Police

Crime Prevention

The Bethlehem Police Department's Crime Prevention Office provides many services to the community to encourage crime prevention and safety.

What is Crime Prevention?

  1. Crime Prevention is everybody's business
  2. Crime Prevention is more than security
  3. Crime Prevention is a responsibility of ALL levels of Government
  4. Crime Prevention is linked with solving social problems
  5. Crime Prevention is cost effective
  6. Crime Prevention requires a central position in Law Enforcement
  7. Crime Prevention requires cooperation by all elements of community
  8. Crime Prevention is education
  9. Crime Prevention requires tailoring to local needs and conditions
  10. Crime Prevention requires continual testing and improvement
  11. Crime Prevention improves quality of life for every community

Services Available

The Crime Prevention Office makes all of the following services available to the public:

  • Fingerprint Identification for children
  • McGruff the Crime Dog Visits
  • Free Gun Locks
  • Blockwatch Coordination and Participation by police officers
  • Free Brochures, Posters, and presentations on a variety of topics
  • Cops and Kids Book Program

For information about utilizing any of these services, contact

Thomas DeFrank #301
Crime Prevention Officer
City of Bethlehem Police Department
Phone : 610-865-7181
Fax :610-865-7389
tdefrank@bethlehem-pa.gov

Requesting Services

To request community services, please fill out the following form. You may fill out the form online via the web, if you choose. If you would rather not use the web to complete the form, you may download a copy in Adobe PDF format. Within Acrobat Reader, you can type your information into the form and e-mail the completed form to the Police Department. Of course, you can always just print the form out, complete it, and mail it in.

Email completed forms to: tdefrank@bethlehem-pa.gov
Mail printed forms to:
City of Bethlehem Police Department
Crime Prevention Services
10 E. Church Street
Bethlehem, Pa 18018