Crime Prevention


To get a first-hand look at how the Charlottesville Police Department serves the community, consider participating in a police ride-along. To sign up, read the guidelines of the Ride-Along Program Details and Application (PDF) and return your completed application to the department.

Register Your Security Alarm

Please register your security alarm with the Charlottesville Police Department.

For guidance on keeping your family, home, and business safe, we encourage you to read the following materials:

This a picture of an officer posing with a member of the community.