McGruff the Crime Dog

McGruff the Crime Dog is a series of safety programs offered by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office for pre-school and elementary age children. This popular mascot “takes a bite out of crime” by visiting classrooms and youth events. Mcgruff is known for his tan trench coat and giving advice on how to stop crime before it happens.  McGruff makes appearances with a uniform officer who speaks to children about how to be safe and make their neighborhoods safer. Topics covered are available on request and include: Personal safety, Stranger awareness, Gun Safety, Halloween Safety and What to do if you are lost.

McGruff also enjoys having his picture taken with children and likes to teach children not to be afraid of police officers.

Children can also visit McGruff on the internet at