Community Resource Unit

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Crime Prevention is the anticipation of a crime risk and taking action to reduce it. In order for a crime to occur the criminal must have the ability, desire, and opportunity to commit the crime. There is very little you can do about the ability or desire of a criminal to commit a crime but we can work to eliminate the opportunity. Be aware of your surroundings and mindful of your personal safety and security. It only takes a moment for a dishonest person to seize an opportunity presented to them.

The Community Resource Unit conducts various crime prevention and community relations activities for the Police Department. Specific duties include public education for crime prevention, organization of neighborhood watch groups, residential and business security inspections, organizing various youth programs to educate youth in crime prevention, and various other activities to promote citizen cooperation in reducing and preventing crime in the city. For more information, call (336) 773-7835 or by e-mail at  

Metal/Copper Thefts - why does it happen and what can you do about it? [pdf]

Crime Prevention Links

Crime Prevention Tips

Report a Graffiti Problem

Crime Statistics

2012 Annual Book [pdf/5mb/54p] 

Neighborhood Watch

Handouts & Website Links

Crime Trends

Request Speaker from Community Resource Unit 


Crime Prevention [pdf/332kb/2p]

Spanish Version

Protect Your Home [pdf/268kb/2p]

Spanish Version

Internet Safety[pdf/272kb/2p]

Spanish Version


Stopped By A Police Officer

Spanish Version

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