Crime Prevention has been defined as “the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.” Crime prevention means using your instinct, common sense and action to reduce a criminal’s opportunity. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office provides proactive crime prevention programs and safety services to assist residents of DeSoto County in reducing their risks of becoming a victim of crime.
Plainly speaking, crime prevention is recognizing that a crime risk exists and taking some corrective action to eliminate or reduce that risk. Crime prevention means risk reduction. Reporting suspicious persons and/or activities, locking your vehicle, securing doors and windows, investing in an alarm system, locking your vehicle, securing personal property and being aware of your surroundings are all important risk reduction strategies. These tips are for your home, your business, your family and yourself. There are many things that each resident can do to reduce his or her chances of becoming a victim.

The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office can provide a Crime Prevention Presentation for your group or organization upon request. To set up a Crime Prevention Presentation please contact the Sheriff's Executive Assistant Shaneka Coone at 863-993-4700 Ext 2246 Monday through Friday during normal business hours.