Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention

As a department that has established a community policing model, we know the value of keeping our community involved in the crime prevention process. A strong partnership between the citizens of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Police Department is integral to achieving a safe, thriving community. We have compiled a crime map and a number of tips and suggestions that will help keep you safe and enable you to assist with crime prevention efforts in your community.

Avoiding Scams

Scam artists target all ages and socio-economic classes, but mainly target the elderly, often being quite aggressive in their tactics. Read and apply these tips to ensure you aren't a victim.

Child Seat Safety

Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Follow this guide to ensure your child's safety while riding in the car.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft is quickly becoming the crime of choice for criminals. It is imperative that you take the proper precautions to minimize the risk of becoming a victim.

Peninsula Crime-Stoppers

Crime-Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Crime-Stoppers provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to anonymously volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

Safety Tips

The Williamsburg Police Department wants you to be safe! By practicing these personal safety tips, you will reduce the opportunities criminals look for when targeting a crime victim.

  1. Community Engagement Unit

    Fax: (757) 259-7204
    Emergency Phone: 911

    TDD: (757) 890-3621

  2. H. Williams headshot

    Herb Williams

    Officer First Class