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Crime Prevention Programs

This page provides examples of crime prevention programs for local governments in Washington State, including related resources.

Examples of Local Crime Prevention Programs

Below are some examples of local crime prevention programs in Washington. Many of these programs use volunteers to carry out the programs.


Business/Downtown Programs

Citizen Volunteers


Special Programs

Surveillance Cameras (CCTV)

Below are examples of policies applying to local governments' use of non-court ordered closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in public places.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) refers to the use of physical design, such as lighting, fencing, access control, windows, and other design elements, to deter criminal activity.

Recommended Resources

Below are selected resources that may be helpful in developing and implementing local crime prevention programs.

Last Modified: April 02, 2021