The purpose of the Madera Police Crime Prevention Unit is to educate the community on how to prevent crimes from occurring in the first place. It is also designed so that the community can interact with the police department in a positive way. Officers are assigned to a specific beat and can answer your specific questions and address your specific concerns.
Getting involved with the community and knowing your neighbors is an effective way to help prevent crime. By getting involved with the community you know what is happening and know where and what crimes are occurring. Knowing your neighbors helps awareness of suspicious activity in your neighborhood. As well, in case of a natural disaster, it is helpful to know which of your neighbors may need assistance i.e., elderly, physically handicapped, non-English speaking, etc.
The Crime Prevention Unit has a variety of programs in which to teach people of all ages. All the programs are a FREE service to you.