Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Definition
The most widely accepted definition of crime prevention is: the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.

Crime Prevention Goal
The goal of Crime Prevention is to maintain strong police-community relations through informational and education programs and services that positively influence the quality of life in our community by:
  • Reducing crime or the fear of crime.
  • Increasing the knowledge of citizens in "pro-active" crime prevention strategies.
  • Training the community in a wide-array of crime prevention approaches.
  • Providing home and business security assessments.
  • Encouraging and training citizens to participate in "Watch" activities. 

Crime Prevention Training and Education
Training and education sessions are offered to the public at no charge as a public service. They can be modified to fit the individual need of your group, organization or business. They can be presented at a location of your choosing or we can arrange to use a training room at the police department. We recommend a minimum of 6 to 10 attendees and require advance notice to schedule a session. Refer to the Contact Us information listed to the right to inquire about training and education sessions.
Popular topics include but are not limited to: Personal Safety; Identity Theft; Cons, Frauds & Scams; Counterfeit Detection; Drug Awareness & Education; Burglarproofing Your Residence; Safety In The Workplace; How To Work With The Police and Community Watch Programs.  

Crime Prevention Blotter
Young People at Risk of Identity Theft 
Suspicious Activity Involving Curbside Mailboxes  
What You Should Do If Someone Has Filed A Fraudulent Tax Return Using Your Identity
Medical Data and Financial Information Breach 
Contractor Scams

Contact Us
St. Cloud Police Department
Crime Prevention


101 11th Ave. N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Ph: 320-345-4182
Fx: 320-345-4135
Emergency: 911