Crime Prevention

The goal of the Crime Prevention Unit is to work with community members, neighborhoods, churches, schools, and businesses to provide information and best practices in crime prevention.

We offer presentations and educational materials to help you protect yourself, family, and belongings from becoming a crime statistic - you are the eyes and ears of law enforcement.

  • Neighborhood Watch presentations and training to help your neighborhood create and maintain an effective Neighborhood Watch program to reduce crime and increase positive communication.
  • Presentations on current SCAMS and how to identify, report, and prevent becoming a victim of a scam.
  • Presentations on ID theft, personal safety, home safety, realtor safety, senior and child safety are available for your neighborhood group.
  • Community Awareness Program (CAP) training empowers citizens to help play a role in enhancing our community's safety.  It provides citizens with the basic tools needed to recognize and help prevent criminal activity and terrorism in the United States while preserving civil liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Additional Resources

Sheriff's Auxiliary

Mission Statement

The Larimer County Sheriff's Auxiliary Unit recruits volunteers from our community to bring together law enforcement and our citizens in the interest of safety and security in our homes, schools, offices, and neighborhoods.

SAU Purpose

SAU volunteers are trained to educate and create awareness in Larimer County to reduce crime and ensure safety in our communities through partnership with the community and law enforcement.

SAU Philosophy

  • We bring together citizens and law enforcement
  • We empower citizens to be a part of the solution
  • We empower our volunteers to contribute value
  • We leverage the strong skills and experience of our volunteers
  • We provide key functions no budget allocated
  • We offer our volunteers training and support to be successful

Volunteers work in three key areas:  crime prevention (please see our crime prevention page for more details), community safety (includes community information booth at events throughout the summer in Larimer County), and LCSO administration (specialized assignments include instructors for the Community Awareness Program (CAP) Terrorism training, assisting in the Joint Information Center during disasters, etc.).

For additional information or questions, please contact the Sheriff's Auxiliary Unit at (970) 498-5159.

Apply to volunteer with the Crime Prevention Unit or Sheriff's Auxiliary Unit


Learn More

To arrange a presentation for your neighborhood, business, or other group, please call (970) 498-5159.