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Crime Prevention
The Christiansburg Police Department offers a wide variety of crime prevention initiatives and programs to help make the community as safe and informed as possible. View the full list of programs.

Certified Crime Prevention Community
The Town of Christiansburg is certified as a Crime Prevention Community by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).

According to DCJS, the Crime Prevention Community program is designed to foster the development of community safety initiatives at the local level. The goal of the program is to publicly recognize and certify localities that have implemented a defined set of community safety strategies as part of a comprehensive community safety/crime prevention effort.

One of the first of its kind in the nation, the program requires that a locality meet 12 core community safety elements/strategies and a minimum of seven approved optional elements in order to be certified. These elements include:
  • Existence of a local crime and safety coalition
  • A DCJS certified Crime Prevention Specialist assigned crime prevention duties in the local law enforcement agency
  • A neighborhood watch program
  • Community policing or crime control program
  • Organized distribution of safety literature
  • Designation of staff trained to conduct community safety assessments
  • Functional crime analysis capability
  • A comprehensive school safety audit process
  • A business outreach (watch) program
  • An on-site victim/witness services program
  • A delinquency prevention program
  • The law enforcement agency must be accredited or seeking accreditation

Christiansburg Business Watch
The Christiansburg Business Watch trains area businesses to observe and report suspicious activity immediately to police. 

Interested businesses may sign up through www.christiansburg.org/notifyme.

Community Safety Elements

The additional eight qualifying optional community safety elements Christiansburg had were:
  • DARE Program
  • Gun Safety Program
  • School Resource Officer program
  • Interagency Code Enforcement
  • Domestic Violence Program
  • Project Lifesaver

Contact Us
P.R. Townley
Sergeant - Crime Prevention

100 E. Main St.
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Ph: 540-382-3131

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.