The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office sponsors many crime prevention programs held
throughout Forsyth County. If your organization or group is interested in having
us offer a program, please contact us. Below
is a brief description of the programs we support/offer.
Community Watch is a crime prevention program that involves citizens working with
each other and with law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and victimization in
their communities. Learn More
Youth and Child Safety Programs
The mission of Fatal Vision® is to promote safety in our high schools and communities
and to contribute to the reduction of alcohol and other drug fatalities and injuries
through innovative, interactive and fun educational programs. Learn More
Teaches kids the dangers of drugs and the effect that it has on their lives.
Kids are taught about gangs, what to do if they are asked to join and the dangers
of being a gang member.
Work with the S.R.O.'s (School Resource Officers) at the middle and high schools
to get kids proactive toward crime prevention at their schools. Learn
Child Abduction Prevention
A program designed to protect children by teaching them to be smarter and safer.
Visit the Natlional Center for
Missing and Exploited Children website.
Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program
Teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they
find a gun. Learn More
Conduct bicycle rodeos in the community to promote safety on the road and how to
be safe riding a bicycle. The N.C. Bicycle Helmet Law requires:
- Every person under 16 years old must wear an approved bicycle helmet when operating
a bicycle on any public road, public bicycle path, or other public right-of-way.
- All child passengers falling at or below 40 pounds/40 inches, must be carried in
a separate restraining seat.
- Any parent or legal guardian who knowingly allows a child to ride without a helmet
or to ride as a passenger not secured in a restraining seat (when applicable), will
be in violation of the law.
- Violation of the law carries a $10 civil fine. The fine may be waived upon the receipt
of satisfactory proof of purchase of helmet or restraining seat.
Conduct child fingerprinting events in the community to promote child safety.
Adult Safety Programs
Talk to adults about methods they can use to protect themselves from having their
identity stolen and how to report this crime if it happens to them.
Classes and information sessions are available for groups that cover mail, internet
and telephone fraud. All age ranges can benefit from these sessions and are encouraged
to attend. These classes will arm participants with the knowledge to identify potential
scams and how to alert local law enforcement.
This program focuses on personal safety for the workplace, home and in a public
setting. A segment of the program also covers safety for seniors and youth, and
can be tailored for specific audiences.
Work Place Safety
We go out to the work place and talk to people on things they can do each day to
be safe a work.
Set-up work shops on rape prevention in schools and community centers.
Present work shops in the community on the problem of domestic violence and who
they can contact if they are a victim or know of someone who may need help.
Fraud and Telemarketing
Talk to seniors and other citizens about the different frauds that are occurring
in the community and how to avoid being a victim of telemarketing fraud.
Business Crime Prevention
Talk to business owners on things they can do to protect them from fraud, armed
robbery, work place violence and store security.
The Crime Prevention Unit is also active in other community groups. We assist scouting
programs with merit badges.