Crime Prevention

What is Crime Prevention?

Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of crime risks and the initiation of action to remove or reduce such risk. The policy of the Colonial Heights Police Department is to promote crime prevention using all department employees to develop and implement procedures and programs, which reduce the opportunity for, or lessen the loss, arising from crime.

Crime Prevention Programs

The Colonial Heights Police Department strives to provide a high level of service from the Crime Prevention Office. One way we accomplish this is through education and programs for our schools, citizens and businesses. Please feel free to contact our Crime Prevention Officer at (804) 520-9318 about the following programs:

Smart, Safe & Sober Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week
Neighborhood Watch TRIAD
Celebrate Safe Communities Night Bike Rodeos
H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) Health Fair
Child Safety Seat Inspections Child DNA Identification Kits


We also offer the following presentations to civic groups, churches, schools, businesses, and citizens:

Auto Theft Prevention Drug/Alcohol Abuse Information
Crime Prevention for Seniors Bicycle Safety
Domestic Violence/Assault Telemarketing Fraud
Stranger Danger for Children Texting While Driving & Safe Driving