Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee

Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee History The Steering Committee was organized in 1977 when several citizens answered an invitation to join officers from the Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit to assist with community crime prevention programs.

Hoping that you can find some love and peace amid the chaos. Remember  that one person can change our world and we all h...
07/10/2016

Hoping that you can find some love and peace amid the chaos. Remember that one person can change our world and we all have the ability to make a positive difference.

Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee's cover photo
01/02/2016

Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee's cover photo

Wishing you a healthy, safe, and happy 2015.
12/31/2014

Wishing you a healthy, safe, and happy 2015.

04/19/2014

Join us: Saturday, May 10th 1PM-4PM at the Great Neck Re Center
for: The Best Defense” a free self-defense workshop brought to you by the Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation. Participants will increase awareness of the environment, learn about crime prevention, obtain personal safety tips, and learn how to escape from potentially dangerous situations. Geared for those ages 12 & up, this self-defense workshop features simple skills that participants will practice under the supervision of Virginia Beach Police Department instructors.

For additional information please contact MPO Leta Krieger, Crime Prevention Unit at (757) 385-1324. Please note: You will not be able to register by calling this number.

03/19/2014

Human Trafficking Seminar, March 22nd at 2:00 PM at TCC/City Joint Use Library.
1700 College Crescent, Building L. Meeting Room L103
Email questions: [email protected]

Have a very safe and happy 2014!
12/31/2013

Have a very safe and happy 2014!

04/15/2013

"I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet."~Joan Jett
I am just as sickened as I am saddened by today's events. I feel I don't know our world anymore. But, I do know that love will overcome evil and we will not allow evil to win. This tragedy will bring us closer and make us stronger by reminding us that we are stronger when we love one another. Tonight I am thankful for first responders, reporters, and city officials. I could not do their job and respect all that they do to ease the pain the Boston tragedy has brought. I am hugging my boys a little tighter and remembering to tell my loves ones how much I appreciate them!!!
Martin Luther King said it best:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....
The chain reaction of evil --hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars --must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Strength To Love, 1963

04/14/2013

Last September, Americans turned in 488,395 pounds—244 tons—of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and state and local law enforcement partners. Added to its four prior Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in more than 2 million pounds—nearly 1,018 tons—of prescription medications.

Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the following locations:

First Precinct, 2509 Princess Anne Road (headquarters) 757-385-4377
Second Precinct, 820 Virginia Beach Blvd., (oceanfront) 757-385-2700
Third Precinct, 926 Independence Blvd., (Haygood) 757-385-2703
Fourth Precinct, 840 Kempsville Road 757-385-2800

This event is open to any local Hampton Roads resident

03/30/2013

The Crime Prevention Steering Committee General meeting for April has been cancelled. We invite you to come out to the Economic Crime Forums on Tuesday April 9 from 6pm to 9pm at The Central Library and on Saturday April 13th at the Tidewater Community College Pungo Building Theater from 8:30am to 11:30am.

03/19/2013

Councilman Bill DeSteph has put together a Law Enforcement United fundraiser in support of Team Virginia Beach!
LEU Will be on hand on March 20, 2013 at Tini’s fro-yo in the Marina Shores section of Virginia Beach from 6pm-10pm.
If you’ve never been, this is a great family venue! Oversized Adirondack chairs are on the front lawn and you can even play some cornhole while you enjoy your tasty treat! Child ID cards will even be made onsite!
COME ON OUT AND SUPPORT LEU!!! Please spread the word!
This is not a political event!

03/10/2013

The Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committe General Meeting will be held on March 13, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Law Enforcement Training Center in the auditorium. All members and guests are invited to come out.

03/10/2013

The Crime Prevention Steering Committee General Meeting will be held on Wednesday March 13,2013 at 7:00pm at the Law Enforcement Training Center in the Auditorium.

NORFOLK FBI TO PRESENT ON PARENTAL AWARENESS The Norfolk FBI will hold a free seminar on Parental Awareness, Tuesday, Ma...
02/17/2013
Norfolk

NORFOLK FBI TO PRESENT ON PARENTAL AWARENESS
The Norfolk FBI will hold a free seminar on Parental Awareness, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Westin, Virginia Beach Town Center, 4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, Vice Roy Room (2nd floor).
The seminar is a part of the FBI’s Aware.Prepare.Prevent Campaign (A.P.P.), an effort designed to educate the community on a variety of topics. Parents are encouraged to attend and learn ways to protect their children from online predators and gangs. Registration is not required.
For information about the A.P.P. Campaign, please visit http://www.fbi.gov/norfolk/, call (757) 455-3161, or e-mail [email protected].

A 46-year-old man received more than two years in prison for obtaining financing from various lenders using fraudulent bank statements and earning reports for his retail auto sales business. Details

02/12/2013

The General meeting of the Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committe will be held on Wednesday February 13th 2013.
The meeting will be held at the Law Enforcement Training Center in the auditorium at 7pm.

