The mission of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit is to create an active and involved partnership and provide resources and information to assist in keeping our community, families, and businesses safe. To achieve this, the Crime Prevention Unit offers tools that can be truly be effective in preventing crime.  This requires addressing the causes of crime and reducing opportunities for it to occur.  Prevention is a highly cost-effective alternative to the costs of crime to individuals, neighborhoods, and communities. We believe that by working together, crime can and should be prevented.

The Crime Prevention Unit provides services throughout the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. The Crime Prevention Unit is run by one full time Community Services Officer (CSO).  While normal office hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:00am - 5:00pm, this unit can often be found working weekends and evenings.

The Community Services Officer is primarily responsible for coordinating community related events such as: Neighborhood Watch meetings, bike rodeos, Hall of Justice school tours, presentations for children/teens, adults and seniors, Citizen's Academy, Youth Academy and special programs. 

Along with a variety of programs we also provide informational brochures and flyers.
For more information please contact Crime Prevention CSO Karen Hancock at 707-565-7398 or send an email to     sheriff-crime-prevention@sonoma-county.org

Additional Crime Prevention Services:

Neighborhood Watch

Bike Safety Rodeos

Child Safety Seat Installation


Crime Prevention Resources

Crime Prevention Links