Community Programs
Educational Outreach Programs

The following services and programs are available from the Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit

Sheriff's Citizen Academy
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Citizen Academy will provide community members with an inside look at the Sheriff's Office and all facets of law enforcement. The eleven-week class is held one evening per week, once or twice yearly, and is filled through an application process. For further information please call (805) 781-4483.

Neighborhood Watch (or Community Watch/Apartment Watch)
A crime prevention program enlists the active participation of citizens in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. For further information please call (805) 781-4483.

Rural Crime Prevention & Ranch Watch (or Farm Watch)
A rural crime prevention program enlists the active participation of citizens living and/or working in the rural areas to reduce crime in their communities, in cooperation with law enforcement. These programs are specifically designed to help counteract crime problems unique to agricultural enterprises and rural residents, and to provide information on a variety of topics. For further information please call (805) 781-4578.

Personal Safety Programs
Crime prevention presentations for personal safety at home, at work, and in public. Programs may be tailored to specific needs and age groups to enhance their effectiveness. For further information please call (805) 781-4578.

Business and Commercial Programs
Prevention programs directed at the business community to reduce and prevent crime through the education and training of owners and employees. For further information please call (805) 781-4547.