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Simi Valley Police Department
Thursday September 27th, 2018 :: 12:41 p.m. PDT


October is National Crime Prevention Month

The entire month of October is dedicated to keeping our city safe. Its purpose is to promote interest and enthusiasm for local crime prevention efforts. The Simi Valley Police Department would like to challenge the community to make crime prevention a priority and assist in making our community safer from crime and violence. Your police department strongly believes that community involvement in crime prevention has played a vital role in helping to reduce crime and reduce the fear of crime in our city. Police Officers are unable to be on every corner; therefore, community policing is vital. Safe communities often result in law enforcement working with residents as equal partners in preventing crime. Both business and residential neighbors, must take a more active role to protect themselves and their property. The best crime-fighting tool is a good neighbor; helping to keep neighborhoods safe from crime, social disorder, and prepared for any emergency.

What you can do:

 Start a Neighborhood Watch Program or become involved in Business Watch. Get to know your neighbors and business neighbors. Become trained to recognize and report suspicious people or activities in your neighborhood. Meetings are beginning October 3rd, 2018.

 Sign up for Nixle. Register at the Nixle web site: Where you can receive crime prevention and safety messages to you instantly via text, email, and/or a web message.

 Download the Simi Valley Police Mobile App from the app store. Be able to report graffiti, potholes, use online reporting, and have access to SVPD Media Releases and other social media sites.

 CRIMEMAPPING provides the community with valuable information about recent crime activity in their neighborhood. Check out your neighborhood at:

 Join To connect with neighborhood awareness information and to stay informed with local crime alerts and events from Simi Valley Police Department via Nextdoor. To join visit

 Join us on Facebook by simply “Liking” us at Please help your neighbors and friends in the community by forwarding this and also encouraging them to register.

If you would like more information about Neighborhood Watch Meetings or Business Watch programs, contact the SVPD’s Crime Analysis & Prevention Unit, Crime Prevention Specialist, Jean-Marie Maroshek at (805) 583-6276 or

Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

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