CRIME PREVENTION

The ultimate goal of crime prevention is to reduce the risk of being a victim. In order to accomplish this effectively, it is important to remove opportunities for a criminal to take advantage of you or your property. You are attempting to prevent either victimization or criminalization by presenting an unattractive target to the criminal. Successful crime prevention efforts will promote a safer community by enhancing the perception of safety and the attitudes and behaviors that help people feel safe. The Perry Police Department works diligently to ensure the safety of our citizens through the use of Neighborhood Watch, citizen volunteers and other partnership programs available to our community. This webpage will provide you with a source of information regarding crime statistics, criminal activity through crimestoppers and other tips to help ensure your safety and assistance should you become the victim of a crime.

Victim/Witness Assistance

The Perry Police Department strives to provide timely information to victims and witnesses of crimes that occur within our City.

This service begins in the preliminary phase of any criminal investigation. The responding officer will be able to give the victim or witness information about applicable services that are available regarding counseling, compensation, medical facilities, case processing and victim advocacy.

Officers of the department will also make periodic follow-up contacts with victims and witnesses to advise them of the status of their case.

Printed material is also available to the public free of charge regarding:

  • Help for Crime Victims
  • The Women's Resource Center
  • Domestic Relations Rights in Georgia
  • Facts about Family Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Georgia's Victim/Witness Rights Act

Informational guides for crime victims, witnesses of crimes, domestic violence victims and Victim Impact Statement forms are also accessible by our officers or available in the police department.

If you would like more information about the police department's Victim/Witness Assistance Program, please call the Crime Prevention Officer at (478) 988-2831, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Victim/Witness Assistance Web Sites

General Information

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Organization for Victim Assistance

National Criminal Justice Ref. Serv. / Victims of Crime Resource Center

National Victims’ Constitutional Amendment Network

Office for Victims of Crime /

Child Abuse

ABA Center on Children and the Law

American Humane Association, Children’s Division

American Pro. Society on Abuse of Children

Incest Survivors Resource Network International

National Network of Child Advocacy Centers

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information

Drunk Driving

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists

MADD

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Elder Abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse

The Elder Care Locator

Family Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline /

Violence Against Women Office

Fraud

National Fraud Information Center

National Insurance Crime Bureau

Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Hate/Bias Crime

Anti-Defamation League

Community Relations Service

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Southern Poverty Law Center

Missing Children

Childquest International

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Native American

Bureau of Indian Affairs

National Congress of American Indians

National Indian Justice Center

Victim Assistance in Indian Country

Rape and Sexual Abuse

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

Sexual Assault Information Page

Survivors Resources

The Compassionate Friends

Concerns of Police Survivors/

Parents of Murdered Children

Hotline Numbers

  • Throughout Georgia, a 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-33-HAVEN
  • Peace Place's 24 hour crisis line at 770-586-0927
  • For child abuse cases, call the Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
  • The Salvation Army Safe House P.O. Box 2408 Warner Robins GA 31099 Business #: 478-923-2348
  • Hotline/Crisis #: 478-923-6294

Remember:

You can take steps to reduce your chances of becoming a crime victim. Call the Perry Police Department or your local law enforcement agency to learn how.

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