Crime Prevention Programs
- Business Robbery Prevention (PDF)
- Business Watch (PDF)
- Fact Sheet Crime Pre through Environ Design-CPTED (PDF)
- Neighborhood Watch (PDF)
- Senior Programs (PDF)
- Workplace Violence (PDF)
Emergency Communications Center (ECC)
Our dedicated Emergency Communications Officers (ECOs) work 24/7 to:
- Facilitate the flow of information between callers and county Fire and EMS, Police, and Animal Services
- Provide aid and instructions prior to the arrival of public safety field resources
- Assist with saving lives and protecting property
Emergency Medical Services
EMS Passport is a subscription program designed to help eliminate out-of-pocket patient expenses, such as health insurance co-payments and deductibles, when emergency ambulance transportation is required.
Fires from heating sources account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas annually.
- Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes
- All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently
- Remember to allow ashes to cool before disposing of them.
- Place ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep the ash container at least 10 feet away from your home and any other nearby buildings.
- Never empty the ash directly into a trash can.
- Douse and saturate the ashes with water.
- Also, install smoke alarms on every level of your home and inside and outside of sleeping areas.
- Test them monthly and change the batteries at least once a year. Consider installing the new, long-life smoke alarms.
- Find more information about Chesterfield County's Smoke Alarm Program.
- Medication abuse is a national epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Chesterfield County's percentage of teens abusing medications is higher than the national average, as indicated by the 2012 Community Youth Survey.
- The survey was conducted by Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., or SAFE, Chesterfield County's substance abuse prevention coalition.
- Two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription medications get them from their families or friends.
- To help prevent unauthorized use of medications, SAFE, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health, has launched, "Lock Your Meds," a media-awareness campaign
- Encourages parents and grandparents to secure their medications in a locked container or cabinet
- Talk to their children about the importance of using medicines only as directed and the dangers of misuse.
- Visit Safe for more information.