The mission of the Napa County Sheriff’s Office Problem Oriented Policing Program is to employ non-traditional police methods, in collaboration with our partners within the local community, to address those issues that affect the quality of life of the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Napa County.
Sergeant Craig Nickles, Supervisor Deputy Chris Carlisle, North Napa County: Including Angwin, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Pope Valley, Berryessa Estates, Berryessa Pines and the unincorporated areas around the cities of St. Helena and Calistoga. Deputy Craig Wong, South Napa County: Including Silverado Residential Community, Monticello Park, Imola District, Pueblo Park, Los Carneros, Circle Oaks, Wooden Valley, Gordon Valley, Berryessa Highlands, Spanish Flat, and the unincorporated areas around the cities of Napa and American Canyon.
We will help you with coordinating assistance from national or local neighborhood watch programs; Attend meetings in your neighborhood and offer safety & crime prevention tips, how-to information and conduct Q&A sessions. For more information, visit the National Neighborhood Watch Institue and National Crime Prevention Council sites.
CPTED is the proper design and effective use of the built environment which may lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement of the quality of life. We offer plan reviews for new construction or revitalization. For more information visit the CPTED Watch Site.
We have the ability to increase the patrol level in neighborhoods or areas suffering from an increase in crime or for a specific event without impacting patrol levels in other neighborhoods.
We participate in community events by handing out educational pamphlets, dvd's and other items of interest geared towards community members of all ages.
Is your business safe? We can conduct site surveys and provide crime prevention tips, point out potential problem areas and offer solutions based on experience and training.
Many times poorly maintained properties attract undesirable consequences such as graffiti, illegal dumping and other crime. We work with other county agencies to clean up nuisance properties as quickly as possible. If you have such a property in your neighborhood, drop us a line. For more information visit Napa County Code Section 1.20.022.
Traditionally, law enforcement departments have been reactive to problems within the communities they serve. This means that a citizen would report a problem and an officer would respond, usually dealing only with that particular incident that presents itself at that time. While this method is effective, it can at times fail to address root issues or causes which may result in repeated responses to the same location or similar types of calls. The theory of POP takes the traditional law enforcement role further, by training select officers to assess problem areas, engage the public, community leaders and business organizations, as well as alternative government services in finding long term solutions which foster community ownership and pride. POP programs are designed to include the effected community in the solution, thereby increasing the likelihood of a permanent solution, or at least community participation in further prevention. For more information visit the Center for POP Site.
This theory holds that addressing minor problems quickly and effectively will reduce and deter crime. “Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or ignite fires inside. Now, consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates and soon others begin to discard trash, and the area is ripe for additional littering, graffiti etc.." View full Article The Effects of Problem-Oriented Policing on Crime and Disorder View full Report
Operation ID This nationwide crime prevention program helps identify property if it should be stolen. Operation Identification is a program centered upon the belief that to prevent crime we must attempt to address the elements of the crime triangle. We attempt to make property less desirable to the criminal element by marking our valuables in such a way that they can be identified, increasing the likelihood that the thief will be caught with stolen goods. By doing this we hope that the criminal will choose to go elsewhere to commit crimes and if they do take your belongings we can identify your property, successfully prosecute the thief, and return your property to you.Stages of Operation Identification
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