Sheriff Blake Wallace
Welcome to our crime prevention web site.
Crime prevention's job is to encourage the public to form community watch
programs along with programs, signs and support of their efforts.
High crime rates, long associated with city life, has finally come to the North
Carolina countryside. This is because criminals have finally realized that the very
things that make living in the country so good also make it a good place to commit crime.
But there are several solutions to the problem of crime.
Community watch is neighbors getting together with one another and their local
law enforcement officers in order to do something about crime. If you are interested in
starting a community watch in your area please contact Eric Southerland @ (910)
McGruff is well used in our county, making many appearances at safety events,
children day care centers, and schools. Children are also given Halloween
trick-or-treat bags containing safety tips.
Triad has recently been an addition to crime prevention. This consists of
the Sheriff, Police Chief's and older or retired leaders in the community who agree to
work together to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:
Every year, the National Town Watch Association invites communities to
participate in National Night Out Against Crime.
Crime prevention has taken a positive step in crime and arson prevention at our
local churches. By visiting each church they were advised the following.
- Adding more smoke detectors
- Installation of security alarms
- Trimming of shrubbery and flowers around churches
- Night lights and timers around churches
- Reporting of suspicious activity near or on church property
CRIME PREVENTION WORKS WHEN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED AND STAY