The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office sponsors many crime prevention programs held throughout Forsyth County. If your organization or group is interested in having us offer a program, please contact us. Below is a brief description of the programs we support/offer.
Community Watch is a crime prevention program that involves citizens working with each other and with law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and victimization in their communities. Learn More
The mission of Fatal Vision® is to promote safety in our high schools and communities and to contribute to the reduction of alcohol and other drug fatalities and injuries through innovative, interactive and fun educational programs. Learn More
Teaches kids the dangers of drugs and the effect that it has on their lives.
Kids are taught about gangs, what to do if they are asked to join and the dangers of being a gang member.
Work with the S.R.O.'s (School Resource Officers) at the middle and high schools to get kids proactive toward crime prevention at their schools. Learn More
A program designed to protect children by teaching them to be smarter and safer. Visit the Natlional Center for Missing and Exploited Children website.
Teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. Learn More
Conduct bicycle rodeos in the community to promote safety on the road and how to be safe riding a bicycle. The N.C. Bicycle Helmet Law requires:
Conduct child fingerprinting events in the community to promote child safety.
Talk to adults about methods they can use to protect themselves from having their identity stolen and how to report this crime if it happens to them.
Classes and information sessions are available for groups that cover mail, internet and telephone fraud. All age ranges can benefit from these sessions and are encouraged to attend. These classes will arm participants with the knowledge to identify potential scams and how to alert local law enforcement.
This program focuses on personal safety for the workplace, home and in a public setting. A segment of the program also covers safety for seniors and youth, and can be tailored for specific audiences.
We go out to the work place and talk to people on things they can do each day to be safe a work.
Set-up work shops on rape prevention in schools and community centers.
Present work shops in the community on the problem of domestic violence and who they can contact if they are a victim or know of someone who may need help.
Talk to seniors and other citizens about the different frauds that are occurring in the community and how to avoid being a victim of telemarketing fraud.
Talk to business owners on things they can do to protect them from fraud, armed robbery, work place violence and store security.
The Crime Prevention Unit is also active in other community groups. We assist scouting programs with merit badges.