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Crime Prevention

Deputy Cary Gallop
(352) 374-1800

The modern concept of crime prevention originated in Great Britain during the 18th century. Until that time, all police action was taken after a crime had been committed. The principal deterring force was swift and severe punishment for persons found guilty of a criminal act.

Residential burglary is a chronic nationwide problem that is growing by leaps and bounds. As it is a crime of opportunity, you can prevent burglary in most cases by practicing basic crime prevention techniques. Crime, and fear of crime, threaten a community's well-being that you and your neighbors can help break the vicious cycle. The Alachua County Sheriff s Office invites you to join in a partnership with us by forming a strong foundation of crime watch neighborhoods. These neighborhoods will be the stepping stones to community revitalization.

Businesses can join in the effort to combat crime by requesting a Commercial Security Survey. Trained crime prevention practitioners will evaluate existing business facilities and practices to make recommendations to the business owner and staff on security and safety.

The following web links outline preventive measures you can take in your home, business, mobile home, or apartment to greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

Together we can HELP REDUCE CRIME!



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For more information contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office, (352) 367-4050 or send us an email.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

This information is made available to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety.