Crime Prevention

Why Crime Prevention Is Important
The Des Peres Department of Public Safety’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Des Peres by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment.

The Des Peres Department of Public Safety wants you to be safe and comfortable in your home and during your daily activities, whether leisure or work. Although the department works very hard to create the safest environment possible, it is very important to remember that all citizens play a vital part in crime prevention. Crime prevention is truly a Police-Community partnership. By working together, we can reduce crime and enhance the quality of life.

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