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Office Crime Prevention Bureau is..
a Bite Out of Crime..!"
Members of the
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Crime
Prevention Bureau are dedicated to helping you
reduce your risk for being a victim of crime.
One of the first concerns of Sheriff Cal
Henderson as he took office in 1992, was how
could the services of the Crime Prevention
Bureau be increased or existing programs
enhanced to better serve the citizens of
Because of these
endevors, our organization was selected as the
"Outstanding Crime Prevention Unit"
for the State of Florida by the Attorney General
Office in 1994. Listed below is a guide for the
crime awareness and safety programs offered by
our office. Our objective is to help increase
your level of awarness and help you reduce your
chances for being a "target of crime." The best
part about all these services is they are free
for the asking by calling (813) 247-8115.
listed below are presented by members of the
Sheriff's Crime Awarness Team (SCAT) who are
trained by the Florida Attorney General's Office
as Certified Crime Prevention Practitioners. The
instructions that you will receive will be
factual, up-to-date, and proven methods of
prevention which have been developed at the
Click on the
following links for a brief program description:
modification of the successful Neighborhood
Watch program, Apartment Watch was designed to
meet the needs of apartment communities which
tend to be more transitory that are communities
made of single family residences. The goal is to
organize a phone chain of building captains, one
from each building, and to educate them on auto
and residential security and the effective
reporting of suspicious incidents.
In this one hour program, vehicle owners are
educated about the auto theft problem in the
United States and what they can do to help
prevent it. Various anti-theft measures
discussed include steering wheel locks, car
alarms, electronic kill switches, and electronic
This program, designed specifically for
financial institutions, includes the same
information as the Robbery Prevention Program
but actually goes a step further. Members from
the Crime Prevention Bureau and the Sheriff's
Office Emergency Response Team stage a very
realistic "mock bank robbery" using volunteer
tellers from the bank.
The Business Watch program is patterned after
the highly successful Neighborhood Watch
program. As with Neighborhood Watch, its purpose
is to increase communication and awareness of
crime in the business community.
Most cons and frauds are successfully
perpetrated because victims are not familiar
with the con artist's "modus operandi". By the
end of this program, the participants are able
to identify several types of scams to include
home repair fraud, bank examiner scheme, the
"Pigeon Drop", land frauds, phony investment
scams, and fraudulent lotteries.
As a companion to the Sheriff's Office Drug
Awareness for Children, this program is designed
to educate adults on the deadly effects of drug
abuse and alcoholism.
Drugs in the
The goal of this one hour program is to educate
adults on the dangers and legal ramifications
regarding the use and abuse of controlled
substances in the workplace.
This one hour program is designed to heighten
the homeowner's awareness of burglary and theft.
Proven home security measures which can easily
be incorporated in any home are thoroughly
explained using sample locks and a slide
Loss Prevention (Shoplifting & Credit Card/Check
Retail business losses from shoplifting and
fraud can total billions of dollars a year.
These prevention programs are offered to the
business community to raise their awareness of
these types of crimes as well as minimize their
risk of becoming a victim.
The Neighborhood Watch program is a national,
voluntary, self-help crime prevention effort
centered around the community and local law
enforcement working together for the safety and
protection of a neighborhood. This two hour
program includes instruction on organizing a
Neighborhood Watch group and telephone
communication chain, how to report suspicious
incidents to law enforcement, and residential
Because one's personal safety is paramount to
most people, the Crime Prevention Bureau offers
this class designed to heighten the individual's
awareness of violent crime and how to possibly
avoid it. Personal safety awareness while at
home, in the car, at work, or out walking is
Residential and Commercial Security Surveys:
Members of the Sheriff's Crime Awareness Team
are available to respond to residences and
businesses to conduct on-site security
inspections. There is no fee for this community
This one hour program is designed to educate
citizens and businesses how to react before,
during, and after an armed robbery.
Due to increased occurrences of violence in the
workplace, the Crime Prevention Bureau has
developed this comprehensive training program.
Some of the topics covered during this 3 - 4
hour seminar include domestic violence, physical
safety and security measures, pre-employment
screening, recognizing inappropriate behaviors,
crisis management, and legal obligations of the
Youth Crime Watch:
Youth Crime Watch is the young person's
component of a Neighborhood Watch group. The
program is a network of students caring enough
about themselves, their friends and their
schools to become involved in the fight against
crime and drugs on their school campus.
University Park Campus MARC 330
11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
Tel: (305)348-5952 Fax:(305)348-4700
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