Call 911 for Emergencies.
call (910) 433-1529.
To make an anonymous tip,
call (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
Business Security Surveys
The Fayetteville Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit offers FREE Business Security Surveys to businesses within the city limits of Fayetteville. The business security survey provides an assessment of possible crime risks to your business, and recommends steps for improvement. If you're interested in a business security survey, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to contact one of our Crime Prevention Specialists. Note: This is not the same as a security check, in which officers conduct random security checks of your property while you are away. Visit our security check page to request random security checks.
The Business Watch concept is modeled after Neighborhood Watch / Community Watch and uses the neighbors looking out for neighbors concept to reduce crime. It creates a partnership between businesses, law enforcement, and other organizations that may represent business interests. This program unites businesses within close proximity of each other so they may alert others of suspicious activity/persons or crime trends in the area. Business Watch has had great success in combating crime through communication between local business owners. Programs vary according to need. A Business Watch Guide is provided at the bottom of this page.
Citizens on Patrol
As the name implies, Citizens on Patrol are citizens who, after being trained, patrol communities acting as "Eyes and Ears" for law enforcement. Citizens on Patrol volunteers drive specially marked vehicles indicating they are Citizens on Patrol and are provided with equipment necessary to contact our officers and dispatchers. They do not have powers of arrest and act as observers only.
Community Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. Community Watch is neighbors working with neighbors and the police to prevent crime. The Community Watch Group is based on the concept of people looking out for one another and to send a message to potential criminals that someone is watching every move they make. Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch, Town Watch, Apartment Watch, Crime Watch – no matter what it’s called, is one of the most effective and least costly answers to crime. Watch groups are a foundation of community crime prevention; they can be a stepping stone to community revitalization.
If you're interested in joining or creating a Community Watch Group, contact a Crime Prevention Specialist today! A Community Watch Coordinator's Guide is provided at the bottom of this page.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) theories contend that law enforcement officers, architects, city planners, landscape designers, interior designers, and resident volunteers can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start. CPTED’s goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. Crime Prevention Specialists conduct CPTED surveys as a courtesy to businesses and citizens within the city limits of Fayetteville.
Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and it's free. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world. Our Crime Prevention Specialists utilize Nextdoor on a daily basis to share important information. Sign up and learn more today by visiting the Nextdoor website.
Park Smart / #9PMRoutine
Park Smart is a simple reminder to lock your vehicle, take your keys, and to remove valuables from your motor vehicle. The #9PMRoutine is an initiative that began with the Pasco Sheriff's Office in Florida. Simply put, it is an additional reminder to lock your vehicle, take your keys, to remove your valuables, and to turn on home exterior lighting each night at 9:00 pm. The #9PMRoutine includes a media blitz each night at 9:00 pm that acts as a reminder to citizens. Why 9:00 pm? As you wind down for bed, we encourage you to do a quick security check of your property to make it less of a target for criminals.
Residential Security Surveys
The Fayetteville Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit offers FREE Residential Security Surveys to residents within the city limits of Fayetteville. The residential security survey provides an assessment of possible crime risks to your home, and recommends steps for improvement. If you're interested in a residential security survey, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to contact one of our Crime Prevention Specialists. Note: This is not the same as a security check, in which officers conduct random security checks of your property while you are away. Visit our security check page to request random security checks.
Robbery Prevention Surveys and Safety Presentations for Businesses
Our Crime Prevention Specialists are constantly working to establish new partnerships with businesses within the city limits of Fayetteville. Partnerships between law enforcement, residents, and businesses make our communities safer places to live, work, and play. As such, our Crime Prevention Specialists offer robbery prevention surveys to businesses as a courtesy. Crime Prevention Specialists are also available to provide crime prevention presentations to employees of your business. Please provide a minimum of two week’s notice to request a crime prevention presentation.