Police Videos

Welcome to our Informational Video page. Here you will find information and educational videos covering many topics that we hope you will find useful. Check back often as we update this video library periodically.

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Crime Scene Investigation Unit Accreditation Award [2:58]
The Plano Police Department has the first CSI division in the continental United States to reach a new level of accreditation.
Published: 05/16/12

Crime Watch Award [2:05]
Plano's Police Crime Watch Program won national recognition back in 2010.
Published: 05/16/12

Department Information:

Bomb Squad Robot [2:21]
A look at Plano's new robot used to help defuse and recover explosive devices.
Published: 09/22/11

Police Chief J.B. Toler Interview [3:15]
An interview from 2008 talking with Plano's former police chief, Mr. Toler.
Published: 09/26/11

Recruiting Video [4:05]
Recruitment video for the Plano Police Department.
Published: 07/24/13

How To:

A Guide to the CrimeReports.com Website[2:24]
This is a short guide on how to use the Crime Reports.com website for Plano, Tx.
Published: 02/08/13

Online Alarm Permits [1:28]
How to fill out an alarm permit on the Plano Police Department website.
Published: 05/19/14

Online Crime Reporting [2]
You can now file police reports online if you have a crime to report but you don't need an officer to come out to take a report in person.
Published: 04/16/13

Online Crash Reports [2:22]
You can now purchase a copy of your accident report online instead of having to go to the police department. This video also explains the difference between the CR-3 and the CR-2 (Blue Form) accident report forms.
Published: 03/27/13

Memorials and Ceremonies:

Fallen Officer Dayle Weston "Wes" Hardy Memorial Ceremony [3:06]
A memorial to Officer Wes Hardy is unveiled in Plano honoring him and his sacrifice in the line of duty.
Published: 04/18/13

Fallen Officer Green W Rye Memorial Ceremony [3:14]
Marshal Green W Rye, who was killed in a bank robbery in 1920, is honored by the Plano Police Department and his descendants.
Published: 04/25/13

Programs and Services:

Crime Prevention Unit [3:01]
A look at the Plano Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit and the numerous programs and services they offer.
Published: 05/21/14

Crisis Intervention Team Program [3:32]
An explanation of the Plano PD's Crisis Intervention Teams and how they help the community.
Published: 10/19/12

Drug Take Back Initiative [1:40]
Information on the 8th Annual Drug Take Back event.
Published: 05/03/12

Drug Take Back Initiative [1:42]
This was the fourth event of this type and over 1,300 pounds of outdated prescription drugs were collected for disposal by the DEA.
Published: 05/02/14

Home Security Assessment [2:03]
The Crime Prevention Unit from the Plano Police Department gives you some ideas on how to make your home safer.
Published: 05/01/14

Tip411 - Anonymous Crime Tips [1:17]
Tip 411 allows you to submit anonymous information of the Plano Police department. If you have an actual emergency or need an immediate response then please call 911.
Published: 02/20/13

Tip411 - Anonymous Crime Tips [2:09]
Tip 411 allows you to submit anonymous information of the Plano Police department. If you have an actual emergency or need an immediate response then please call 911.
Published: 09/24/12

Public Safety:

Common Internet Scams [2:44]
Here's a few tips on avoiding Internet scams from the Plano Police Department.
Published: 01/25/12

Distracted Driving [4:18]
The Plano Police Department wants to remind everyone out there to be safe on the road and not be a distracted driver.
Published: 04/21/14

Driver Awareness Campaign[2:37]
The Plano Police Department held part of its driver awareness campaign at a recent Cars and Coffee event in Plano.
Published: 05/08/13

"Felony Lane Gang" Vehicle Burglaries [2:18]
The Plano Police Department wants to remind everyone to remove their purses and other valuables from your car even if you're going to be away from it for just a few minutes.
Published: 06/07/13

Lock - Take - Hide [1:18]
The Plano Police Department gives tips to keep you and your property safe during your shopping outings. Take, Lock and Hide.
Published: 11/19/12

Scam Prevention [4:23]
A look at a few common scams that affect thousands of people every year and ways to avoid them.
Published: 05/21/14

Vehicle Burglary Awareness [0:34]
The Plano Police Department wants to remind everyone to hide or remove valuable items from their vehicle to help prevent thefts.
Published: 12/18/13

Safety Minute Series:

SM.1: Strike Plates [1:55]
Make the doors of your home more resistant to burglars by installing double security strike plates.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.2: Door Defender [1:48]
Install door reinforcement devices to make your doors more resistant to common burglary tactics.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.3: Window Film [2:06]
Apply force resistant window film to your home's most vulnerable points of entry to make your windows more burglar resistant.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.4: Solid-Core Interior Doors [1:58]
Replace your hollow-core interior doors with solid-core wood or metal doors for added security inside your home.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.5: Someone is at Your Door [2:07]
Tips on how to remain safe when someone unexpectedly knocks on your door or rings your doorbell.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.6: Someone is Leaving Your Doorstep [2:26]
Report suspicious persons to your local 9-1-1 call takers to help cut down on home burglaries.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.7: Home Security Cameras [2:53]
Install doorbell cameras with motion sensors to monitor your home's security while you are home or away from home.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.8: Cameras Lead to Arrest [2:37]
The video captured by your home security cameras may assist law enforcement in apprehending suspects and recovering your stolen property.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.9: Registering Your Security Cameras [3:24]
Registering your home security cameras with the Plano Police Department allows you to partner with us in the investigation and apprehension of suspects.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.10: Burglar Alarms [2:30]
Having a burglar alarm could decrease the chances that your home will be burglarized.
Published: 08/21/18

