" and this brochure provides information to help stop this dangerous practice.05/2013550 KB
Firearms Responsibility in the HomeCommon sense rules from the National Shooting Sports Foundation on how parents and children can prevent firearms accidents in the home.01/2015898 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.05/2013280 KB
Helpful Things to Know if a Police Officer
Stops Your Vehicle (Chinese)
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.10/2015415 KB
Home Alone: A Parent’s GuideSafeguards to help ease some of the worry and measure that will protect your kids even when you’re not around.05/2013352 KB
Home Alone: A Parent’s Guide (Chinese)Safeguards to help ease some of the worry and measure that will protect your kids even when you’re not around.03/2020316 KB
How to be "Streetwise" and SafeTips 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.05/2013289 KB
How to be "Streetwise" and Safe (Chinese)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.03/2020354 KB
Keeping Babysitting SafePersonal safety tips and information about the responsibilities of child care giving. Also included is a Babysitting Safety Checklist for use as a handy place to keep emergency information.05/2013825 KB
Online Alone: Internet Safety Tips for KidsTips designed to keep your children safe while using an online computer.09/2014684 KB
Rape: Tough Questions. No Easy AnswersInformation about the crime of rape, tips to protect yourself, and ways to minimize your risk.06/2013767 KB
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.05/2013265 KB
Safety Skills for Children:Would Your Child Know What to do if... (Chinese)Information offered to help you teach your children how to protect themselves and respond to threatening situations.06/2014265 KB
Holiday Safety TipsInformation on how to protect your vehicle, your home, and keep yourself safe during the busy Holiday season.03/2020133 KB
Holiday Safety Tips for Package DeliveriesTips designed to help you avoid having your package deliveries stolen from your home.12/2014133 KB
Trauma CareInformation about what Critical Incident Stress or Trauma Stress and how to recognize the symptoms.04/2018198 KB


Financial / Home / Property Safety

TopicDescriptionVersionSize
Community Camera ProgramInformation on how to register your private video surveillance cameras with the Department to help make Plano a safer place to live.06/2017418 KB
Disaster FraudInformation from the National Insurance Crime Bureau regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster.04/2016780 KB
Disaster Fraud (Spanish)Information from the National Insurance Crime Bureau regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster.04/2016780 KB
Garage Doors: Keep Them ClosedGarage Door safety tips to make your home a less likely target for burglars.05/2018162 KB
Garage Doors: Keep Them Closed (Chinese)Garage Door safety tips to make your home a less likely target for burglars.05/2015616 KB
Hail Damage FraudInformation from the National Insurance Crime Bureau regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster involving hail.04/2016124 KB
Hardening the Target at HomeSmall things you can do to make your property less attractive for thieves and burglars.09/2014362 KB
Hardening the Target at Home (Chinese)Small things you can do to make your property less attractive for thieves and burglars.09/2014344 KB
Halloween Safety: Pointers for ParentsSafety tips to make Halloween a treat for all.03/2020950 KB
Home Security: While You are AwayHow to secure your home to lessen the chances of burglary and important Plano Police Department phone numbers.03/2019193 KB
Home Security: While You are Away (Chinese)How to secure your home to lessen the chances of burglary and important Plano Police Department phone numbers.03/2020660 KB
Post Disaster Fraud Tips
Tips and information from the Texas Department of Insurance regarding fraud scams following a natural disaster.04/2016140 KB
Safe and Sound: A Crime Prevention Guide to Home SecurityHome Security tips to make your home a less likely target for burglars.07/2013800 KB
Safe and Sound: A Crime Prevention Guide to Home Security (Chinese)Home Security tips to make your home a less likely target for burglars.03/2019548 KB
Theft Prevention Tips for your MotorcycleSimple guidelines that enable you to make your motorcycles a less easy target for thieves.01/2013744 KB
Vehicle BurglariesSuggestions and tips to help reduce your chance of being a victim of vehicle burglary.06/2017263 KB
Vehicle Burglaries (Chinese)Suggestions and tips to help reduce your chance of being a victim of vehicle burglary.03/2020744 KB


Drug Information

TopicDescriptionVersionSize
Club Drugs: Just the FactsInformation about the dangers of party drugs and how to identify some of the more common types.10/101 MB
Crack and Cocaine: Just the FactsInformation about cocaine and the dangers and effects of the drug.10/101 MB
Ecstasy: Just the FactsInformation about ecstasy / MDMA and the dangers and effects of this designer drug.11/111 MB
Hallucinogens: Just the FactsInformation about hallucinogenics and the dangers and effects of these drugs.01/13468 KB
Heroin: Just the FactsInformation about heroin and the dangers and effects of this drug.03/2020934 KB
Inhalants: Just the FactsInformation about the inhalation or sniffing of common household products and the dangers and effects of these products.03/20201.6 MB
Marijuana: Just the FactsInformation about marijuana and the dangers and effects of this drug.03/2020892 KB
Methamphetamine: A Resource GuideInformation to help you recognize the common habits and other signs that drug manufacturing may be taking place in your neighborhood.03/2020837 KB
Talking with Your Kids About DrugsInformation about what to offer and ways to communicate with your children about drugs and drug use.03/2020779 KB


Police Programs and Services

TopicDescriptionVersionSize
Citizens Police AcademyClasses taught by Plano Police Officers with the goal of educating Plano citizens about the operations of the Department.03/2019322 KB
Crime Prevention Unit: Services and ProgramsThe programs and services offered by the Plano Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit.03/2019293 KB
Crime Prevention Unit: Services and Programs (Chinese)The programs and services offered by the Plano Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit.03/2019448 KB
Lock Take and HideA pro-active crime prevention program aimed to prevent auto theft-related offenses in your community.05/2014453 KB
Lock Take and Hide (Chinese)A pro-active crime prevention program aimed to prevent auto theft-related offenses in your community.11/2016474 KB
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.09/2013564 KB
Operation ID: A Citizen Participation Program to Prevent BurglaryOperation Identification is a citizen’s burglary prevention program for use in homes and businesses to assist in the recovery of stolen items.08/2017176 KB
Plano Law Enforcement Explorer Post 911The 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.01/2020291 KB
Take Me Home ProgramA service designed to provide assistance to Plano citizens who may not be able to communicate effectively.03/2020448 KB
Youth Police AcademyClasses taught by Plano Police Officers with the goal of educating Plano students about the operations of the Department.03/2020300 KB
Victim ServicesInformation about a program offered by the Plano Police Department designed to provide assistance to crime victims and their families. (English and Spanish)09/2019526 KB




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