• Be well informed * Check out any crime-related reports in Loudoun County

        As part of National Crime Prevention Month the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking county residents to help the agency fight crime by staying well-informed on issues within their community.

        The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office offers residents several ways to learn more information about any crime-related issues within their communities.The agency offers residents the ability to find why, where and when deputies were called to their neighborhood via the internet. Residents can access local crime incident data in near real-time on the www.loudoun.gov/crimereports website or by clicking on the link located on the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office website at www.loudoun.gov/sheriff.

        The information is presented on Google Maps where users can review up-to-date crime information for any location under the jurisdiction of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Residents can also receive free e-mail crime alerts that are sent when crimes occur close to home or near any other address of interest. Users control the e-mail crime alerts they receive by specifying the address, the crime types, and the distance from the address from which they wish to receive alerts.

        The agency also encourages residents to sign up and receive Loudoun Sheriff’s Office alerts from the Alert Loudoun system. The system was implemented in 2003 and allows residents and business owners to receive instant notification of criminal activity in the county. The system is free and allows those who sign up to receive the latest news affecting the county. The information can be sent to your e-mail as well as cell phones or pagers that receive text messaging. Residents may register by logging onto the county website at www.loudoun.gov and clicking on Alert Loudoun. The service is available to anyone with an e-mail account. A friendly reminder for those having alerts sent to their pager or cell phone, due to the nature of some of the messages you may receive an alert at any time of day overnight.

        Both services are free to the public, allowing county residents easy access to neighborhood crime data in near-real time and crime incident information.The Crime Reports system does not reflect sensitive calls such as incidents of rape, sexual assault, crimes against children, domestic violence and calls that are medical in nature.