Our Community Liaison Division offers several different types of Crime Prevention programs and services which focus on such topics as: Neighborhood Watch; Commercial Watch; Residential/Commercial Security Inspections; Operation Identification; & Vehicle Security; Child Safety; Pedestrian/Bicycle/Traffic Safety; Drug Prevention; and Gang Suppression. These are designed to educate the public on how to prevent crimes from occurring in the community, while improving the quality and safety of our neighborhoods.

Some of our more frequently requested programs are described in additional detail below:

Neighborhood Watch - This is one of the most effective prevention tools available today. If you are willing to serve as the host site, a Crime Prevention Officer will come out and assist you and your neighbors in activating a Neighborhood Watch program for your neighborhood. The meetings are usually conducted on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening and the Department will provide the invitational flyers for you. Normally, the meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and go until approximately 8:30 p.m., during which time you also have the opportunity of personally meeting one of your assigned Beat Patrol officers.

Home/Commercial Security Inspections - An appointment can be made at your convenience for a Crime Prevention Specialist to come out to your residence/business and assess your security needs. An inspection is made of the inside as well as the outside of your home/business and then recommendations may be made (measures are often inexpensive) that will assist you in maximizing the security of your property.

Operation Identification - This is a program designed to discourage burglary and the theft of valuables from your home or business and provide a way for you to easily identify stolen property. This program allows you to mark your possessions with an engraver and instructs you on how to correctly inventory your valuables in case of theft, flood or fire. An engraver can be checked out free of charge through the Police Department.

Who to Contact for Crime Prevention Information

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Call the Garden Grove Police Department's Community Liaison Division at 714-741-5761 or 714-741-5762 or send an Email to CrimePrevention@ci.garden-grove.ca.us for more information.

You can also find many publications available on-line through the Office of the Attorney General at the State of California Department of Justice. These publications deal with child abuse, child abduction, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and many other important issues to help you be aware and safe.

Manager Cindy Nagamatsu 714-741-5760
East Division Kris Backouris 714-741-5761
Vietnamese Community Kelly Huynh 714-554-2478