The Crime Prevention Unit was established with 1 deputy by Sheriff Diggs in July 2001, fulfilling 1 of his campaign promises. In 2004, Sheriff Diggs saw the need to increase the units size and created another position. The Crime Prevention Unit has 2 full time deputies and is assisted by other deputies as needed. The Crime Prevention Unit operates out of the Sheriff's Office.
The Crime Prevention Unit assists the citizens and business of York County and the City of Poquoson by forecasting the possibility of crime occurring and hardening the target. This is accomplished in large degree through education.
The Crime Prevention Unit gives numerous presentations to community and civic groups. Topics such as, Personal Safety, Home Security, Identity Theft and Neighborhood Watch are given frequently. Other topics are available as needed. The Crime Prevention Unit also coordinates our highly regarded Neighborhood email alert program. If you have any questions or would like to host a presentation please contact Master Deputy Russell by phone at 757-890-3642 or Deputy Bartnikowski by phone at 757 890-3639.