Statistics & Agency Activity

Summary of Activities

View a summary of activities of the Sheriff's Office from the Crime Prevention Unit.

Public Education Activities

The Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit continually educates the public with various community presentations and/or classes offered to the citizens of York County and the City of Poquoson. The Sheriff's Office conducted approximately 110 classes in 2015. These classes included the Sheriff's Citizen Academy, which is a 13 session course, conducted twice a year. The Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit also conducted several residential and commercial security surveys throughout the year. Some of the other top presentations given were:
  • Active Shooter
  • Church Safety
  • Home Security
  • Identity Theft
  • Internet Safety
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Personal Safety
  • R.A.D.
  • Robbery Prevention
  • Senior Citizen Safety
  • Stranger Danger
  • Workplace Violence Prevention

Community Day Events

The Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit participated in numerous community day events. We provided presentations and information at these events and the Child ID program was also offered at many of the following events:
  • Creekside Landing
  • Grafton
  • Kiln Creek
  • The Landings at Langley
  • Poquoson
  • Several business events
  • Skimino
  • Tabb
  • Williamsburg

Community Participation

Members of the Crime Prevention Unit worked with other YPSO units such as D.A.R.E., Training, Patrol and PIO/Community Relations to provide additional services to the citizens of York County. The Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit also participated in the following community related events:
  • 3-D Driving Drunk and Districted Program
  • D.A.R.E. Dance
  • Look Out / Lock Out
  • National Night Out
  • Poquoson Seafood Festival
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Safety Town
  • Santa to a Senior
  • Senior Safety Summit
  • Shred-It Event for senior citizens
  • Triad Senior Annual Health Fair
  • Williamsburg Sentara Hospital Safety Fair

Community Meetings

The Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit also sent representatives to the following community meetings to assist them with their needs. Monthly Triad and SA.L.T. meetings (senior citizens' needs), bimonthly Williamsburg Sentara Hospital Safety Committee Meetings and Hampton Roads Crime Prevention Association meetings and events. A Virginia Crime Prevention Association Board member position was also held by a member of the Crime Prevention Unit.