Crime Prevention and Community Education

What is Crime Prevention?

It is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.

The Burlington Police Department offers several crime prevention programs that help promote and improve safety for community groups and individuals. Officers provide educational resources and programs to assist those interested in learning more about crime prevention. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities for citizens to remove or reduce crime risk. Our professionally trained Crime Prevention Specialists can assist our citizens with home or business security surveys. The specialists provide the latest crime prevention through environmentally designed tips and strategies for how to protect your home or business.

Counterfeit Electronics

Counterfeit products are fake replicas produced in a manner that is increasingly difficult for consumers to identify, which is why we recommend always purchasing from a reputable source or directly from the manufacturer. This is the best way to ensure avoiding counterfeits. It's not always easy to spot a fake, even when it's side by side with the genuine product. However, it's important to know the clues that can help you spot a fake.
  • Labels with missing punctuation or misspellings
  • Different fonts or icons
  • Blurred logos
  • Poor grammar or typos on packaging and/ or products
  • Sale at an improbable location for the product, particularly street vendors
  • Low quality packaging
Above all, if the deal sounds too good to be true, and the price is far lower than what you'd expect, it probably is too good to be true! You can report any suspected intellectual property theft to the BPD or by visiting this website.

Tips for crime prevention and safety:

The BPD provides a lot of information on how to avoid being the victim of a crime. We have information on how to keep you, your family, and your neighborhood safe. Follow any of the links below to see tips for what you can do to help us keep this community safe.

BPD community programs:

Listed below are some of the community programs the department participates in, provides, or supports:

Contact Us:


(336) 229-3503
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