Municipal Center, Bldg. #15
2441 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (757) 385-1006 Fax: (757) 385-1064
The principle objective to be obtained in law enforcement is the prevention of crime; the entire community must be involved in public safety; therefore, the Crime Prevention mission is to develop community responsibility directed at reducing the threat of crime and enhancing safety, thereby resulting in an environment where crime cannot flourish.
To provide for a safer city by preventing and/or reducing crime through educating the public and forming community partnerships. In order to meet the goal and fulfill the mission of the Crime Prevention Unit, its officers administer and/or assist in the administration of several programs.
The Crime Prevention Unit of the Virginia Beach Police Department consists of seven officers and one supervisor. To contact an officer by email, click on their name below.
|Sgt. Bill Zelms
|MPO Brad Detrich
||1st Precinct Crime Prevention Liaison, Business Watch Coordinator, Explorer Post 911 Advisor
|MPO Jim McElligott
||2nd Precinct Crime Prevention Liaison, Every 15 Minutes (Anti-DUI and Alcohol Awareness) Coordinator, Youth Police Academy Coordinator
|MPO David Nieves
||3rd Precinct Crime Prevention Liaison
|MPO Jeff Eaton
||4th Precinct Crime Prevention Liaison,Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Analyst
|MPO Allen Perry
||Project Lifesaver Co-Coordinator
|MPO Jason Karangelen
||Citizens' Police Academy Coordinator and Alumni Association Coordinator, Project Lifesaver Co-Coordinator
Directions to Crime Prevention Unit:
The Virginia Beach Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit is located in Building #15 (2441 Princess Anne Road) at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The building faces Princess Anne Road at the intersection with Admiral DeGrasse Way, directly across the street from McDonalds. Parking is located at the rear of the building.