Welcome to the Crime
Prevention Program. Crime Prevention is designed to take a proactive
approach by citizens and law enforcement working together to deter crime in
What is Crime Prevention?
It's the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk, and the
initiation of some action to remove or reduce it. There needs to be
three factors present for a crime to occur:
1. The desire on the part of the criminal to commit the crime.
2. The ability (skills) and tools to commit the crime.
3. The opportunity to successfully carry out the crime.
We cannot hope to eliminate a criminal's desire to commit crimes. Nor
can we take away one's ability to commit the crime. However, crime
prevention can remove or reduce the opportunity. Without an
opportunity, the criminal is forced to go elsewhere.
This is accomplished by working with the community, getting the community
involved in law enforcement, and is a readily available resource to the
community for its safety needs. This involvement can be with
individuals, civic groups, or businesses. The primary focus of this
program is to go to these individuals or groups and give recommendations on
personal, residential, and business safety.
of the programs that are available through the Walworth County Sheriff's
Office Crime Prevention Unit are:
Residential and Business
The Crime Prevention Officer
is available to give talks and presentations on several safety topics.
(Click here for list).
Crime Prevention is not new,
but we need your help in fighting crime.
is much better to prevent one man from being a criminal than apprehending
and bringing forty men to justice."
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
PLEASE NOTE - TO SUBMIT
To submit a tip via e-mail to Walworth County
Crime Stoppers, click
here or to submit a tip by
here and follow the
directions under For Citizens "Text-a-Tip", or via a phone call to
Please feel free to contact
the Walworth County Sheriff's
Office Crime Prevention Unit for your safety needs.