Lieutenant Scott Baxter
770 Iowa Street
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The prevention of crime should be the primary role and goal of all law enforcement agencies. It is when crimes are prevented from occurring that society is best served. The term crime prevention applies to proactive efforts and measures aimed at the elimination of criminal incidents, rather than responding to them after they have occurred. The most widely accepted definition of crime prevention is: the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.
The Dubuque Police Department Crime Prevention Unit offers training and assistance to the citizens of Dubuque, including civic groups, neighborhood associations, businesses, senior citizens, and youth organizations.
Training topics include, but are not limited to: personal safety, home security, crime-free multi-housing training for landlords, scam/fraud prevention, workplace violence/active killer and a variety of other crime prevention topics. Call or email Lt. Scott Baxter to schedule a presentation or get more information.