Crime Prevention Tips
Officers assigned to the Community Relations Unit perform many of the most important tasks as part of TPD's overall community policing and crime prevention efforts. The Community Relations Unit consists of certified Crime Prevention Practitioners who perform a variety of tasks. The list of tasks performed by these officers is rather lengthy, but begins with partnerships established with our Neighborhood Associations and Crime Watch Groups throughout the city. In addition, these officers coordinate such specialized programs as Crime Stoppers, the radKIDS Self Empowerment Safety Program, Crime Reduction and Personal Safety Seminars, and the citywide Graffiti Abatement Program.
One of the lesser recognized programs conducted by these officers is known as CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). The CPTED program consists of the police review of construction projects and existing structures to identify environmental recommendations that would serve to reduce crime victimization. Some of the recommendations may include alterations to lighting, landscaping, window configurations or entry-way designs.
For more information, please contact TPD's Community Relations Unit at (850) 891-4251, or via email.
Crime Prevention Tips
Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization that promotes a partnership between the media, law enforcement and the community. Big Bend Crime Stoppers was started more than twenty years ago by a group of concerned citizens and the Tallahassee Police Department, covering all six counties of the Big Bend: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Leon, and Wakulla.
People in the community with information about a crime can call our number at 574-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-888-876-TIPS (8477) These calls are not recorded and we do not use Caller ID. When information is given the caller receives a code number, which the caller can then use receive information on the tip. If an arrest is made based on information provided by the caller, the caller is eligible for a reward. The board of directors, made up of citizens, votes on the reward amount at the monthly board meeting . The caller goes to the drive-thru of a designated bank and provides the teller the code number. The teller then sends out cash. WE NEVER KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE CALLER.
Be sure to visit Crime Stoppers website.