Public Safety: Maintain a Safe Environment for City-Henry County Residents

  • Key Outcomes: Maintain safe neighborhoods
  • Success Indicator: Neighbors taking an active role in their community
  • Supporting Goal: Expand neighborhood initiatives to include adopt-a-street and community neighborhood programs
  • Performance Measures: Number of adopt-a-street programs and number of community neighborhood programs
  • Lead Responsibility: Police and Fire Departments
  • Priority: Mid-range


  1. MPD, PCS and VDH with our faith community have created an Opioid Task Force to reduce opioid abuse in Martinsville. (Sean Dunn - June 14, 2017)
  2. The MPD created the Martinsville Policing Alternative Coalition to implement an alternative policing strategy bringing together police, local & state agencies, non-profit agencies, and community members to prioritize problems and prevention efforts. (Sean Dunn - October 24, 2016)
  3. A meeting was held at MF and EMS with City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Attorney, and representatives from MPD, PW, and Sheriffs office. Out nuisance ordinance program was critiqued. Assurance was made that it's being fairly & consistently enforced. (Teddy Anderson - July 11, 2016)
  4. The inspections division of MF and EMS continues to lead and enforce our nuisance ordinances and property maintenance codes fairly and consistently. We have and continue to provide the oversight and training needed to other participating departments. (Teddy Anderson - July 11, 2016)
  5. The NRO Program and the associated Community Policing initiatives combined with Intelligence-Led Policing, ILP, have resulted in significant reductions in crime and violence. (Sean Dunn - June 21, 2016)
  6. The MPD developed a Neighborhood Resource Officer, NRO, Program in 2014 to ensure every household in the City had a single point of contact with the police department. (Sean Dunn - June 21, 2016)