City, Police and Fire News
As the City of Redlands plans for the future, we are taking a close look at the public safety services, local infrastructure, public facilities and city programs that our community relies on.
For example, we want to ensure that we are able to keep up with basic repairs and maintenance to public facilities, storm drains and sidewalks because when these repairs are not addressed, they become a lot more expensive to repair in the future.
The Redlands Fire Department invites the community to come to one of two Town Hall meetings to learn about the risks of wildland fires and how to be prepared. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Both meetings will be held in the Grace Mullen Auditorium at the Redlands High School campus, 840 E. Citrus Ave.
The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $26,660 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. The Redlands City Council approved the grant at their July 2, 2019, meeting.
The ABC grants are provided to selected local law enforcement agencies to expand their efforts in addressing alcohol-related problems through a comprehensive Alcohol Policing Partnership Program that encompasses a wide range of strategies.
Join the Redlands Community Center in our Paint the Night Celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, as a part of our free Teens Only Summer Series. Enjoy free snacks, tie-dye, paint balloons and more at the Redlands Community Center located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Our Paint the Night Celebration is for teen’s ages 12-17. Bring your friends and a valid school I.D. card to enjoy the paint party of the year!
The City of Redlands was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its FY 2017-2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the 16th consecutive year the City has been recognized with the prestigious honor.
Redlands is currently conducting a water/sewer rates study with the assistance of a Utilities Advisory Committee.
More information can be found by clicking here. (The information has been unpublished since it is out of date).
You may also contact Jane Weathers at the Municipal Utilities & Engineering Department at (909) 798-7698 ext 2.
May 2, 2019 – Redlands Firefighters have donned commemorative T-shirts during the month of May to honor the nation’s military services.
This is the third year the department has authorized its on-duty personnel to wear the military appreciation T-shirts, with the design changing each year.
April 23, 2019 – The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
April 1, 2019 – Officers from the Redlands Police Department will be out Friday nights during the month of April from 10 p.m. 2 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April 1, 2019 – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Redlands Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies statewide stopping drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law.
April 1, 2019 – The deadline is May 2, for nominations for the City of Redlands’ 2019 Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Friday, June 28, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave.
March 27, 2019 – The City of Redlands’ second Spring Movies in the Park event this season will feature the movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at Ed Hales Friday, April 19.
March 27, 2019 – Join the Redlands Community Center for Laser Tag “Glow Out II” Family Fun Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Enjoy laser tag for just $1 per session, a meal of grilled hot dogs and chips provided by the Redlands Police Officers Association for $1, a free cosmic game room, videogames and dodgeball.
March 26, 2019 – Firefighters responding to reports of a vegetation fire behind a home in the 1100 block of Webster Street Monday arrived to find an abandoned home on fire.
March 14, 2019 – A residential fire sprinkler did its job, activating moments after a fire began and likely saving a home from catastrophic damage and a family from potential injury or loss of life.
March 11, 2019 – Redlands Firefighters responded to a fire in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment in the 400 block of East Cypress Avenue Friday evening. One person was transported to the hospital with complaints of shortness of breath.
Feb. 27, 2019 – The Redlands Police Department welcomed five new members of its Citizen Volunteer Patrol at a graduation ceremony Monday, Feb. 25.
Jan. 10, 2019 – Responding to public demand for increased enforcement of traffic violations and a commitment to reduce injury collisions in the City, the Redlands Police Department has reinstated a dedicated traffic unit, which began work this month.
Jan. 8, 2019 – Redlands Fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 500 block of Texas Street Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.
Jan. 8, 2019 - Two people were injured in a residential fire Monday night.
Redlands Fire and Paramedic crews responded to a report of a structure fire in the 1100 block of Country Place at about 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7.