Crime Prevention

Community Collaboration 

The Danville Police Department's community policing philosophy is one that promotes community partnerships and problem solving between the police and the public. We rely on the community to help us keep Danville safe. 

Hand Cuffs


 A part of problem solving is taking an active role in employing prevention techniques, which can dramatically decrease the chances of crime happening to you. While no safety or prevention tip can ever guarantee immunity for crime, taking a few extra minutes to think about and use good crime prevention techniques can often remove one key factor criminals look for-opportunity.

Crime Triangle, Offender and Place and a Target or Victim equals Problem

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design is a crime prevention philosophy based on the theory that proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime.

CPTED works by decreasing a criminal’s ability to commit crime and increasing the chances that citizens will see the crime.  Homeowners, business owners, property managers, and renters can all practice CPTED strategies and have an impact on crime.

The Danville Police Department offers free CPTED inspections for your home or place of business.  To schedule an inspection, contact our Volunteers in Policing Program via email at or or call (925) 314-3700.

To learn more about CPTED, we invite you to explore the following documents.