Crime Prevention

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The Charlottesville Police Department provides many programs and services for residents and the business community through partnerships with D.A.R.E., the School Resource Officer Program, and the department's very own Crime Prevention Unit.

For guidance on keeping your family, home, and business safe, we encourage you to read the following materials:

 Home Security Checklist

The Neighborhood Watch Program

The Personal Safety Guide

Trespass Enforcement Letter

Violence In The WorkPlace

 Ride-Alongs To get a first-hand look at how the Charlottesville Police Department serves the community, consider participating in a police ride-along. To sign up, read the guidelines of the Ride-Along Program and return your completed application to the department. The application can be found here.