Crime

This section has many resources and links for crime in our community, gang infomation, prevention on identity theft, drugs awareness and basic safety information. Most popular with Neighborhoods is the 1 Month Media Release Log and Crime Mapping under the Santa Cruz Police Dept.

AUTO BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS
VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION TIPS
Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center

Key to Neighborhood Safety
This is phone # information we used for a Door Hanger in English and Spanish. This was inspired by David Terrazas who collaborated with Santa Cruz Neighbors and Printed by Community Printers, Jenny Heth graphic design.
911 Dispatchers ask a lot of questions
Basic 911 Information
Graffiti Free Santa Cruz – CALL IN GRAFFITI

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH –
How to start, signs, Why start

Contact Santa Cruz Neighbors for help with organizing neighbors, sign placement and handbook information
National Neighborhood Watch Institute
Handbooks on How to start, Participation
My Security Sign
DRIVE like your kids LIVE here SIGNS
Build your OWN Neighborhood Sign
See example in Photo Gallery. Santa Cruz Neighbors also has connection to city to get signs installed.
Sign up for Smart Phone APPS with SCPD
Santa Cruz Police Department has released an iPhone and Smart Phone app that will let you get your Nixle alerts, crime maps, scanner feeds and more on your phone for free.
Sign up for Nixle ALERTS with SCPD
Santa Cruz Police will now be able to instantly alert the public about everything from major traffic jams to significant gang-related incidents via a text message to your cell phone or email. You can sign up on the website.
American Securities Educators
http://americansecurityeducators.com/crimeprevbooklets.htm#Neighborhood_Watch

CRIME INFO, STATISTICS – Santa Cruz Police Department
Report A Crime

Fill-out a crime report on-line
How Do I…
File a Crime Report, Leave a Crime Tip, Report an Abandon Vehicle,
Report a Traffic Concern In My Neighborhood
This would be a place to report chronic speeders or people who are running through stop signs. 
News Alerts, Arrests and Activity Log
Keep track of what’s happening in your own neighborhoods with 1 month rolling log of crime.

Santa Cruz Police Press Releases (Lists arrests & issues)
Beat Definitions & Map
Police Ride-Along Program – Has been suspended due to Covid
Santa Cruz Police Department
The Santa Cruz Police Department exists to provide protection and services to the community. Major goals of the Department are to reduce crime, and the perception of crime and fear through a commitment to Department-wide Community-Oriented Policing and Problem-Solving.
SCPD Crime Stats – Annual

PREVENTION
Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women City of Santa Cruz
Family Safety Plan From Stop It Now Organization – Together we can create a community safety net with information and assistance to protect children from being sexually abused. 
How To Protect Your Home – https://www.today.com/home/how-protect-your-home-burglaries-thieves-tell-all-t108794
Protecting Your Home From Break-ins – https://www.webmd.com/women/features/protecting-your-home-from-break-ins
Securing Your Home From Burglary – https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/securing-your-home-from-burglary/

Landlord Training Manual Keeping Illegal Activity Out of Rental Property

COMPUTER CRIME
Computer Crime & Intellectual Property US Dept. of Justice
Common Sense Media  Guide for Parents and Educators K-8 curriculum for children in all media

DRUGS
Montana Meth Project Meth prevention program

GANGS

Gang Information in English
A Parents Quick Reference Card – Recognizing & Preventing Gang Involvement
Gang Information in Spanish
TARJETA DE INFORMACIÓN RÁPIDA PARA PADRES
Cómo Identificar Y Evitar Que Su Hijo/Hija Participe En Las Pandillas

GENERAL SAFETY
California State Attorney General
Crime Doctor Security & safety advice
National Crime Prevention Council Click on Resources for Bullying, Cyberbullying, Home and Neighborhood Safety, Intellectual Property Theft, 4 Steps of Gun Safety, Safe Firearms Storage, Selling your Firearm Safely
including McGruff the Crime Dog

IDENTITY THEFT
Federal Trade Commission on Identity Theft
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
Identity Theft
Federal Trade Commission Protecting Consumers
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office – Identity Theft

SEX OFFENDERS
Megan’s Law Information on Registered Sex Offenders
Family Watch Dog Sex Offenders Map
Stop It Now Prevention Neighborhood concerns