The Crime Prevention Unit is committed to providing innovative community relations, crime prevention and youth programs focused at reducing crime and improving the quality of life in Brevard County.
Commercial Security Surveys This involves a visit to your business by a Crime Prevention Practitioner, who will check the interior and exterior to identify potential security problems and recommend solutions. These surveys are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE.
Business Crime Watch A network of businesses and law enforcement professionals working together to deter and detect criminal activity. By sharing information and criminal intelligence in a timely manner, we feel we can mount a significant challenge to the criminal element that is routinely victimizing our business community. Information sharing meetings are hosted on a monthly basis, along with email alerts on current crime trends in the business community.
Workplace Safety Educational seminar on the various tactics to keep employees safe at their workplaces.
Identity Theft Theft of identity is fast becoming the most prevalent and costly financial crime in the nation. It is estimated that more than 40,000 people have their identity stolen each year, costing consumers and the financial industry billions of dollars. This presentation explains how criminals can obtain your personal information. It also gives tips on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you may be a victim.
Neighborhood Watch This self-help effort centers around neighbors and law enforcement personnel working together to increase community awareness and reduce crime. This program includes an explanation of Operation Identification – marking and recording your possessions.
Frauds and Scams This presentation explains the different types of frauds and how they work. It also identifies ways to prevent becoming a victim of a con artist.
Home Security Survey This involves a home visit by a Crime Prevention Practitioner, who will check the interior and exterior to identify potential security problems and recommend solutions. These surveys are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE.
Personal Safety This program discusses steps individuals can take to avoid becoming crime victims.
Senior Safety This self-protection and home security program is geared toward the special needs of senior citizens.
Files of Life Record vital medical information and keep it in your home in a format and location that emergency responders will know to look for, in the event you are unable to speak for yourself in a medical emergency.
Project Lifesaver Through a partnership with Brevard County TRIAD, this program is designed to track and locate lost patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, Down’s Syndrome or Autism. A bracelet is provided to the individual that can be tracked using both ground and air tracking receivers. The Aviation Unit will supervise the tracking through a group of specially trained deputies.
Brevard S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Is a voluntary parental notification program designed to reduce the number of youthful drivers involved in auto accidents. It provides young drivers with the constant awareness of watchful eyes and a visible reminder of parental supervision and gives parents “peace of mind” that they will be made aware if their teen is stopped. Learn More…
BCSO PAL Offers structured and personal guidance to youth. A crime prevention program utilizing educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between Deputies and youth in our community. Learn More…
Explorer Program Is a volunteer program for young people between the ages of 13 and 21. Explorers learn how law enforcement works and participate in “ride a longs”, competitions, and community events.
Brevard Safe Kids Academy – The Brevard Safe Kids Academy is offered to children ages 5 through 12 and is conducted in a classroom setting consisting a 3 hour session. Children will receive hands on practical experience in the six major topics of instruction. Internet Safety-Fire Safety-Dialing 911-Home Safety-Anti Bullying-Stranger Awareness
“Shop with a Cop” Holiday Program serving children from families in financial need by providing them the opportunity to shop with a deputy sheriff with donated funds for gifts for themselves or family members.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office supports the efforts of Project ChildSafe and is happy to provide gunlocks at all of our Precincts as well as at our Community Services Office in The Avenue Viera. For more information on Project ChildSafe, please visit www.projectchildsafe.com.
The Drug-Free Calendar Contest Is a proactive substance abuse project where kids teach organization kids about the benefits of a drug-free life. The Brevard County Drug-Free Calendar Contest is a six month process which begins just prior to the start of each school year and culminates with an awards ceremony for the winners. Learn More…
This program is designed to help young teens become confident and safety conscious when caring for younger children. This program does not include CPR or organization emergency medical procedures.
This service is available to all children to age 12. Fingerprint cards are given to parents for their records.
Designed for 4 to 8-year-olds, this program helps children learn to deal safely with strangers – avoiding conversations, knowing what to do when approached and identifying trusted adults to whom they can go for help. Parents are encouraged to attend and to reinforce the concepts discussed.
Deputies visit with children ages pre-school to 12, explaining their jobs as law enforcement officers, answering questions and giving them a close-up lights-and-siren look at a patrol car.
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