are many facets to crime prevention. Crime can affect many
activities that we participate in.
Crime can affect family relations, activities at home, investments,
computers, school and work environments, and yes, even religious
A primary function of an effective law enforcement agency is to be
actively involved in a variety of crime prevention programs. Some of
these programs may not come immediately to mind when one thinks of
crime prevention, but crime prevention is a major goal of the police
department. An example of this is routine neighborhood patrols. The
patrol cars presence on a dark city street along is a type of crime
prevention. Lufkin Police officers can be seen patrolling on
bicycles or in marked patrol cars. Police visibility does help
prevent some crime.
The Community Policing section is a vital link to crime prevention.
Its primary goal is to develop a proactive relationship with
citizens through neighborhood crime watch programs, participate in
local organizational activities, teach and lead youth in programs
such as D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T., and be a supportive resource to the
citizens. Through this participation, Community Policing is indeed a
strong deterrent to crime.
Several officers of the Lufkin Police Department are certified to do
home security surveys that can help make your home more secure and
save money on homeowners insurance. Contact our Community Policing
section at 633-0330 for more information on this program.