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; Burglar Proofing Your Residence; Safety in The Workplace; How to Work With the Police and Community Watch Programs.  


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St. Cloud Police Department
Crime Prevention


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