Hoping you have a safe, healthy, happy and successful 2013!
01/01/2013

Hoping you have a safe, healthy, happy and successful 2013!

2013 is going to be a great year!
12/29/2012

2013 is going to be a great year!

12/15/2012

I believe our focus needs to be on the victims and families of Connecticut. It is not the time to talk gun control and politics it is time to hug and love everyone in your life, remind them of your love and count your blessings. Our thoughts are with Connecticut.

12/12/2012

On Tuesday January 15th 2013 The Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee and Thalia Lynn Baptist Church will present an educational forum on Human Trafficking. This is a $32B a year business here in the United States. There will be a viewing of the film, Sex & Money, along with presenters from the FBI, Virginia Beach Justice Initiative and the Office of the Attorney General. A panel discussion will follow. This event is Free and Open to the Public. Child care provided-plese call 499-0557 for reservations. Refreshments from 5:45-6pm with program from 6-9pm

11/22/2012

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis
11/12/2012

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis

11/05/2012

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 the Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee will be having a fundraiser at the Chili’s Restaurant, 4085 Virginia Beach Blvd (across from the Central Library) from open (11 AM) to close (11 PM). Come out and support the Steering Committee as it helps support the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit’s crime prevention programs. Just bring in the coupon, which can be emailed to you, and a portion of your bill will be donated to the Steering Committee. All you have to do is show up and have a nice dinner. Please comment if you would like the coupon emailed.

10/26/2012

Due to the storm, tomorrow's Carnival and Public safety Day event has been postponed. The event will now take Place on Saturday November 3rd from 10 -4 at Lynnhaven Mall.

10/18/2012

Tonight is the Economic Crimes Forum that ECU and CPU are hosting tonight in the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Theater at Tidewater Community College, 1800 College Crescent, from 6-8 PM. Detectives Rex Hahn and Matt Croy will be presenting information from ECU. Special Agent Tom Tierney from the FBI will be presenting from the federal perspective and Joyce Smith from Retail Alliance will discuss the Retail Crime Alert system.

If you can’t make it tonight, the presentation will be take place again on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM in the Marsh Pavilion Theater at the Virginia Aquarium, 717 General Booth Blvd.

09/19/2012

Join us for a Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee fundraiser tonight, September 19, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant located at 2916 Shore Drive. Come have dinner and at the same time help the Steering Committee as it supports the Police Department‘s crime prevention unit and prevention programs.

09/12/2012

The Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee will begin the 2012-13 meeting season when it hold its September general monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 7 PM in KIVA I at Plaza Middle School. Plaza Middle School is located at 3080 S. Lynnhaven Road.

09/09/2012

Have a wonderful and safe day. Enjoy the cooler weather.

08/09/2012

Come join us on Saturday, August 11th from 12:00 until 4:30 at the Great Neck Park Pavilion 4 for FREE carnival rides and games. All proceeds benefit the VA Beach Project Lifesaver and Law Enforcement Explorer. Celebrate our Diversity!!

08/06/2012

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, communities nationwide will be celebrating the “29th Annual National Night Out.” The goal is to (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, (3) strengthen neighborhood and police community partnerships, and (4) send a message to the criminals that neighborhoods and the police are united in fighting crime.

Some of the neighborhoods participating throughout Virginia Beach are:

Baycliff, Bellamy Plantation, Bishopsgate, Bridle Creek, Charlestowne, Chesapeake Beach, Cheyenne Village, College Park – Framingham Village, Croatan, Cypress Point, Diamond Springs Gardenwood Park, Lake Edward, Fairfield Forest, Ft. Story, Grassland Farms, Great Neck Meadows, Green Run, Indian Lakes, Kempsville Lake, Lake Shores, Lynnhaven Dunes, Ocean Lakes, Old Beach, Seatack/Atlantis, Southall Quarter, Summerset Lake Condos, Tivoli Apartments, Wesleyan Chase.

Most events begin around 6:30 p.m.

Even if your neighborhood is not having a planned event, we encourage all of the citizens of Virginia Beach to get out and send the message that we are fighting back against crime and drugs. Leave your porch lights on all night to show your support!



For more information, please contact MPO Helen Gillespie, office 385-1331, [email protected]

07/21/2012

October is Crime Prevention Month and an important event that takes place every October is the Crime Prevention Steering Committee's Annual Awards. I have attached information concerning the 2012 awards. The Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee was established in 1977 to act as an advocate for community participation in crime prevention as well as to support and advise the Virginia Beach Police Department with community concerns regarding crime.
Each year the Steering Committee has honored individuals, community organizations and businesses that exemplified the values and mission of the Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee. We are seeking nominations for this year's awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 28, 2012. The winners of the awards will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Contact MPO McEligott ([email protected]) for a nomination form for nominees in six categories. The categories are: Private Industry Award, Community Organization Award, Citizen Award, Youth Award, Law Enforcement Award and Volunteer Award. Each category is uniquely different; however, each nominee should possess a personal or organizational commitment to crime prevention that exemplifies and exceeds that of the average citizen or organization.

