Crime Prevention

Mission Statement
The SJSO Crime Prevention Section was established to assist our community in reducing the likelihood that we may become the victims of crime. We stand ready to serve all our residents and visitors alike, and are responsible for the development and implementation of Crime Prevention Programs and information sharing.

Our goal is to promote programs through pro-active means, such as, Women’s Personal Safety, Prevention of Workplace Violence, Seniors vs. Crime and more, to enhance the safety and security of St. Johns County. We are the “meet your needs” Section and have flexible hours to accommodate your community, civic or corporate group, be it during or after normal working hours. Through knowledge, and community involvement, we can help to improve the quality of life in St. Johns County.

Crime Prevention Objectives

  • To encourage citizens to protect their homes and businesses against burglaries
  • To encourage citizen involvement in the reporting of crime
  • To develop appropriate programming for various interested groups
  • To distribute material on crime prevention
  • To serve as a liaison with formal community organizations and other interested community groups

SJSO Crime Prevention deputies are required to achieve the designation of “Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner” by completing courses offered through the Florida Attorney General’s Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI). Many achieve and maintain current Instructor Certification status. Deputies in the unit are active members of the Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA), serve on various planning boards, and local business associations.

Informational Brochures, click to learn more: 

Bike Safety       Personal Safety       Neighborhood Watch       Laws of the Road




Crime Prevention Programs:

Programs in crime prevention are available in a wide variety of subject areas. Members of the Community Affairs Section present programs on request. All of the programs are presented FREE of charge to public and private groups, and are tailored to the specific audience. Available programs are:

Neighborhood Watch                      Workplace Violence

Shoplifting Prevention                    Emergency Identification Cards

Residential Alert System                Crimes Against the Elderly

Personal Safety                               Bullying/Cyberbullying Awareness

Business Security Surveys             Drug Awareness

Women’s Personal Safety               Identity Theft

Residential Security Surveys         Public Awareness Booth



For More Information on these programs, or if you would like to schedule a program, please call (904) 824-8304 and ask for the Community Affairs Section. If you do not find your area of concern listed, we can help by developing a program for you and your group.