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Prevention and Resource Bureau

The Prevention and Resource Bureau consists of the Crime Prevention Unit and the School Resource Unit.

The Crime Prevention Unit's purpose is to improve the quality of life by educating citizens, maintaining and providing effective crime prevention programs and establishing relationships and partnerships with the community. The Unit is responsible for helping to educate citizens about how to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime. This goal is accomplished through various programs offered for free by the Unit.  The Crime Prevention Unit also visits local businesses to discuss safety tips and recommend security measures and coordinates the Citizen's Academy.

The School Resource Unit's main objective is to enhance students' educational opportunities by promoting a safe and secure learning environment.”   The Unit currently serves forty-five schools within the district.  In addition to prevention programs, deputies also teach basic understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the role of law enforcement officers and their duties. School Resource deputies also take law enforcement action as required within their assigned school.

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Thank you for following the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on social media! We welcome you to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and we ask that you please be responsible and courteous in your comments and replies. We reserve the right to hide/remove any comments or ban any users who violate our policy. Comments that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; are bullying, intimidating, or harassing any user; contain personal attacks; contain hate speech; promote or endorse services or products; suggest or encourage illegal activity; are multiple, repetitive off-topic posts by a single user (spam); are not topically related to the particular posting; violate a legal ownership interest of any other party; or imbed links to other Internet sites may be hidden/removed. Users who violate this policy may be banned.

Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our social media sites. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Leon County and Big Bend area residents to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Leon County.