We cannot change the actions of an evil man, but we can continue to pray for those injured and all the victims, their fr...
07/20/2012

We cannot change the actions of an evil man, but we can continue to pray for those injured and all the victims, their friends, and their families.

With the daytime heat index expected to reach or exceed 105 degrees over the next couple of days, it becomes even more i...
06/22/2012
Virginia Department of Health

With the daytime heat index expected to reach or exceed 105 degrees over the next couple of days, it becomes even more important that people follow recommendations to protect themselves from the extreme heat.
According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, in 2011 there were 10 heat-related deaths in Virginia.
“During times of excessive heat, people need to pay attention and take additional precautions,” says Dr Newby-Owens. “According to our statistics, almost 31 percent of the hyperthermia cases, which were related to extreme heat, involved individuals who were engaging in outside activity such as gardening,” added Dr Newby-Owens. “Twenty-six percent of the hyperthermia cases were individuals who were inside without air conditioning.”
One of the most important precautions people should take is to schedule or reschedule activities and outdoor work during the coolest parts of the day. In the summer, sunlight exposure is greatest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Here are additional steps you can take to protect yourself against heat-related illnesses:
• Keep cool in an air-conditioned area. Take a cool shower or a bath. Consider a trip to the mall or a local library or visit a friend with air conditioning. Spending at least two hours per day in air conditioning significantly reduces the number of heat-related illnesses. When temperatures reach the upper 90s or above, a fan may not prevent heat-related illness.

• Drink plenty of fluids (2-4 glasses of cool fluids each hour.) To replace salt and minerals lost from sweating, drink fruit juice or a sports beverage during exercise or when you have to work outside. However, talk to your doctor first if you’re on a fluid-restricted diet or medications or on a low-salt diet.

• Avoid sunburn and wear light clothing. Sunburn limits your body’s ability to keep itself cool and causes loss of body fluids. Use sunscreen with a higher SPF. Lighter-weight clothing that is loose fitting and light colored is more comfortable during extreme temperatures. Use a hat to keep the head cool.

• Give your body a break as the heat wave can be stressful on your body. Limit physical activity until your body adjusts to the heat.

• Never leave children or pets in cars. Temperatures inside a car can reach more than 150 degrees quickly, resulting in heat stroke and death.

• Use the “buddy system” if you’re working outside. If you’re working outside and suffer a heat-related illness, you could become confused or could lose consciousness. Therefore, Make sure someone else knows of you plans.

For more information about heat-related illnesses, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website at www.vdh.virginia.gov.

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06/12/2012

The next Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13th at Plaza Middle School, KIVA I, 3080 South Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Our speaker will be an Officer from Marine Patrol.

06/03/2012

Take Dad and family fishing on the Four Winds Charter boat on Sunday, June 17th at 1:00 p.m. We’ll enjoy a four to five hour fishing day.
The boat leaves out of a marina at Little Creek and will fish around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Islands or wherever Captain Mike says they are catching the big fish.
The cost is $40 per person. The maximum number of people who can go is 28 and there are 12 spots already booked. Please contact Brenda Riggs at 409-7518. We’ll also have a pot luck lunch. Bring something to share.

05/29/2012

The Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee will be honoring emergency personnel who were involved in the attempted bombing investigation which took place at Landstown High School in April 2009. Please join the Steering Committee on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the Law Enforcement Training Academy, 411 Integrity Way, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 to help recognize the men and women who were involved in this enormous investigation.



Honorees include members from the Virginia Beach Fire Department, Virginia Beach Police Department’s Special Investigations, First Precinct, Special Operations’ Bomb Squad and Dive Team, and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Office of Safe Schools and Loss Control.



Dress for the event will be Class A long sleeve shirts and ties. Hats are optional.

05/17/2012

The Fourth Police Precinct located at 840 Kempsville Road along with the Citizens Advisory Committee and the Kempsville Library invites you to their Community Open House this on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There will be various displays to include the Fire Department Engine and Ladder, Child Safety Seat Inspection, Operation Blessing and so much more. Mark your calendar and bring the family!

Address

2441 Princess Anne Road, Municipal Center, Building 15
Virginia Beach, VA
23456

Objectives The objectives of the Steering Committee are: to educate citizens as to their responsibilities and roles in preventing opportunities for crime; to encourage citizens to participate in crime prevention programs; to identify crime problems and support community-based programs to address those problems; to improve communication between citizens and the police; and, to work with and support police efforts and initiatives in crime prevention. Meetings Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at the ODU/NSU Higher Education Center, 1881 University Lane off of Concert Drive in Virginia Beach. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(757) 385-1006

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