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The Crime Prevention Office creates and maintains 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 program helps Roanoke County residents become active participants in reducing crime.

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.

Project Lifesaver

The Roanoke County Police Department is a part of "Project Lifesaver," a partnership between local law enforcement and families of Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders such as Down Syndrome and Autism. Specially trained officers respond to reports of missing program participants 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 Roanoke County's Crime Prevention Office.

  1. Officer G. P. Benton

    Crime Prevention Coordinator

  2. Crime Prevention

    Physical Address
    5925 Cove Road
    Roanoke, VA 24019

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