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Blacksburg Police Department strives to assist town residents in areas such as personal safety for children and adults, neighborhood and apartment watch programs, victim/witness assistance, child safety seat installations, and a myriad of other prevention education programs.

The unit currently consists of community outreach and crime prevention specialists, D.A.R.E. officer, school resource officers, and police service officers. Requests for information regarding prevention programs may be addressed to the Police Services Division by calling 540-961-1844, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Officer on Bike

 Programs, Services and Information Available:

  • Adopt-A-Cop
  • Be Safe Blacksburg
  • No Hokie Left Behind
  • Class Action curriculum for middle and high school students
  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • Bicycle safety
  • Alcohol laws and awareness
  • Personal safety
  • Fraud prevention
  • Neighborhood and apartment watch
  • Traffic safety
  • Victim/witness assistance
  • Designated driver programs
  • Stranger safety for children
  • Home and business security surveys
  • Operation I.D.
  • Date rape awareness
  • Fake I.D. seminars
  • Reporting crimes and accidents
  • Records, reports, and fingerprinting

Officers Downtown