Pinole's Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events



Coffee With A Cop


















Citizens Academy








Making It Better



Farmers' Market







Cops on the Corner-Pizza with Youth Edition





Police-Clergy








Parent Project

Parent Project Farmers' Market
Coffee With A Cop

Community policing is the foundation for establishing relationships between the community and the police. The importance of trust between officers and residents is paramount for a safe community.

Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for the police and the community members to come together in an informal, neutral environment to discuss community issues and build relationships. One of the keys to Coffee with a Cop's success is it removes the physical barriers between officers and residents, and happens outside of the crisis situations that routinely define interactions between law enforcement officials and community members. Instead it allows for relaxed, informal one-on-one interactions in a friendly atmosphere.

Coffee with a Cop will be held once a month at locations throughout the City of Pinole 8-10 AM on the second Wednesday of the month.

October 2: McDonald's 1402 Tara Hills Drive (we are moving it up a week to celebrate National Coffee With a Cop Day)
November 13: Peet's Coffee
2712 Pinole Valley Road
December 11: Bear Claw Bakery: 2340 San Pablo Avenue


Law Enforcement Academy

The Pinole Police Department's Law Enforcement Academy is a five week program where you learn about Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, Dispatch, meet our K9 Unit, and much more! The Academy is open to citizens 14 years and older who live or attend school in Pinole, or whose parents work in Pinole. The Academy is held Saturdays 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM and meets at the Pinole Police Department.

Our 2019 Academy starts September 21.

Come by the Pinole Police Department today and pick up an application. If you have any questions please contact the Community Outreach Unit at 510-914-1194.



Making It Better: Police-Youth Literacy Program

Join us at the Pinole Library for story time. Officers will read and give each child a book with a special message. Hope to see you all there!

September 18 at 6:30 PM: Pinole Library



Community Outreach Unit at the Farmer's Market

Visit with us at the Pinole Farmer's Market (parking lot behind Bank of the West) in Old Town Pinole. Our Community Outreach Unit will be on hand to provide crime prevention tips, personal safety suggestions, information on Neighborhood Watch, and answer questions.

September 14
October 12
November 9
December 7


Cops on the Corner

Cops on the Corner is a community engagement event in Old Town Pinole at the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Tennent Avenue where we engage the community in a social setting. Each event will have a different theme but same purpose of getting to know our community better.

May 31 4-6 PM: Cops on the Corner Pizza with the Youth Edition was a huge success.

Check back for future dates.


Police/Clergy Coalition

The Police/Clergy Coalition is an opportunity for members of the clergy of all denominations to meet with the Chief of Police Neil H. Gang as well as other members of the police department to discuss local issues and foster a better relationship between the police and our local clergy. We meet in the Alex Clark Room (First floor of the Public Safety Building, 880 Tennent Avenue) at 10 AM. We invite all clergy to attend. For additional information, please call
510-741-3892, or Email Officer Witschi or CSS Valdepena.

Check back for future dates.


The Parent Project

Give us 24 hours and we will help change your life. The Parent Project empowers parents, transforms teens and offers hope with new ideas on how to deal with difficult teen behavior. The Parent Project is a national program by parents for parents to help raise healthy and happy teens by changing destructive behavior. The classes are held weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-9 PM.

The next session starts September 25, 2019

Call our Community Outreach Unit for more information or to register: 510-741-3892, or Email Officer Witschi or CSS Valdepena
.