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Preventing Crime and Disorder

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Addressing Homeless-Related Problems

Broken DoorIn recent years, the City of Chula Vista, like other communities throughout San Diego County, has experienced an increase in homeless-related concerns. To address these concerns, the Police Department has created a Homeless Steering Committee and developed resources for community members, businesses, and homeless persons. Learn more

Reducing Trespassing Problems

There are several ways to reduce the problem of trespassing, including making the area less conducive to trespassing, and filing a trespass arrest authorization letter with the Police Department. Learn more

Keeping Parties Safe, Quiet, and Free from Underage Drinking

Chula Vista has two ordinances aimed at curtailing loud noise and underage drinking at parties. Find out what you need to know to have fun and be safe.

Neighborhood Watch/Community Crime Prevention Tools

Neighborhood Watch is a community involvement program where residents and business owners partner with police to detect and prevent crime in their communities. Learn more

Reducing Crime and Disorder at Apartment Complexes

As part of a grant project funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Police Department and City Attorney's Office developed a number of resources for tenants and landlords to help improve safety levels and the quality of life at Chula Vista apartment complexes. 

Accessing Crime Statistics and Maps

For crime statistics and automated crime mapping information, please refer to the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) website at

Sex and Arson Related complaints

If you have any concerns regarding a arson or sex registrants, please contact the Chula Vista Police Department Family Protection Unit via email at or by phone at (619) 691-5019.


Tips on Preventing Specific Crimes

• Identity Theft Information • Vehicle Theft and Break-Ins
• Recognizing and Preventing Scams • Personal Safety
• Scam Checklist • Multi-Family Housing Crime Prevention
• Senior Safety • Harden the Target
• You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program (for Seniors) • Be A Good Witness - English  |  Spanish
• Vacation Checks (performed by Senior Volunteer Patrol) • Storage Unit Theft Prevention

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