No house is absolutely burglar‐proof if professional burglars are set on getting in. They would be the first to admit that you can discourage burglars if you tighten up your home security. You can begin this process by identifying weak areas and fixing them. The checklist below will assist you in systematically surveying your home and your practices. Every “No” check mark shows a weak point. As you eliminate the “No” check marks, you improve your protection. Any security meas
On October 6, Mayor Liccardo and the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force invite you to the Annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit. This annual summit convenes representatives from the City of San José, non-profit organizations, and local neighborhoods to build and expand partnerships that help make San José a safer place to live, work, and raise a family. Workshop Topics: Gang Awareness 102: An in-depth perspective of gang impacts The Dangers and Pitfalls of Social Media from
In collaboration with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, the San Jose Police Department invites you to attend a Robbery Prevention Workshop. Topics covered will include how to discourage, deter and prevent crimes such as robberies and car-jacking, robbery trends in San Jose, the judicial process, and how to host a Neighborhood Watch meeting.
Bilingual translation in Spanish and Vietnamese will be available as needed. Everyone is welcome. The workshop will ta
The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) has made multiple arrests, stepped up patrols, and are continuing to investigate incidents.
SJPD asks anyone with a video of a crime in progress to send it to SJPD by calling 311. Please do not post on social media or send to the press. Videos that have been sent directly to the police department have been helpful in identifying suspects who have perpetrated multiple crimes. A clear video of a suspect’s face is extremely helpful to poli
We are so excited, National Night Out is coming up on Tuesday, August 7th. We're just 11 days from the registration deadline on Friday, July 27th. If you have not registered your event with the San José Police Department, please plan to do it at your earliest convenience, especially if your event requires permits. For more information on National Night Out please refer to the attached brochure: NNO 2018 Brochure We make every effort to visit as many events as possible, but we
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is warning the community that “distraction burglars” are targeting older adults in our community. Don’t be fooled by strangers posing as utility company workers, roof or home repair professionals, or other fake workers trying to get access to your home. Help family members, neighbors and friends, older adults and grandparents, know the facts and learn safety tips that can help protect against distraction burglars or other type
The Buena Vista Neighborhood Association is working with the San Jose Police Department Crime Prevention Unit to put on a put presentation regarding Crime Prevention and Personal Safety. The presentation is designed to educate the public on safety in the home, public places, the workplace, as well as in vehicles and on public transportation. Additionally we will talk about gang awareness in our community. This is a free presentation designed to help us come together as a com
Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on Saturday, April 7th! Hub's Coffee 630 Blossom Hill Road San Jose, CA 95123 8:00am -11:00am No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to meet the men and women who protect and serve you every day. #CoffeewithaCop #CrimePrevention #CommunityMeeting
On April 2nd, 2018 the San José Police Department (SJPD) will be hosting the first of a series of large community events focused on SJPD Western division. Chief Eddie Garcia and Western division Captain Tommy Troy will be discussing crime, neighborhood initiatives, recent events and updates on how the police department is dealing with issues affecting the community. Live translation devices will be available for Spanish speakers during the presentations. Discussion groups wi
Buena Vista is fairly regularly hit by graffiti and tagging and whether it's in the park, or on private property, it's critical that we work together as a community to try to cover it as quickly as possible. We all know that graffiti has a negative effect on our community and along with lowering neighborhood appeal, decreasing property values, and driving away prospective homebuyers, it also attracts more criminal activity. Worst of all, gang members use the graffiti to prom
Dear Buena Vista Residents, Buena Vista is a fantastic neighborhood. From its location near shopping and dining, to ease of access to freeways and public transportation, and its rich history as the heart of what was once San Jose’s agricultural boom, it has much to boast about. None of these characteristics, however, outshines its true gem – the residents who make up this community. The neighbors of Buena Vista care about each other, their neighborhood, and the safety of the
BVNA, working in partnership with SJPD, has taken steps to set up a neighborhood watch meeting. Neighborhood Watch focuses on informing the community how to discourage, deter and prevent crimes such as burglary, auto theft, car break-ins, and personal crimes which often occur in or near homes. Issues such as vandalism, graffiti, drug dealing and gang activity are also addressed when applicable. Neighborhood Watch groups usually start with a two-hour meeting with police, wher