National Crime Prevention Council

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National Crime Prevention Council
Founded1982; 40 years ago (1982)[1]
FounderCarl M. Loeb, Jr.[1]
Legal status501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
HeadquartersWashington, DC, United States[3]
ServicesCrime prevention, youth victimization, cyber safety, Go For Real, and community building.[2]
Executive Director
Paul DelPonte
Brian Monks
AffiliationsNational Crime Prevention Council Association Inc[2]
Revenue (2014)
Expenses (2014)$3,085,618[2]
Employees (2013)
Volunteers (2013)

National Crime Prevention Council is an American educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime, drugs and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

National Crime Prevention Council is perhaps best known for its character McGruff the Crime Dog, a Bloodhound dog mascot created to educate children about crime prevention. Paul DelPonte,[4] a one-time federal whistleblower, was appointed to head the organization in 2021.


Carl M. Loeb, Jr. (son of banker John Langeloth Loeb Sr.), was a former vice chairman of the board of directors of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.[1] Loeb left that group in order to found the National Crime Prevention Council in 1982, where he served as its chairman.[1] After more than two generations of helping Americans Take A Bite Out Of Crime®, the organization is mounting an ambitious effort to introduce the iconic crime dog to the next generation of crime stoppers. A core of the effort aims to link crime prevention with health.[5]

Recent Events[edit]

Working with the United States Patent and Trademark Organization, the Council is mounting an extensive national campaign to warn consumers on the hazard of purchasing counterfeit goods. "No young person wants to be duped by fake products," said Paul DelPonte, Executive Director of NCPC. "This campaign equips them with the skills to take a bite out of counterfeits. It will save lives and will help choke off a growing global criminal enterprise."[6]

In December 2021, McGruff and a public service announcement on kidnapping were featured in the animated television series the Family Guy. The reemergence of the iconic Crime Dog generated an outpouring of public support.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d James, George. "Carl M. Loeb Jr. Dead at 81: Founder of Anticrime Group". The New York Times. August 14, 1985. p. B8.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". National Crime Prevention Council. Guidestar. September 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "About Us". National Crime Prevention Council. Accessed on June 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "NCPC Announces New Leadership" (PDF).
  5. ^ Crime Prevention is a Public Health Strategy, retrieved 2021-11-05
  6. ^ "McGruff the Crime Dog® teams up with USPTO to take a bite out of fake goods sold online". Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  7. ^ Holmes, Martin. "McGruff the Crime Dog Appears In 'Family Guy' and Fans Are Loving It". TV Insider. Retrieved 2022-01-03.

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