Chula Vista: Where Public Safety is First!Chula Vista is the second largest city in San Diego and one of the safest cities in the entire region. From 2007 - 2011, violent crime, property crime, and the overall crime rate in the community declined, dropping more than 32 percent in each category. Chula Vista is one of the safest cities in San Diego County.
The police department has enjoyed tremendous success in acquiring grants and other funding to support public safety. Notably, in the last ten years, the department has received more than $50 million in grants, and $25 million from other external sources. A recent $750,000 grant was awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to fund six officer positions to be filled with recent military veterans.
The Chula Vista Police Department has long leveraged resources to provide exemplary service while ensuring fiscal responsibility. Because of its reputation as a progressive leader among law enforcement agencies, the department has often been used as a test site for new technologies. For example, in 2008 the department was the first in the country to promote a web-based community notification system, Nixle. Today, Nixle is used by more than 6,500 municipalities throughout the United States.
In 2011, the police department opened a storefront office at the Otay Ranch Town Center mall, offering residents of eastern Chula Vista convenient access to various services. The office space is provided at no cost to the City and is staffed primarily by Senior Volunteer Patrol officers, a group of trained and uniformed volunteers that help deliver the department's many services.
The Chula Vista Police Department believes the best defense against crime is embracing the community and engaging residents to be involved in the safety of Chula Vista. From the Citizen Academy and Town Hall meetings, to the annual National Night Out Against Crime, Chula Vista Police welcomes the opportunity to work side by side with residents to promote safety, crime prevention, and neighborhood spirit.
We share a vision to improve the quality of life in Chula Vista through pro-active involvement with the community.