The main goal of Crime Prevention is to provide programs and services offered by the Town of Gilbert Police Department to better assist and educate citizens.

red ribbonOctober is National Crime Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week has become a vital part of this national campaign.  Since its beginning in 1985, the red ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.  In response to the tragic murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.

Click here for a quiz that is an invaluable tool to initiate conversation between you and your child about drugs and alcohol.  We also have two activities (word search and decoding) that you and your child can complete together.  Statistics show that children of parents who talk to their children regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who do not.  Sadly, only a quarter of children surveyed report having these conversations.  

We encourage you to complete this quiz and activities with your child.  The quiz and activities are appropriate for 5th  grade children and older.  Once you complete the quiz and activities, we invite you to print and sign the pledge .  Here are some helpful links to get you started:

Safe Teens AZ

Drug Free AZ Kids


 GAIN Registration Now Open!

GAIN logoG.A.I.N. is a statewide annual event to encourage all citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, and businesses to invest in the power of prevention and work together to make the community stronger and safer by hosting an event within your own community.

Saturday, October 18, 2014, has been designated GAIN day in Gilbert.   Register your event at the link below.  Representatives of the Gilbert Police Department will visit events throughout the town.

Click here for the registration form.

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 If you have a question about the programs listed on this page, please email the Crime Prevention Team.



Child ID / Fingerprint Clinics

In partnership with the Arizona Crime Prevention Association, Inc. the Gilbert Police Department offers free Child ID/Fingerprinting for children over age 3 at various times throughout the year.  Using the latest technology, parents receive a laminated ID card along with a CD which stores digital fingerprints, photographs and voice recognition files for the parents to maintain.


Crime Free Multi-Housing

In an effort to promote safety within Gilbert’s apartment communities, the Crime Free program is available and designed to help owners and property managers keep illegal activity out.  Through three phases of implementation, apartment communities work closely with police to learn more about the use of the Drug-Free/Crime Free Lease Addendum and documenting and reporting in order to decrease crime.     


Drug and Gang Prevention and Awareness Program

The Gilbert Police Department provides Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Collection Clinics throughout the year in order to keep these harmful chemicals out of our children’s hands and keep our environment chemical free.  The Gilbert Police Department also conducts Drug and Gang Prevention activities with all 6th graders in the Gilbert and Higley School Districts each year.


Home and Business Security Surveys

In an effort to reduce the number of commercial and residential burglaries that occur each year in Gilbert, the Lock ‘em Out Program allows citizen’s the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a police Crime Prevention Specialist to find out ways to better protect themselves, their homes and their businesses. 


Identity Theft Reduction Program

In order to assist citizens in further protecting their private information, the Crime Prevention Unit offers secured document shredding at various times throughout the year as well as various resources. 


Vacation Watch

If you are planning a vacation, don't forget to let the Gilbert Police Department in on your plans. When a resident of Gilbert goes on vacation, the Police Department can offer extra patrol to check on your property.



Neighborhood Watch

This program, also known as USA On-Watch or Block Watch promotes citizen and police cooperation in reducing crime within a community.  In Gilbert, communities who desire participation into this program are encouraged to assign a coordinator, contact a Crime Prevention Specialist and host an initial activation meeting with your own community. 

  Vehicle Theft Reduction Program

Last year, Arizona continued to see some of the highest numbers of vehicle thefts in the nation. That is why the Gilbert Police Department is taking such a proactive stand on reducing the number of vehicle theft in Gilbert.

Department Tours

The Gilbert Police Department offers small group tours for individuals over the age of 6. As part of these tours, individuals will be able to experience a state of the art public safety facility as well as meet some of the staff that work each day to maintain safety and order. 

Self- Awareness Program for Women

Protecting yourself is sometimes as simple as avoiding a situation before it happens.  If you have a group of 15 or more and would like to host a class, the Gilbert Police Crime Prevention Unit can assist you in learning these methods.

G.A.I.N. (Getting Involved in Neighborhoods)

October is National Crime Prevention month and the Gilbert Police Department encourages all citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, and businesses to invest in the power of prevention and work together to make the community stronger and safer by hosting an event within your own community.