The Crime Prevention Office serves to by opening and maintaining lines of communication between the Police Department and citizens of Roanoke County through a variety of different programs.
The crime prevention office offers a variety of educational presentations for citizens and businesses.
Fraud and Identity Theft
Security Assessments & Recommendations
Public Safety Building Tours
Stranger Danger for school aged children
The Neighborhood Watch
and Business Watch
programs offers active participation of residents and businesses in Roanoke County to reduce crime in neighborhoods within the County.
A Citizens Police Academy
is each fall for citizens to learn more about the Police Department and its functions.
In partnership with Roanoke City, an Advanced Citizen's Academy is held once a year. This program offers an in-depth look at both police departments through "hands on" participation.
Citizen's are encouraged to have their bicycles registered in the Department's Bicycle Registration program. A non-removable decal in placed on the bicycle and identification and ownership information is entered in the database.
McGruff the Crime Dog is available upon request to visit schools, churches, businesses or other public events to assist in the education of Crime Prevention.
The Roanoke County Police Department is working with other area law enforcement agencies in implementing "Project Lifesaver". Project Lifesaver is a partnership with local law enforcement and families of Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders such as Down Syndrome and Autism. Specially trained officer's respond to the scene of a missing victim and use electronic technology to assist in locating the victim in a minimal amount of time.
For more information about these and other programs, please contact the Roanoke County Crime Prevention Office.