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.
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
CRIME INFO, STATISTICS – Santa Cruz Police Department
Tracking crime in our Community – Sign up for Crime Reports
There are 17 different crimes to track! You can track all or just pick certain ones. You can put in certain dates and look at map or reports You can request crime alerts – Easy to sign up with your email. This is a great tool for neighbors to know what is going on in their own neighborhood and be proactive, as well as be informed more about what is going on in our community.
Report A Crime
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. The Police will send a letter to the person if you have license or it may trigger an officer to watch the location.
Month Media Release 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
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.
FBI Crime Stats / Downloadable spreadsheets
SCPD Crime Stats – Annual
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.
Home Security.US Tips To Keep Your Home From Being Burglarized and less at-risk
Landlord Training Manual Keeping Illegal Activity Out of Rental Property
BASTA: Education and Law Enforcement Join Together to Help Students Get Out Of, or Avoid Gangs Scroll to the bottom for Parent, Teacher and Youth Info.
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
Community Express Gang Program March 09 Santa Cruz Community TV Program
From Santa Cruz Sentinel – Slide show Local Gang Tatoos
California State Attorney General
Crime Doctor Security & safety advice
National Crime Prevention Council Includes McGruff the Crime Dog
National Crime Brochures Crime Prevention for Seniors, Children, Teens, Home Safety, Sexual Assault and Technology
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.
Federal Trade Commission Protecting Consumers
Identity Theft Resource Guide
This website is a Security labels company that has provided this information about Financial, Criminal, Identity and Business ID Theft