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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.

  • Church Security and Safety Training
  • Civic event requests
  • Fraud and Identity Theft
  • Public Safety Building Tours
  • Safety education for seniors
  • Safety presentations for school aged children/school visits
  • Security Assessments & Recommendations
  • Workplace Safety

The Neighborhood Watch programs offers active participation of residents in Roanoke County to reduce crime in neighborhoods within the County.

Public Safety Academy

A Public Safety Academy is held for citizens to learn more about the Police Department, Fire Department and Sheriffs Department and their functions.

The Roanoke County Police Department is a member agency for "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.

More Information

For more information about these and other programs, please contact the Roanoke County Crime Prevention Office.

  1. Officer G. P. Benton

    Crime Prevention Coordinator

  2. Crime Prevention

    Physical Address
    5925 Cove Road
    Roanoke, VA 24019

    Phone: 540-777-8651

    Monday through Friday
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm