Crime Prevention Unit
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The Crime Prevention Unit offers a variety of crime prevention training programs, in addition to its Watch programs, for residents of Prince William County.
  • Home Security Surveys can be provided for any County resident free of charge. A police officer will come to your home and point out ways to increase the security of your home. This program includes an array of hardware to give the participants a "hands-on" experience in crime prevention. The Crime Prevention Unit also conducts security surveys for homeowners and renters, using the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles. Click here to view the CPTED Strategies (pdf file).
  • Rape Prevention and Personal Safety Programs are also available for church groups, citizen organizations, and businesses. Each program generally lasts one hour and covers everything from purse snatching and automobile breakdowns to dealing with a burglar in your home.
  • For area businesses, we provide training in the prevention of shoplifting, armed robbery and white collar crime, including bad checks and credit card fraud. The Crime Prevention Unit also conducts security surveys for business, using the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles. Click here to view the CPTED Strategies (pdf file).
  • Certified Crime Prevention Business program. Click here to view the
    Certified Crime Prevention Business Program.
  • Construction Site Security Survey and services. Click here to view the Construction Site Security Survey.
  • McGruff Speaks newsletter, a crime-prevention tool mailed to members of the various watch programs.