The Division of Capitol Police realize that the key to achieving a safe and crime free work environment is through a pro-active approach by both police and state employees.
In that regard, Capitol Police has worked to train, educate, and assist state employees in making their workplaces safer. Crime Prevention training encourages employee responsibility, and promotes partnerships and information sharing between employees and Capitol Police. Training and educational materials are provided at no cost to state agencies within Capitol Police jurisdiction.
The Division of Capitol Police offers a number of different Crime Prevention Services. The Division has several Certified Crime Prevention Specialists that provide Crime Prevention talks covering Work Place Violence Prevention, Workplace Theft Prevention, Suspicious Persons, Threatening Phone Calls, Threatening Communications, Confrontational or Threatening Customers, and Personal Safety Awareness.
There is no:
- Firm or fast rule
- Magic list
- One right option for everyone in every situation
12 Months of Awareness- Message from Colonel Pike
It is my pleasure to announce the Division's "12 Months of Awareness" Campaign in which we plan to focus on the safety awareness of our stakeholders and visitors here at the seat of state government. The campaign will have themes each month and will consist of bulletins that will focus on safety tips and resources. With the weekly tips, the Division will host a monthly luncheon to discuss popular topics, present guest speakers and answer questions. We encourage you to bring your own lunch as food will not be provided.
The next session will be held on January 21, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Building in the East Reading Room.
To ensure that you receive our safety bulletins and luncheon information I encourage each of you to signup in the Virginia State Capitol Alert Network (VSCAN) if you are not already a member.
Bulletins for the Month of January
Bulletins for the Month of December
- 12 Carols of Christmas (PDF)
- Drink Responsibly (PDF)
- Holiday Safety Tip (PDF)
- Online Shopping Safety Tips (PDF)
The following are brochures designed to assist in several situations:
- Bomb Threat Check Sheet (PDF)
- Emergency Coordinator's Manual (PDF)
- Critical Incidents (PDF)
- Street Sense (PDF)
- Suspicious Packages (PDF)
- Suspicious Persons (PDF)
- Theft Prevention (PDF)
- Threatening Communication (PDF)
"Your conduct and behavior are the best ways to communicate to criminals that you are not an easy target."