In July 2001, Sheriff Diggs fulfilled his campaign promise of establishing a Crime Prevention Unit with one deputy sheriff. By 2004, Sheriff Diggs saw the need to increase the unit’s size and therefore created another position. The Crime Prevention Unit has two full time deputies that operate out of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.
Presentations and seminars are offered both in person and through online training.
The Crime Prevention Unit also coordinates several highly regarded programs such as, but not limited to, the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy, Sheriff's Business Academy, Sheriff’s Citizen Academy for YOUTH, Project Lifesaver, Robbery Prevention, Look Out / Lock Out, Residential and Commercial Security Surveys, CarFit Program, Community Engaged Crime Prevention Trailer Events, etc.