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Personal Safety

  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible.
  • Make eye contact with people when walking.
  • Educate yourself concerning crime prevention tactics.
  • Walk confidently and at a steady pace.

Vehicle Safety

  • Lock the doors.
  • When you park your car, remove all valuables.
  • Lock the trunk or tailgate.
  • Roll up the windows when exiting your car.
  • Use anti-theft devices.

Burglary Prevention

  • Install dead bolt locks.
  • Make sure all lights work.
  • Put lights on timers if going on vacation.
  • Invest in an alarm system.
  • Invest in solid core doors instead of hollow core doors.
  • Download our Burglary Prevention List

Brochures and informative pamphlets on public safety and crime prevention are available in each of the department’s facilities or from the Public Information Office.

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions of Crime Prevention

How can I get involved in a Neighborhood Watch program?

Meet with your neighbors and decide on a meeting day and time that's convenient for everyone to have Police Department personnel come out and discuss the Neighborhood Watch program. Once a meeting day is decided upon, contact the Neighborhood Watch coordinator and indicate you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch program. Police Department representatives will attend the meeting, discuss the program, pass out information and answer questions. These meetings can be fun as well as informative for you and your neighbors.

Does the Police Department recommend installing an alarm system in a home?

Yes, but make sure once you install an alarm system that you follow the proper guidelines to prevent false alarms from constantly happening. Currently there is a city ordinance that states after three false alarms within a 12-month period, the resident or business owner will be billed $126 per false alarm.

How can I protect my home from burglaries?

Memorize the three L's of Neighborhood Watch - Lights, Locks and Landscaping. With those in mind, make sure all areas of your home inside and outside have adequate lighting, install sturdy locks in all doors and windows, and keep your lawn and shrubbery well-manicured. If you go away on vacation, tell someone you trust you'll be away and have them pick up mail and newspapers. Also, consider putting your lights on timers. Contact the Redlands Police Department and ask for a "Vacation House-Check." Redlands Police Citizen Volunteer Patrol officers will go to your home on a regular basis while you are away and check to make sure your home is secured. Download our Burglary Prevention List.

What can I do to protect my car from being stolen?

Always make sure the windows are up and that the vehicle is locked, even if you are only stepping out of your car for a few minutes. Invest in theft prevention devices and use them. Remove all valuables from your vehicle at all times. Putting them under your seat or in the glove compartment does not prevent them from being stolen.

How can I prevent myself or my elderly relative from being a victim of a scam?

Most importantly, ask for identification of calls and people that come to your door at all times. Do not order anything from companies that are unfamiliar to you. Be wary of strangers who approach you in a parking lot and present you with "get-rich-quick schemes." If that happens, go to your nearest law enforcement agency and report it. Never give out your Social Security number over the telephone. Do not feel rushed to order products solicited by telephone. Take your time and do research on the company if necessary.

What do I say if an unknown caller asks for a donation, and I'm not familiar with the organization?

Ask for a number to call the person back, and then check with Consumer Affairs or the Better Business Bureau to see if the organization is legitimate.

Is the Police Department currently involved in any fund-raising events?

Throughout the year, the Redlands Police Officers Association may be involved in fund-raising events.

How can I sign up for a ride along with a police officer?

A citizen must submit a letter of request to go on a Ride Along. The letter should state the citizen's name, address, phone number, date of birth, and California Driver's License number. The letter should indicate when is the most convenient time and day for a scheduled ride along. Send the letter to the Community Relations and Crime Prevention Office at the Redlands Police Department, 30 Cajon St., Redlands, CA. 92373. Once the letter is received by staff, it is screened and the citizen will be called when a day and time has been scheduled for the Ride Along.

How can I become a volunteer for the Police Department?

There are several auxiliary units within the Department. Obtain information on each one by visiting the Department and talking with a Police Department representative about the volunteer groups. Then ask for an application at the Police Annex at 30 Cajon St. Return it and the Police Department representative in charge of the auxiliary unit will schedule an appointment with you. Visit the Volunteer page of the Redlands Police Department website for further information on the volunteer units.

Who do I call if I want to report graffiti?

If the graffiti occurred on your property, make a report at the Police Department. If it occurred at another location, contact the Public Works Department at 909-798-7655. It is still a good idea to report the graffiti to the Police Department though, even if it did not occur on your property.

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Tuesday, September 23rd

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 23rd
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, September 25th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, September 26th

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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Saturday, September 27th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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Sunday, September 28th

  1. Playwright/performer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a one-man interactive show.
    • Start time: 02:30pm
    • End date: Sunday, September 28th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • Join us in the A.K. Smiley Library Assembly Room as actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who penned such classic American novels as The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise. From his troubled relationship with devoted wife Zelda to his later romance with Hollywood gossip writer Sheilah Graham and his complex friendship with acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway, this rich and textured exploration of Fitzgerald’s eventful life allows literature fans the unique opportunity to look into the mind of the man responsible for some of the greatest literature of the 20th Century.

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Monday, September 29th

  1. Environmental Review Committee

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