Crime Prevention

The Lafayette Police Department's (LPD) Crime Prevention Program. Where citizens and police join together as partners:

An Introduction to LPD's Crime Prevention Strategies
The National Crime Prevention Institute defines Crime Prevention as "The anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiative of some act to remove or reduce it". We like to think of the "Problem Oriented Policing Crime Triangle" when we develop strategies to deter crime. Three things must be present simultaneously for a crime to happen. There must be an offender, a location, and a victim or target. By interrupting or eliminating 1 side of this triangle, we can impact crime. Crime prevention strategies must involve a collaborative effort between:
  • Civic Organizations
  • Community Members
  • Law Enforcement
  • Local Government
  • Private Industry and Business
  • School Administration
  • Others
Problem Oriented Policing Crime Triangle
The Lafayette Police Department is committed to working with our partners in the community when it comes to Crime Prevention efforts. We must truly work together to ensure positive quality of life improvements to the greater Lafayette area.

Bulletins & Videos
We have prepared several Crime Prevention Bulletins which provide pertinent information that we hope will be useful to you when it comes to reducing your vulnerability to crime victimization. They provide useful strategies to help make you a less desirable or harder target for would-be offenders. Also in this section we have included links to a number of relevant Crime Prevention related videos. These Crime Prevention Videos puts these ideas into a real world setting. We hope you find them helpful.

Contact Us
If you have any specific questions related to Crime Prevention matters, please contact the Lafayette Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit at 765-807-1200.