Summary of Activities of the York -Poquoson Sheriff's Office (YPSO) Crime Prevention Unit for the 2015 Calendar Year
This Annual Report summarizes activities of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) Crime Prevention Unit for the 2015 calendar year.
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. Some of the other top presentations given were: Neighborhood Watch, Active Shooter, Home Security, Identity Theft, Stranger Danger, Internet Safety, R.A.D., Personal Safety, Robbery Prevention, Church Safety, Workplace Violence Prevention and Senior Citizen Safety just to name a few. The Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit also conducted several residential and commercial security surveys throughout the year.
Community Day Events
The Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit participated in numerous community day events which included some of the following areas: Grafton, Skimino, Tabb, Poquoson, Kiln Creek, Creekside Landing, The Landings at Langley, and Williamsburg, as well as several business events. We provided presentations and information at these events and the Child ID program was also offered at many of these.
The Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit also participated in the following community related events: Poquoson Seafood Festival, Williamsburg Sentara Hospital Safety Fair, D.A.R.E. Dance, Shred-It Event for senior citizens, Safety Town, National Night Out, 3-D Driving Drunk & Districted Program, Project Lifesaver, Look Out/ Lock Out, Triad Senior Annual Health Fair, Santa to a Senior, and the yearly Senior Safety Summit conducted in York County for senior citizens on the entire peninsula.
Members of the Crime Prevention Unit also 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 sent representatives to the following community meetings to assist them with their needs. Monthly Triad and S.A.L.T. meetings (senior citizens’ needs), bi-monthly 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.