Crime Prevention
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The Venice Police Department crime prevention mission is to help establish an interaction between the citizens of the community and the police department. A partnership between the two helps identify and target the problems in the community.

Henry Fielding, an English novelist, helped found the Bow Street Runners in 1749. This organization is believed to be London's first police force. Fielding is considered the father of crime prevention based on two of his crime prevention goals: to stamp out existing crime and prevent outbreaks of crime in the future. These are the same goals professional police agencies strive to accomplish today.

At the Venice Police Department, we are committed to anticipating, recognizing and appraising crime risk and initiatiing action to remove or reduce it.

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Crime Prevention Frequently asked questions:
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Are there steps I can take to help prevent my identity from being stolen?

Should I report suspicious activity?

I'm being asked to wire money. What should I do?

 

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For assistance you may contact:

Venice Police Department
Tel:  (941) 486-2444
Fax: (941) 480-3027

 

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
911 Dispatch Hours: 24/7