Crime Prevention

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    The primary responsibility of the Crime Prevention Unit is to assist the citizens of Amherst County in conducting their daily activities in a safe and secure manner. They provide training and advice on how to best avoid becoming a victim of crime. Some of these prevention efforts include crime prevention training and lectures, business and home security surveys, and our Drug and Gang Awareness Programs.  Crime Prevention also has numerous programs set up for child identification kits, child seat installation procedures, and neighborhood watch functions. 


School Resource Officer Program
Explorer Post Crime Stoppers
Project Lifesaver Child Safety Seats

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Sheriff's Office
115 Taylor St
P.O. Box 410, Amherst, VA 24521
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  • Phone: (434) 946-9301
  • Fax: (434) 946-9380
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