One of the Prescott Police Department’s goals is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Prescott by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment through professional education programs aimed at promoting community involvement in crime prevention.
Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.
The Police Department wants you to be safe and comfortable in your home and during your daily activities, whether at leisure or at work. Although the department works very hard to create the safest environment possible, it is very important to remember that all citizens play a vital part in crime prevention. Crime prevention is truly a police-community partnership. By working together, we can reduce crime and enhance the quality of life.
In order to efficiently respond to requests and manage the employment of off-duty police officers, The Prescott Police Department has partnered with Off Duty Management to provide services related to hiring off-duty officers effective March 2, 2020.
You may request to hire off-duty police officers for security through the Off Duty Management web-based service, OfficerTRAK®, or calling the toll-free number.
Off Duty Management provides the following to the customer:
Organizations that have recurring needs for off-duty officers can establish an account and schedule billing cycles with off-duty management.
*PLEASE NOTE: the above list is not an all-inclusive and questions regarding permitted activity should be forwarded to Off Duty Management.
National Night Out is a nationally recognized program that occurs annually on the first Tuesday in August. This program encourages neighborhoods to participate in crime prevention programs in their area. Studies show that when neighborhoods have a strong sense of community and participate in crime prevention programs, they are less likely to become victims of crimes. The City of Prescott Police Department recommends Block Watch groups host their annual meetings on National Night Out.
If you would like officers, fire fighters, and city officials to visit your meeting on National Night Out, contact us at 928-777-1988 ext 5611. Use the Application for National Night Out to coordinate your neighborhood’s effort with the Police Department.
The Block Watch program, also known as Neighborhood Watch, is a program that encourages neighbors watch out for one another. This program promotes an active participation by residents, in partnership with the police, to reduce and improve the quality of life in your neighborhood. Block Watch works best when neighbors work together to identify, deter, and report crimes. We encourage you to be a good witness and refrain from actually intervening in in-progress criminal activity. If you are interested in organizing a Block Watch group in your area, download the Block/Neighborhood Watch Application, and contact us in Crime Prevention at 928-777-1988 ext 5611.
Initially, a member of the Prescott Police Department will attend your first meeting and will explain how the program works, along with your responsibility as neighbors. Crime prevention literature and window signs are provided to all residents who attend.
At the end of the first meeting, the group will elect a Block Watch Captain or Leader who will be the liaison between neighbors and the police department. The Captain’s responsibilities include:
After the initial meeting, we will arrange for a city department to erect a Block Watch sign at the entrance and exit to your area. The signs will remain posted as long as your group fulfills the annual meeting requirement; therefore, remaining an active status.
Crime Alerts, via email
Robbery Prevention Education
Loss Prevention, including Shoplifting, and Employee Theft Prevention
Identity Theft, Check and Credit Card Frauds
Personal Safety, Fire Safety and Code Enforcement Assistance
“CPTED is the proper design and effective use of the built environment which may lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement of the quality of life.” – National Crime Prevention Institute
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Presented along with each of these CPTED strategies are guidelines, which, as a homeowner, builder or remodeler, you can apply to reduce the fear and incidence of crime and improve the quality of life.
Prescott Police offers an area to dispose of RX and OTC drugs. Remove your pills, capsules, and tablets from their containers and place them in a Ziploc bag.
We do NOT take liquids, salves, ointments, aerosols, or needles.
Bring your bags to the counter and request access to the drop box.
For more information, call 928-777-1988 ext 5611.