The Cape May County Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit exists to reduce criminal victimization, reduce unwarranted fear of crime, and improve the quality of life of the citizens of Cape May County.
Our mission will be achieved by addressing each segment of the County population with specific and appropriate educational programs, support services, and expertise.
Sheriff's Say No To Drugs and Pass Jail Program
McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog
Eddie Eagle Safety Program - Gun Safety / Awareness
Turn Off the Violence
Child Safety Seat Program
School Security Surveys (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Method)
Safe School Program
Hot Line (in conjunction with Crime Stoppers of Cape May)
Physical Security Planning Manual
Jogging Safety for Women
Safe Travel Tips (Auto Safety)
Vacation Safety Tips (Hotel & Motel)
Safety Tips for College Students
Home Safety Inspection Checklist
Say No to Telephone Fraud
Home Repair Fraud
Annual Seminars on Various Topics
Anti-Fraud, Telemarketing Scams, and Home Repair Scams
Nursing Home Safety for Residents and Administrators
Communicating with Seniors
Active Membership on Senior Citizen Targeted Board
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
TRIAD- Composed of AARP, National Sheriff's Association, and National Association of Chief's of Police
Attendance annually at a Regional TRIAD Training Conference
Security Surveys of City Housing Authorities via Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Technique
Assorted Public Service Announcements on Seasonal Crime Prevention
Various topics related to Sheriff's Office and Crime Prevention
To Contact the Crime Prevention Unit for Literature, Videos or presentations
call (609) 463- 6430.
For over fifteen years the Sheriff's Office has offered the service of child fingerprinting to the parents of kindergarten age students in Cape May County Schools.
This year the Sheriff's Office has announced that there will be a change in the Fingerprint Program as they seek to offer a more effective and efficient service that will help parents and aid law enforcement in cases of child abduction or disappearance.
A much smaller print card containing spaces for the child's physical description and a picture will be sent home with each kindergarten student and the parents or guardian of the child will do the printing. A disposable ink strip and towelette will be in each print card with easy to follow instructions.
Surveys conducted through the summer have found this method to be well received by parents. They specifically liked the idea that the new card is small enough to be carried in a purse or glove box and can be presented to law enforcement immediately should a child wander away or be abducted on shopping trip or vacation.
The Cape May County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Cape May County Crime Stoppers has instituted a Safe Schools Program throughout Cape May County.
The Sheriff's Office offers free security surveys for County Schools along with tip boxes, and a hot line for students that may have information about potential problems.
To date several county schools have requested and received the security survey and have employed the "Tip Box" and "Hot Line".
Tip Line number is (609) 465-2800
The survey emphasizes access control, surveillance, and to protect students, faculty, and visitors.
McGruff The Crime Dog
McGruff will be making his appearance in schools throughout the County teaching his "Dangerous Strangers" program. A notice will be coming to your school at the beginning of the year to schedule dates. The program runs from January to June. If you have not received a letter and would like to inquire about the program contact Lieutenant Scott Knoedler at (609) 463-5136. Click on the title or picture above to go to McGruff's personal web site for more information, stories and games. The entire presentation is approximately 30 to 40 minutes long.
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program's mascot, Eddie Eagle®, in an easy-to-remember format. A notice will be coming to your school at the beginning of the year to schedule dates. The program runs from January to June. If you have not received a letter and would like to inquire about the program contact Lieutenant Scott Knoedler at (609) 463-5136. The presentation is approximately 30 to 40 minutes long.
Page Revised: 02/14/2017