Police Chief Tim Mattos is hosting a Waterfront area community meeting on homelessness to elicit feedback and ideas on immediate solutions and potential strategies that can be implemented in a collaborative approach to enhance safety in residential and business zones. Continue reading “Waterfront Community Forum on Homelessness” »
The Police Department is always looking for new ideas to combat residential burglaries and property crimes, which too often victimize our residents. Most residential burglaries start at the front door and occur during the daytime hours when homes are unoccupied.
Law Enforcement officers are witnessing an ongoing pattern used by burglars as they look for a potential residence to victimize. The criminal will ring the doorbell or knock on the front door in an attempt to determine whether anyone is home. If nobody answers the door, the subject will enter the back or side yard and break into your home. If someone answers the door the criminal is prepared. He or she may tell you they are looking for someone and believed this was the correct residence. Some will possess a “prop” of some kind to indicate they are selling a product such as magazines or cleaning products.
In addition to burglary, police departments nationwide are witnessing an increase in the number of package thefts being reported. As online shopping increases, the number of packages being delivered to front doors and porches is also increasing, thus creating new opportunities for criminals.
A new tool being used to combat these issues is a video camera doorbell. These cameras replace your doorbell button and can provide you with instant alerts when someone is at your front door whether you are home or away. In addition, the recording capability allows additional opportunities for Police to quickly identify suspects as they are captured on video by using your home Wi-Fi connection.
Video footage is becoming a valuable tool in the apprehension and prosecution of criminals. There is tremendous value in seeing who is at your door when you are away, but seeing who is at your door when you are home is even more important.
There are many different designs and manufacturers of these cameras including but not limited to the following:
- Ring at: https://goo.gl/W43jcf
- Skybell at: http://goo.gl/l1xdz6
- Ctronics at: http://goo.gl/KI6HqQ
- (The Suisun City Police Department receives no compensation nor has any material connection to any of the brands, products, or services mentioned above.)
If this type of added security interests you, I encourage you to do your research, read reviews, and consider all of the different options in order to select the product best suited for your home.
If you have any questions please contact me at (707) 421-7353.
Chief of Police
In an effort to provide a safe and secure workplace for our Communications/Records personnel, the Suisun City Police Department lobby is open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. The lobby is closed on weekends and City Holidays.
If you need non-emergency police assistance, you can request an officer by calling (707) 421-7373. If you arrive at the Police Department when the lobby is closed, call Dispatch and an officer will respond to the Police Department to assist you. We appreciate your understanding as we work to create a safe workplace for our civilian personnel.
Chief of Police
The Suisun City Police Department is proud to offer its smartphone app as part of their continuing effort to enhance critical two-way communications between the Police Department and the residents of Suisun City, as well as anyone else having an interest to be connected with the Department.
This is the exclusive app for communications from the police department with press releases, bulletins/alerts, an event calendar and more. You will receive alerts regarding critical incidents which may create safety issue for the community. In addition, all of the information pushed out to the community through the Suisun City Police Department app will automatically post to our Facebook page, Twitter feed and website.
In addition to receiving information, communications to the police department can be made as well. Your smartphone becomes your platform for submitting
- crime tips,
- safety concerns,
- extra patrol requests,
- homeless encampments,
- traffic concerns and more.
When you download the App, you will have the ability to message any member of the department to pass-on information, or simply ask a question. The App also provides easy one touch calling for non-emergency calls. By downloading the App you can stay current on department events by checking the calendar.
The Suisun City Police Department encourages anyone wishing to have the ability to easily and effectively communicate with the department to take a moment to download their new App. The App is free, so please sign up using the QR code shown below or search for Suisun City PD in your app store. When opening the App for the first time, the department recommends viewing the short tutorial, which will walk you through the different features.
The city continues to develop strategies to address the issue of homelessness in our community. One of them is a “Zero-Tolerance” approach to encampments within the City.
The City is committed to removing homeless encampments within one week. Occupants will be ordered to vacate immediately, and, per statutory requirements, be given 72 hours to remove all property. Anything left behind will be removed by City Staff or assisting agencies.
Our residents can help by reporting an encampments they see within City limits in a timely fashion using our new Report a Homeless Encampment form available here. The form also is available under the e-Services menu above, or the Tell Us menu at Suisun.com.
Once submitted, information on the form is immediately transmitted to Police Chief Tim Mattos and his team for prompt response.
Thank you for helping us address this community issue, connect people with the services they need and maintain Suisun City’s quality of life.
|Free mobile app to store photos and vital info about one’s childrenWashington, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched its first mobile application—the Child ID App. This free mobile app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about one’s children that can be easily provided to authorities if a child goes missing.
The app allows users to send information—including pictures or other physical identifiers such as height and weight—to authorities with a few clicks. It also provides tips on keeping children safe and guidance on what to do in the first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.
The Child ID App is currently available for use on iPhones and can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes. The FBI is planning to expand the tool to other types of mobile devices in the near future.
Learn more about the FBI’s Child ID App at www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/august/child_080511.
The FBI’s Child ID App can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes at itunes.apple.com/us/app/fbi-child-id/id446158585?ls=1&mt=8.
Save Time and Quickly File a Crime Report Online
Suisun City, CA – The Suisun City Police Department E-Services continue to be enhanced with the latest launch of the online reporting system. Individuals may file reports for harassing telephone calls and identity theft. Additional reports types will be available in the near future.
The system allows members of the public to file a report at a convenient time without having to wait for an officer to respond or call them back. Individuals can print a temporary copy of the report upon completion. Once the final report is approved, a copy will be e-mailed to the individual at no cost.
The system will allow officers more available time for proactive enforcement and patrol, while providing a convenient solution for members of the public. This system is part of a suite of E-Services available at the Suisun City Police Department’s website, including the ability to apply for an alarm permit, request extra patrol, pay a citation, and obtain a copy of a traffic collision report.
As with all the E-Services, the new online crime reporting system is optional. Individuals who desire personal contact by an officer may still contact the Suisun City Police Department at (707) 421-7373.
As we continue to expand our online e-services, we are pleased to announce that your can now apply for an Alarm User Permit from our website. Once you complete the application and make payment using a credit card or PayPal account it will be submitted for approval. Once the application is approved, an Alarm User Permit will be e-mailed to you. The entire process is paperless and saves a trip to the Police Department.
The Alarm User Permit notifies the Police Department of active alarm systems within City limits and is necessary to use an alarm system whether residential or commercial per City Ordinance 9.24.120.