SM.11: Silent Burglaries [1:57]
Tips to prevent burglars from breaking into a house without setting off the burglar alarm.
Published: 08/21/18)

SM.12: Neighborhood Watch Program [2:00]
Information on the Plano Police Department's Neighborhood Watch, a program designed to make our neighborhoods safer.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.13: Know Your Neighbors [1:31]
Learn more about the Neighborhood Watch program and the benefits gained from getting to "Know Your Neighbors."
Published: 08/22/18

SM.14: Report Suspicious Activity [2:19]
More information about the Neighborhood Watch program and how, when, and why to "Report Suspicious Persons, Vehicles, or Activity."
Published: 08/22/18

SM.15: Non-Emergency and 9-1-1 Calls [1:55]
Learn the difference between a non-emergency call and a 9-1-1 call as well as which telephone number to call when reporting criminal activity in your area.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.16: Neighborhood Watch is NOT Investigating [2:29]
Learn how to effectively partner with law enforcement through the Neighborhood Watch program by observing and reporting suspicious activity.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.17: Neighborhood Watch is NOT Apprehending [1:59]
Learn more about how to effectively partner with law enforcement through the Neighborhood Watch program by not putting yourself in harms way.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.18: Burglary of Motor Vehicles (BMVs) [1:52]
Information about the number one property crime in the US and steps you can take to ensure you do not become a victim.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.19: Close the Garage Door [1:45]
Take a few moments to close your garage door to keep your family safe and help reduce home burglaries by 50% (or more).
Published: 08/22/18

SM.20: Jugging [1:44]
Information on the offense of jugging and tips on how not to become a victim of this crime.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.21: Mail Theft [1:44]
Learn how you can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of mail theft and when to report suspicious mailbox related activity in your area.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.22: Preventing Mail Theft [2:20]
Replace your mailbox with a locking mailbox or install a mailbox insert in your existing mailbox to help deter the theft of your mail.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.23: Surviving an Active Shooter Event [12:07]
In-depth information on how to survive an active shooter event by enhancing your ability to immediately and decisively respond to an active threat.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.24: Identity Theft [1:52]
The fastest growing crime in America today is Identity Theft and affects about 7% of the US population.
Published: 08/22/18

SM.25: Deterring Identity Theft [2:15]
Deter Identity Theft by shredding any documents with a cross-cut shredder that contain personal, financial, or confidential information before discarding.
Published: 08/23/18

SM.26: Detecting Identity Theft [2:00]
Detect Identify Theft by monitoring your credit card accounts and bank statements as well as reviewing your free annual credit report for accuracy.
Published: 08/23/18

SM.27: Defending Against Identity Theft [3:30]
Defend against Identity Theft by contacting companies where fraud has occurred, placing a fraud alert on your credit accounts, and report any identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission.
Published: 08/23/18

SM.28: IRS Imposter Scams [2:21]
Learn to identify common traits scam artists use to extort money from you by playing on your fears or threatening you with legal action.
Published: 08/23/18

SM.29: Arrest Warrant Scam [2:40]
Learn what to do if someone calls you advising that you have an active outstanding arrest warrant and demands immediate payment.
Published: 08/23/18

SM.30: Granny Scams [2:06]
Learn what to do if someone posing as a relative calls you pretending to be in trouble and asks you for money.
Published: 08/07/2018

SM.31: Lottery Scams [2:58]
Learn what to do if someone calls you advising that you've won a lottery or prize but first needs some personal or financial information to complete the transaction.
Published: 08/14/2018

SM.32: Fake Check Scams [1:58]
Depositing a fraudulent check in your bank account is one portion of the "Keep the Change" scam and is designed to separate you from your money.
Published: 08/21/2018

SM.33: Romance Scams [2:47]
This scam involves an online love interest who suddenly needs money and only you can help.
Published: 08/28/2018

SM.34: Tech Support Scams [1:45}
Don't be fooled by people claiming your computer has a virus or has something wrong with it and never give out financial information to strangers.
Published: 09/04/2018

SM.35: Job Scams [
Learn about the methods scammers use to get you to pay them or give them your banking or financial information for the PROMISE of employment.
Published: 10/09/18

SM.36: Home Improvement Scams [
This scam occurs when an unknown repairman shows up at your door and informs you of needed repairs and tries to pressure you into an immediate decision.
Published: 10/09/18

SM.37: Debt Relief Scams [
Consumers with significant credit card debt are targeted by scammers making false promises to negotiate with their creditors to reduce the consumer's repayment obligations or settle the debt by charging them illegal up-front fees.
Published: 10/09/18

SM.38: Pfishing Scamps [
Learn what to do when a trusted company using copycat websites, fraudulent texts or emails asking you to verify confidential personal information such as login or password codes, account numbers, or other personal information.
Published: 10/09/18

SM.39: Safer Exchange Locations [