Crime Prevention – Community Outreach

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office wants to ensure the agency preserves and maintains integrity in its service to the residents of Allegheny County in as many ways as possible. It is our goal to provide the best possible service so that citizens of Allegheny County thrive to live in a county free of crime, at the lowest possible cost without sacrificing the quality of such services.

Our Crime Prevention Specialist will engage our residents through education and awareness with Compassion, Respect, and Professionalism.

“As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Allegheny County, I believe I have a responsibility to take a pro-active approach to fighting crime, and there is no question in my mind that our efforts in Crime Prevention and Community-Oriented Policing are extremely effective in educating our citizens in ways to prevent crime, and avoid being victims of crimes.”

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office participation in Community Relations, Crime Prevention and Community-Oriented Police Services is quite extensive. Our programs provide many beneficial services to residents of various age groups on a broad range of law enforcement and safety topics. Most importantly, perhaps, is our emphasis on citizen involvement on solving common problems, and the fight against crime. The Sheriff’s, community crime prevention programs focus on increasing the participation and forming partnerships with individual citizens, small groups, voluntary community organizations as well as business in activities designed to reduce crime and to improve the quality of neighborhood life.

• We value community partnerships.
• We treat each other, and the community, with dignity and respect.
• We recognize diversity as a strength.
• We value personal and professional growth through education and training.
• We recognize the importance of investing in the future of our community’s children.

We in the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office will do everything we can to fight crime and protect our citizens. We believe that Allegheny County, has perhaps the best system of local, municipal law enforcement in the whole country. We are not aware of any community in the United States where local law enforcement is so community-oriented and pro-active as our borough, township and city police officers in Allegheny County. But short of putting a police officer on every corner of every street in this county, law enforcement officers cannot do the job alone. We need and want active citizen participation in our Crime Prevention efforts. Together, as partners we can help ensure that Allegheny County remains one of the safest communities in America.

If you have further questions about the Crime Prevention Division or programs offered by the Sheriff’s Office, please visit the links below.

Crime Prevention Request

If you would like to request a Crime Prevention program to be demonstrated for your organization, please fill out the following form. If you have any problems filling this form out, please contact the Crime Prevention Office at 412-350-3200. Thank you!

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