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Captain’s Advisory Board meeting March 18th

A Captain’s Advisory Board meeting was held on March 18th.   Here are topics that were covered:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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”  .
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Captain’s Advisory Board

One of our own is serving on the recently-formed SDPD Northern Division Captain’s Advisory Board. What is the Captain’s Advisory Board?

The Captain’s Advisory Board was reinstated by our new Northern Division Police Captain, Jerry Hara. The Police Advisory Board is made up of officers and community members from the Northern Division. Our Northern Division is made up of neighborhoods including Bay Ho, Bay Park, Clairemont Mesa North, East and West, La Jolla, Mission Bay Park, Mission Beach, Torrey Pines, University City and Pacific Beach. There are over 20 people on the Board. Block Captains and residents from different areas.The purpose of the Board is to promote a 2-way dialog between the Police and residents about community issues. This helps our Police tailor their policing approach to our needs. Marcella Teran is our Representative. She was selected to participate on the Board because of her involvement in the Pacific Beach Neighborhood Watch (PB NW). Under her leadership, Neighborhood Watch groups in PB have grown from 13 to 53!


Enforcement of Alcohol License Conditions

QUALITY OF LIFE AND POLICE ENFORCEMENT:  In 2013, SDPD implemented pro-active enforcement of alcohol license conditions and entertainment permit conditions at bars and restaurants in PB.

Officers routinely check for compliance with conditions such as occupancy limits, security staffing and noise mitigation.  Police say compliance has increased across the board and is having positive impacts.  In the last two years, SDPD has also gone undercover to investigate “over-serving” and has cited and fined several bartenders.


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Neighborhood Watch grows

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH:
We have over 53 Neighborhood Watch (NW) groups in Pacific Beach and the police are using us as a model for other communities to follow! NW allows neighbors to connect in-person with each other, which makes our neighborhoods safer and builds our community. NW allows residents to have direct communication with the police about issues that concern them. It’s easy to start a NW – just email Marcella Teran and she will assist you and answer any questions you may have. marcellateran@gmail.com


Support Police With Bicycle Lights & Sirens

A SavePB.org Communication
November 8, 2011

PAESAN-Police-Fundraiser Flyer

Contributing to the Police Bicycle Resource Program is a good way to help our police officers enforce the law and deter crime in Pacific Beach.

According to police, a few weeks ago at about 12:30 a.m. on a Friday, officers spotted a white Toyota near Dawes and Missouri streets that was reported to have been used in at least three similar robberies there. Two men armed with knives, including a women driver, were apprehended. Police officers were able to approach the suspects unnoticed on their bikes.

Police say that bikes are effective tools to provide stealth as well as place them on the street interfacing with the public. However, our Northern Division police cannot use all of their bikes because they are short on necessary equipment.

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PB Planning Oceanfront Strategic Plan

A SavePB.org Communication
October 8, 2011

Dear SavePB member,

You can help plan the future of our Oceanfront in Pacific Beach!

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) is working on a Vision for future improvements of the PB Oceanfront between Grand Ave and Pacific Beach Dr. This will likely include circulation and parking, commercial land use, parks and open space, and community facilities and services.

PBPG Commercial and Residential Sub-committee
Special Meeting – South Pacific Beach Oceanfront Strategic Plan
Thursday, October 13, 2011
5:30pm – 7pm
1503 Grand Ave, 92109

AGENDA
I. Call to Order and Introductions (5-10 min)
II. Background: PB Community Plan, PBPG, historical perspective (10 min)
III. Developing a Vision and Goals (40 min)
IV. Strategies, Work plan, Next steps (20 min)