Our History

Flickr:  Alan Cleaver

Flickr: Alan Cleaver

HPCAV is a non-profit organization working with the Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), a group of law enforcement officials consisting of the High Point Police Department, NC Community Corrections, ATF, FBI, SBI, DEA, District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, to keep our citizen safe from violent offenders.  We assist in confronting offenders who are involved in violent crime, offering offenders help in turning their lives in a positive direction and supporting the prosecution process if the offenders re-offend and return to crime and violence.

Our history is still being written.  Law enforcement agencies and the community began this partnership in 1997. In 1998, we began working with a strategy that had been successful in Boston, MA. Over time, our strategy has been successfully adjusted to meet the changing needs of a smaller city. In 2004, our strategy was adjusted again, to target street level drug and violent criminals in specific areas of the city. In 2008, our strategy was re-adjusted to address youth gang violence.  And in 2012, we implemented the nation’s first focused deterrence domestic violence initiative.

Today, this strategy is known as the High Point Model and is being replicated in cities and towns across our nation.

It is through the continued innovative and hard work of our law enforcement partners and the community that we have been able to reduce violent crime in High Point and keep it below 1997 levels.