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  Crime Prevention
"The community problems of the New Millennium won't get solved with the police tactics of the '60s."
The Walnut Creek Police Community Policing Team was originally formed in May, 1997, to address the complex issues of delivering quality police services in a suburban area. While Walnut Creek has minimal violent, personal crime, it nonetheless has numerous quality of life issues as identified by its citizens, and poses challenges to its police force. The team is made up of two patrol officers, one motor officer, a civilian crime prevention specialist and a sergeant.

The goal of Community Policing is to accomplish the following:
  • Share responsibility between police and community for public safety.
  • Develop and commit to long-term strategies to solve problems.
  • Empower community members to take an active role in resolving issues.
  • Be flexible enough to successfully use non-traditional methods.
Some of our projects have included coordinating Conflict Resolution Panels for ongoing neighborhood disputes, designing crime prevention strategies for local businesses - banks - and private citizens, establishment of a school liaison officer team with each middle and high school in the City, assisting the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by introducing child safety programs to local stores, and maintenance of this informative Web Site.

Team members normally work Monday through Friday, from 7 to 5.

We are always interested in projects that can positively affect the safety and quality of life in the City, and invite both your ideas and active participation in getting us there. You can reach us anytime on 925-256-3519.