A Captain’s Advisory Board meeting was held on March 18th. Here are topics that were covered:
- Property Crime is up. But you can do a lot to help yourself and your neighbors. Property crime is often due to easy entry through unlocked windows, doors and gates. What you can do: If a crime occurs in your neighborhood, report it to the police and post it on nextdoor.com so that other residents will be on the alert.
- Pedestrian accidents are on the rise. “…of 55 pedestrian deaths in San Diego last year, 51 were the pedestrian’s fault.” As of last Friday, the Traffic Unit has started handing out citations for: Jaywalking, bicyclists not observing stop signs and breaking other traffic laws and distracted drivers and pedestrians, e.g. on cell phones or texting, etc. What you can do: Don’t be one of those people!
- In April, a PISO Officer will be working in our area on weekends and nights. This officer will address illegal parking, e.g. enforcing the 72 hour rule and people staying overnight in RV’s. They will also respond to lower priority Police calls. What you can do: Report illegal parking in your neighborhood. Click here to find out how-> Illegal Parking.
- Many, many bikes are stolen in PB. In an effort to stem the tide, the Police have acquired 2 bikes fitted with GPS tracking devices. These bikes will be used as decoys in areas where bicycles are frequently stolen.
- We have a Beach Team of 8 to 9 Officers patrolling the beach and boardwalk. At night, they patrol the business district. Last year, they wrote over 1,000 citations. This past weekend, the division hired two officers on overtime and had them patrol the boardwalk for 6 hours. These officers wrote citations for alcohol, smoking, dogs and made themselves visible to the many “spring breakers” .
- Officers now regularly conduct inspections of bar and restaurants to ensure all conditions of Entertainment Permits and Alcohol Licenses are being met. As a result, compliance with conditions has noticeably improved. Inspections are random and complaint driven. Police look for overcrowding and for adequate security.. They check for open windows and doors that may be contributing to a noise problems. What you can do: If you notice this type of problem, please call the SDPD-emergency # : 619 531-2000
- Quality of Life Team: We are fortunate to have 2 outstanding Officers who address the transient problem in our community. They achieve the work of two Squads. These 2 officers help transients with transportation to a shelter. They also enforce illegal lodging and issue stay away orders. What you can do: If you see suspicious activity or groups of people that make you uncomfortable don’t just pass by, report it to the police non-emergency #, 619 531-2000.
- On a Saturday night in March, a DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2700 block of Grand Ave. between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. As a result, 14 drivers were not driving our city streets while drunk. Around 1,575 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. The checkpoint was funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety.