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.
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
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 /
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
Rape and Sexual Abuse
- 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
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.