No one knows a neighborhood better than the residents themselves. That's why a Neighborhood Watch is so important. Neighbors know who is supposed to be at a certain location and when they are supposed to be there. Neighbors watching out for neighbors create a safe neighborhood. There are several Neighborhood Watch groups within the Town of Farmville and we are hoping to add more. If you would like to join a neighborhood watch or to begin a neighborhood watch in your area please contact Lieutenant Chris Moss at 392-9259 or by email.
Neighborhood Watch Coordinators Wanted
- Coordinates Neighborhood Watch meetings.
- Acts as a base station for the program in their neighborhood.
- Acts as the liaison between their neighborhood and the Police Department.
- Assures that crime prevention literature is distributed to those participants who are unable to attend the meeting.
- Provides participant list to the Crime Prevention Unit. This can be done by mail, email, or over the phone.
National Night out
On the first Tuesday of each August, neighborhoods throughout Farmville join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for "National Night Out". National Night Out is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back against crime. In the past, most neighborhoods had some type of picnic/cookout and some even had DJs providing music. Farmville's National Night Out has been designated by the National Association of Town Watch as a National Top 25 Award Winner for the last five years.
If you are interested in hosting a National Night Out event in 2016, email Lieutenant Chris Moss or call 392-92A59.
The Farmville Police Department is one of the members of Prince Edward County TRIAD. TRIAD is a cooperative effort between law enforcement, senior citizens, and agencies that serve seniors to prevent crime among the elderly. TRIAD is based in the Virginia Attorney General's Office and is run locally by a SALT Council (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together). Currently, the SALT Council meets at the Courthouse every third Thursday of the month and county-wide TRIAD meetings are held quarterly at the Firemen's Sports Arena. TRIAD also does crime prevention presentations for smaller groups at churches, civic organizations, etc. Shown below is the TRIAD SALT Council with then Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the fall of 2011.