The Crime Prevention Division of the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office is committed to proactively addressing crime and enhancing community safety throughout Westmoreland County. Through a combination of education, outreach, and collaboration, we work tirelessly to prevent crime and empower our residents to take an active role in protecting their neighborhoods.

Westmoreland County takes pride in being recognized as a Certified Crime Prevention Community. This designation reflects our unwavering commitment to implementing effective crime prevention strategies and fostering a culture of safety. By meeting rigorous standards and promoting community engagement, we strive to create a safer and more secure environment for all residents.

Under the leadership of First Sergeant A. Smith, our deputies are here to support and educate our community's schools, businesses and organizations on various safety topics which include bicycle safety, internet safety, fraud awareness and prevention, crime prevention through environmental design and many more. Our personnel will style a presentation to fit your information needs and age group. By equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills to stay safe, we aim to create a stronger, more resilient community.

At the heart of our efforts lies collaboration. We partner with local schools, churches, businesses, and community groups to implement crime prevention initiatives such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, and TRIAD. 

As a member of the Westmoreland County community, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on our community. Whether through volunteering, participating in community events, or simply staying informed, every individual plays a crucial role in building safer neighborhoods. By working together, we can effectively address crime trends and foster a culture of safety and vigilance, working towards a brighter, safer future for Westmoreland County.

If you're interested in learning more about our crime prevention initiatives, we encourage you to reach out to:

First Sergeant A. Smith