Programs & Services

Business Security Surveys

The Jacksonville police Department has an officer that is certified to do Business Security Surveys. You will need to call and make an appointment to have a security check completed at your business. Depending on how large your business is, it usually takes one to two hours to complete an extensive security survey. Please call a couple of weeks in advance to make sure you can schedule a time that is good for you and the officer.

Business Watch Program

Fraud Prevention

  • Bad check prevention and procedures
  • Computer crime prevention
  • Consumer fraud prevention
  • Embezzlement prevention methods
  • Employee theft prevention
  • Operation Identification
  • Prevention Identity Theft
  • Robbery prevention
  • Shoplifting prevention

Business Safety

  • Alarms and building safety
  • Outdoor safety
  • Robbery safety
  • Workplace safety

Educational & Safety Presentation

The Jacksonville Police Department Crime Prevention Officer is available to give presentations to elementary schools, church groups, and civic groups on a variety of different topics. Some of the topics we cover are personal safety, bicycle safety, Scams, Identity theft, Senior Safety, Scams and Cons, stranger danger, and any other topic that you may have. For information about the topics of presentation given, please contact the Jacksonville Police Crime Prevention Officer at 903-586-2546 or 903-586-6926.

Senior Programs

This is a program geared to the Senior Citizen's of the community. They are a valuable asset in the community and need some guidance at some point. You can call the Crime Prevention Officer at the Police department during the hours of 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mon-Thurs. to schedule a program. Some of the programs for seniors include, but are not limited to Mail fraud, Con Artists and scams, Check fraud, purse snatchings, Home security, safety in town and Physical and mental abuse.

Stranger Danger

This is one of our more popular programs. The Police Department spends many hours each year in our elementary schools teaching this program to our younger residents. We also go to day care centers, churches, or other organizations that request this training for a group of children. The program teaches children who strangers are and how to behave if approached by a stranger. Call to make an appointment for this program.

Bicycle Safety & Registration

Another popular program with our elementary school children. The course teaches kids the basics of checking their bicycle’s equipment to ensure it is safe to operate. We also focus on correct methods of operating a bicycle including procedures for following the rules of the road while riding. This includes proper hand signals to endure drivers know what their intentions are. A bicycle rodeo can also be incorporated into this program if sufficient participation and space is available. You can call and set up an appointment to bring your bicycle to the police department so that it can be registered. The police have a difficult time in recovering bicycles that have not been registered or the owner does not have the serial number.

Bike Safety Tips

Other Children's Programs

  • Child Identification: This is a child fingerprinting program that allows parents to maintain a record of essential information on their child(ren) in the event of an emergency.
  • Eddie Eagle Program: A gun safety and accident prevention program for children
  • McGruff Program: Educates children about Crime Prevention, stranger danger, gangs and drugs.

McGruff Truck

This program involves the utilization of marked city service vehicles or local Utilities companies as a point of refuge for children that may be lost, injured or in danger. Employees of these companies who man the vehicles are trained in dealing with children in times of duress, safety and liability issues as well as the program’s policies. In addition to the training of the employees, educational programs are presented to all elementary schools annually.

Kids with McGruff