Our community is our commitment. Our commitment is demonstrated through active engagement with citizens via programs such as National Night Out, Drug Take Back Program, Residence Check, Toys for Tots/Blue Santa, Youth Education, and more!
The Fredericksburg Police Department considers educating our citizens to be of utmost importance. Our local law enforcement agencies collaborate to promote programs that teach topics such as bicycle safety, driving while intoxicated (Shattered Dreams), active shooter preparedness, and safety training for both youth and adults.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an event that aims to raise awareness and promote community-police relations. It is celebrated on the first Tuesday of October in Texas and on the first Tuesday of August in the rest of the United States. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is held annually since 1984 in the US and Canada.
The first National Night Out was a simple initiative where neighbors turned on their porch lights and sat outside their homes. The program has since grown and expanded to over 38 million participants in 2016, with 2.5 million residents from 400 communities in 23 states participating in the first event.
In our community, the event is celebrated at City Hall Fire Department, Apartment Complexes, and Residence Homes, where officers and FVPS volunteers attend and participate in various activities.
Out of town and need someone to keep an eye on your home? The Fredericksburg Police Department Officers and FVPS Volunteers will patrol past your home, and check doors and windows while you are away. Simply print and fill out the Residence Check Form and bring it to the Law Enforcement Center at 1601 East Main Street in Fredericksburg. OR fill out an online form here.
Summer Youth Program
The Fredericksburg Police Department hosts a Law Enforcement Summer Youth Program every year. This program is for every child between the ages of 7 and 14. It consists of activities such as swimming, archery, learning about First Responders, and more. Find out more information by clicking here.
Toys for Tots/ Blue Santa
The Fredericksburg Police Department and members of the community come together to wrap presents and distribute gifts donated to the Toys for Tots/Blue Santa Program. Each family is given a gift for every child in their household and a voucher for a Turkey Dinner. For further details, please contact the Fredericksburg Rotary Club.
National Drug Take Back Program
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Program by the DEA is aimed at providing a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for medication abuse. The Diversion Control Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration is responsible for the program.
The Fredericksburg Police Department is a participant in the Drug Take Back Program and has a drop box located inside Valu-Med Pharmacy at 707 North Llano in Fredericksburg. Every year, in April and October, the department sponsors a DEA Drug Take Back Program Event, where officers and FVPS Volunteers set up a drop-off point at the Law Enforcement Center located at 1601 East Main. The drop-off point is meant for the disposal of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.