See Something, Say Something!
|Press Release:||If You See Something…Say Something|
|Station Area:||Jurupa Valley|
|Written Date:||February 16, 2017||Time:||9:30 AM|
|Reporting Officer:||Lieutenant Scott Forbes|
Neighborhood Watch groups have shown to drop victimization in communities by over 40%
When the communities and local law enforcement team up, together we can make a difference!!
Residential burglaries, vehicle burglaries, mail thefts, and additional miscellaneous crimes have been on the rise state wide. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has many techniques and tips to help you keep your family and assets safe. But, law enforcement cannot act alone. The community members are the first set of eyes in the neighborhoods that know who does and does not belong. So, we promote the “SEE something, SAY something” ideology to keep communities safe.
When communities have the tools they need to provide vital information to law enforcement to assist in apprehending the criminals, everyone benefits. Key factors to focus on when describing suspicious activity to the local law enforcement in your area are:
- The 5 “W’s” who, what, when, where, why
- Accurate description of the person(s) involved
- Vehicle description, including a license plate if possible
- What is it that makes it suspicious
Know the difference between an emergency, where 9-1-1 is necessary; and a non-emergency, when calling the non-emergency line is appropriate (951)776-1099.
Neighborhood Watch presentations/information sessions are available upon request by your local law enforcement agency. The Jurupa Valley Station volunteer coordinator can be reached at (951)955-2600 to schedule a presentation in your area.
Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.