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CRIME PREVENTION BULLETIN

This Crime Prevention Bulletin is compiled to inform everyone about the weekly activity throughout the City of Pinole. You will see in the bulletin the city is separated into beats that the patrol officers are assigned to work for each shift. Each beat has a brief description and the crimes that have taken place within so you can see what is happening in your neighborhood.

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CITIZEN ACADEMY - No dates scheduled at this time.

For Adults
Conducted by: Pinole Police Department

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The Citizen Academy is designed to give an inside look at the Pinole Police Department. Speakers will include the Chief of Police, Police Officers, K-9 Officer, Dispatchers, and Detectives.

 

Some of the class topics will include:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Crime Scene Processing/Evidence Collection
  • Personal Safety
  • Traffic enforcement & accident investigation

 

 

Fill out the attached application and return it to the Pinole Police Department Crime Prevention Unit

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM

The Crime Prevention Unit of the Pinole Police Department has been actively assisting neighborhoods start Neighborhood Watch Programs. Neighborhood Watch Programs are one of the most effective ways to keep crime out of your neighborhood. Neighbors working with the police create an effective crime fighting team. It involves neighbors getting to know each other, and also training neighbors to recognize and report suspicious activities to the police.

Officers can’t be everywhere, so citizen involvement is essential to fight crime. Neighbors cooperating with each other and with the police are the best ways to fight crime in the community. Neighborhood Watch members place signs in their windows and signs on their streets warning criminals that there is an active Neighborhood Watch Program in their community. You may have seen the signs already.

If you are interested in learning about starting or joining or a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Pinole Police Department at (510) 724-8950.


NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH NEWSLETTERS

Spring 2014 Newsletter

 

BUSINESS ALERT NEWSLETTERS

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PINOLE POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM

The City of Pinole Police Department Explorer Post #2704 is looking for qualified individuals for the position of Police Explorer. Explorers are volunteers in the Police Department who receive specialized training from professional instructors. Participating Explorers are involved in City of Pinole event security, traffic control and neighborhood watch programs. Accept the challenge and make a difference in your community today!

  • Application for Explorers
    Click on the above link and complete the application. The application can be returned, in person, to the Pinole Police Department Records Division or faxed to 510-724-9061

  • View Requirements and Photos
    Click on the above link to see the requirements, responsibilities and photos of the Explorer Program.

  • Request Explorers at Your Function
    Click on the above link, and complete the application, if you would like to have Pinole Police Explorers at your next function. Explorers can participate in city sponsored Event Security, Traffic Control and can provide Safety Awareness Booths. The application can be returned, in person, to the Pinole Police Department Records Division or faxed to 510-724-9061

 

SAFETY TIPS:

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ATM USE

  • Debit and Credit cards are safer than cash.
  • If someone is loitering near the ATM or it appears unsafe, go to another. Stand so a person cannot see your PIN.
  • Don't carry your PIN on you or attached to your card.

The Pinole Police Department needs your help to reduce auto burglaries. Cars are burglarized in Pinole every day and people suffer the loss of property and damage to their vehicles. Surprisingly, auto stereos are not the main targets of thieves; they are looking for easily removed items of value. Most cars are parked in the driveway or in front of a home. Do you leave your purse in the car, maybe under the seat, a laptop on the back seat or other valuables in plain view?


AUTO BURGLARY PREVENTION

Don’t YOU become a statistic!

Prevent Theft – Practice TLC

  • Take out valuables
  • Lock up
  • Close doors and Windows

Report Suspicious Activity
Pinole Police Department
(510) 724-1111


BICYCLE SAFETY

  • ALWAYS wear a helmet. Bicycle helmets can reduce head injuries by 85 percent.
  • Make sure your helmet is snug and flat atop your head. Click here for pictures showing how a helmet should be worn (show your kids).
  • Children's helmets include extra padding to ensure a proper fit (you remove padding as the child's head grows).
  • Make sure your bike is adjusted properly. You should be able to stand over the top tube. Handlebars should be firm and turn easily, wheels straight and secure. Check brakes before riding (hand brake levers should not touch the handlebars).
  • Wear bright clothing and avoid biking at night. Use reflectors and be aware of traffic, especially when entering an intersection or changing lanes.
  • Be aware of potential obstacles - don't dart into traffic.
  • Ride on the right side of the street (in the same direction as traffic). Ride in a straight predictable path.
  • Children should not ride in the street. Make sure they know to be extra-careful near driveways and intersections (over 70% of car-bicycle accidents occur in these areas).
  • The Pinole Fire Department will provide a bike helmet to children living in Pinole, as inventory allows. For more information call (510) 724-8970.
  • Click here for additional bicycle & helmet resources.

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CARSEAT GUIDELINES

  • Children must be secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint (safety seat or booster seat) until they are at least 6 years old or weigh at least 60 pounds.
  • This is a NEW LAW. Click here for information on booster seats and how to secure older children.
  • The safest place for your child is the BACK SEAT (ideally in the center position). All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat.
  • Infants under 1 year (or 22 lbs) should be in REAR-FACING seats.
  • The Pinole Fire Department has trained firefighters who can install your child's car seat properly. For more information call (510) 724-8970.
  • Most safety seats are not installed correctly! For installation tips, help choosing a carseat and other helpful information, click here.

CELL PHONES

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning new laws.

  • Q: When did the new wireless telephone laws take effect?
    A: The new laws took effect July 1, 2008

  • Q: What is the difference between the two laws?
    A: The first prohibits all drivers from using a handheld wireless telephone while opera