The ultimate goal of the Crime Prevention Unit is to educate citizens about current laws and techniques to deter and prevent criminal activities. We provide information on personal safety as well as vehicle, home, business and financial security. The formal definition for crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or reduce the crime through public education. What that translates to is doing all we can to help citizens realize they can be additional eyes and ears in our community to help law enforcement and boost public safety.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Crime Prevention Unit’s primary responsibility is to organize community watch programs in neighborhoods throughout the county. These community watch programs are an excellent way for citizens to become involved in the prevention of criminal activities in their neighborhoods and assists law enforcement by providing information for investigations.
A second duty of the unit is to perform informational lectures at schools to students and faculty about drugs, violence, weapons and crime in general. This is not the DARE program which focuses on 5th grade students, it is oriented towards older children and young adults. These lectures are also conducted at churches and other venues as well upon request.
Another important function of the division is to instruct all of the banks in the county proper safety measures and issue alarm codes.
Programs & Services
The Crime Prevention Unit is committed to providing innovative community relations, crime prevention and youth programs focused at reducing crime and improving the quality of life in Brunswick County. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit offers individuals numerous free educational programs and services. For more information about these programs and services, click the button below.