Crime Prevention is a community responsibility. All members of the community need to work together, in partnership with the Puyallup Police Department, to keep our community resistant to criminal activity. Police cannot be everywhere at all times, so they rely on community members to assist in reporting suspicious activities and people, report crime in a prompt fashion and assist by being a good witness when the need arises. Puyallup Police Department has established several programs to assist community members in this ongoing effort.
For more information on Puyallup Police Department's Crime Prevention Programs, contact:
You CAN prevent vehicle break-ins. A vehicle break-in is the theft of property from your automobile. In 2013, there were 768 vehicle break-ins and 320 vehicle thefts reported in the City of Puyallup. So far in 2014, there have been 492 vehicle break-ins & 242 thefts reported.
These meetings are quarterly meetings for managers and owners of multi-housing (apartment) communities. It is an opportunity to work in partnership with Puyallup Police Department and other managers/owners of multi-housing Communities to share information about suspicious activity or persons, learn crime prevention tips and procedures, as well as partnering with other area multi-housing managers/owners working together to make their properties and residents resistant to crime to create a safe, livable community.
Criminals don't like to be watched, and when they get the feeling that they are being watched, they go elsewhere. This fact is what gives Neighborhood Watch its power.
While eliminating crime completely is the ideal solution, the next best thing is to move it out of your neighborhood! With limited resources, police departments can only do so much to keep our neighborhoods crime-free. By organizing into Neighborhood Watch groups, citizens can provide hundreds or thousands of additional "eyes and ears" to help the police deter criminal activity on their streets, and leave criminals with the distinct impression that they are not welcome in our city!
The Graffiti Eradication Team is comprised of a group of volunteers who are working in partnership with the Puyallup Police Department to remove graffiti from our City. Graffiti is vandalism, a CRIME, and creates an atmosphere of neighborhood insecurity and lowers property values. It is economically detrimental to our City. When seen, it can create a sense of uneasiness and even fear. Therefore, it is important to remove it as soon as possible. The public is asked to report graffiti as soon as possible to Police and/or photograph it and remove it themselves from their own property. The Graffiti Eradication Team is available to work on public property and can advise as well as assist community members with their private property, under certain circumstances. All community members are asked to help with the removal of this blight from our City.
The Puyallup Police Department and over 37 million other citizens, in 16,124 other communities worldwide, celebrate National Night Out Against Crime. Join us for this celebration that encourages families to leave the ‘lights on’ and front porch vigils where neighbors gather together at block parties, cookouts, parades, ice cream socials, and enjoy visits from their Police and Fire Departments!
Questions? Call (253) 841-5531 or email: LIsaacs@ci.puyallup.wa.us
** NOTE: Police visits will be on a first come/first serve basis, although we will do our best to attend all parties registered.
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is a volunteer group dedicated to recognizing, reporting and preventing suspicious activity in our community. These valuable volunteers assist the Puyallup Police Department on an as-needed basis. VIPS are responsible for staffing the Police Department information desk, Disabled Parking Enforcement, radar trailer deployment, assist Police Department staff in the jail and coordinate special events as needed.