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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention

Click on the link below for crime prevention tips for your vehicle and personal property.

Vehicle & Property Safety

 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

No one knows a neighborhood better than the residents themselves. That’s why a Neighborhood Watch is so important. Neighbors know who is supposed to be at a certain location and when they are supposed to be there. Neighbors watching out for neighbors creates a safe neighborhood. There are several Neighborhood Watch groups within the Town of Farmville and we are hoping to add more. If you would like join a neighborhood watch or to begin a neighborhood watch in your area please contact Detective Sgt. Chris Moss at 392-9259 or by e-mail.

WANTED! — Neighborhood Watch Coordinators

  • Coordinates Neighborhood Watch meetings.
  • Acts as a base station for the program in their neighborhood.
  • Acts as the liaison between their neighborhood and the Police Department.
  • Assures that crime prevention literature is distributed to those participants who are unable to attend the meeting.
  • Provides participant list to the Crime Prevention Unit. This can be done by mail, email, or over the phone.

National Night Out

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
On the first Tuesday of each August, neighborhoods throughout Farmville join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for “National Night Out”. National Night Out is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; Strenghten neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back against crime. In the past, most neighborhoods had some type of picnic/cookout and some even had DJs providing music.  Farmville’s National Night Out has been designated by the National Association of Town Watch as a National Top 25 Award Winner for the last five years.
If you are interested in hosting a National Night Out event in 2016, please contact Detective Sgt. Chris Moss at 392-9259 or by e-mail.

Triad
TRIAD Next meeting dates are August 12, 2016 and December 9, 2016 at the Firemen’s Sports Arena located at 1328 Zion Hill Rd (past County Schools on left).

The Farmville Police Department is one of the members of Prince Edward County TRIAD. TRIAD is a cooperative effort between law enforcement, senior citizens, and agencies that serve seniors to prevent crime among the elderly. TRIAD is based in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office and is run locally by a SALT Council (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together). Currently the SALT Council meets at the Courthouse every third Thursday of the month and county wide TRIAD meetings are held quarterly at the Firemen’s Sports Arena. TRIAD also does crime prevention presentations for smaller groups at churches, civic organizations, etc. Shown below is the TRIAD SALT Council with then Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the fall of 2011.

SALT Council

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