Washington County Sheriff - Crime Prevention
Working Together, We Can Prevent Crime
The Sheriff’s Office will work with you to try and solve problems of crime in your community. With the cooperation of its citizens, the Sheriff’s Office and local police agencies are able to maintain Washington County’s reputation as a low crime and safe place to live. But crime does occur in our county and you can help prevent crime by taking steps to safeguard yourself, your family and your property.
Each year the Sheriff’s Office conducts presentations in a diverse range of topics which include:
- Crime prevention
- Drug awareness
- Child safety education
- Personal and home security
- Elder Abuse
- Fraud Awareness
Over 40 organizations and hundreds of citizens in our community are served by these presentations, including local schools, clubs, youth groups, private businesses and service organizations.
The Neighborhood Watch program is one of the oldest crime prevention programs in the country, bringing law enforcement together with citizens to help deter crime and make communities safer. Citizens band together to watch out for criminal or suspicious activity in their neighborhood and report such occurrences to the police immediately. The Sheriff’s Office can help you organize such a group. If you would like to learn more about Neighborhood Watch, follow this link to the National Sheriff's Association website USAonWatch.
The Sheriff’s Office conducts child fingerprinting at various events in the county such as the annual Celebrate Families event at Fair Park. Parents are provided with a personalized ID card bearing the photo, fingerprint and description of their child.
For information on local crime prevention programs or presentations available through the Sheriff’s Office, please contact us at: 262-335-4378