Community & Youth Engagement

The mission of the Danville Police Department is to provide quality service to the community through a process of continuous improvement. We will maintain a safe environment for all by protecting life, liberty and property through partnerships with citizens and businesses. In an effort to strengthen this mission, we have established a Community & Youth Engagement Unit. The officers assigned to this unit will focus on several areas: crime prevention and community education, youth and community engagement, and blight and nuisance abatement. 

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Contact Us

  1. T.E. Merricks

    Unit Supervisor
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.1

    Corporal T.B. Scearce

    Certified Crime Prevention Specialist 
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.2

    Corporal D.L. Austin

    Blight and Nuisance Abatement 
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.3

    Officer S.S. Brooks

    Youth and Community Engagement
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.4

    Staff Directory

    FOIA Request

Upcoming Events

Event Date Time Location Flyer  
Community Engagement Day May 31 2-6pm Purdum Woods Apts Click Here  
FREE Child Seat Check June 2 9am-12pm Community Market Click Here  
DPD Child Fingerprinting Event June 7 4-7pm Danville Public Library Click Here  
Cardinal Village Poetry Night June 8 5-8pm Cardinal Village Playground Click Here  
Youth Engagement Day June 15 3-6pm 135 Jones Crossing Click Here  
Youth Engagement Day June 18 1-5pm Woodside Village Click Here  
Bibleway Youth Zone June 21 11am-3pm Bibleway Church Click Here  
Pleasant View June 22 12-4pm Pleasant View Ave Click Here  
Summer Youth Police Academy - FULL June 25-July 12 9am-3pm TBA Application  
Community Engagement Walk June 28 4-6pm TBA Pending  
Coffee with a Cop July 13 8am Rubens on Riverside Click Here  
Boys and Girls Club Officer Engagement Day July 13 2pm Foster St Click Here  
Rock D'BLOCK July 14 12-6pm Taylor Dr Ball Field Click Here  
Coffee With A Cop July 20 8am Links - Craghead St Click Here  
YMCA Engagement Day July 20 11am-3pm YMCA Click Here  
Danville Family Homes July 26 4-7pm Danville Family Homes Click Here  
Community Engagement Walk July 26 4 pm Woodside Village Apts Pending  
Coffee with a Cop July 27 8am Crema & Vine Main St Click Here  
Cedar Terrace July 27 10am-2pm Cedar Terrace Apts Click Here  
Youth Engagement Fashion Show Aug 3 12-3pm Belks Danville Mall Click Here  
East New Hope Church Engagement Day Aug 4 10am-2pm East New Hope Church Click Here  
National Night Out Aug 7 5pm - until Participating Neighborhoods Click Here  
Back to School Event - Child ID's Aug 4 11am-4 pm Kick Back Jacks Click Here  
Youth Engagement Talent Show Nov 17 2pm Langston Focus School Click Here