Chief Shields tried out a new bike before the July 4 Parade started. How soon before he’s riding this one up Mt Diablo as well?
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Chief Shields tried out a new bike before the July 4 Parade started. How soon before he’s riding this one up Mt Diablo as well?
Annual safety briefing before the annual July 4 parade. Thanks to our friends at Search and Rescue, CONTRA COSTA SHERIFF-OFFICIAL PAGE Alameda County Sheriff's Office SWAT and ATF for helping us keep our event safe.
Whether out and travelling or having a staycation, have a wonderful, fun and safe July 4!
We are two days away from the July 4 holiday and we wanted to put out some reminders once again about some basics for public safety and the safety of your pets.
1. All Fireworks are illegal in Contra Costa County. We know that fireworks are fun, and are a part of the 4th of July, but with the very dry conditions and wildfire danger, it is more important than ever to adhere to the law and refrain from using them.
2. Along the same lines, keep your pet safe during the holiday. Many animals are very susceptible to loud noises and can become very agitated by them. The annual Kiwanis July 4 Parade is a raucous and noisy affair. Sirens are blown, music is loud, and the end of the parade is always the Devil Mountain Brigade. The Clampers (as they are known) are a long-standing tradition and end each year's parade with a shotgun salute. If you are planning to bring your pet downtown, be certain that they are leash-trained, handle crowds well, and will not become panicked by the noise of the parade.
3. We have had parents ask about the Devil Mountain Brigade. Yes, they will be here again this year. If your children are upset by the noise, the best suggestion we can give is to have your family watch the parade from down towards the Sycamore Valley Road end of the route. That way, you will hear the Clampers coming long before they get to where you are. That way you can either head out a little early to miss them, or administer ear plugs to your little ones.
4. Heat is not expected to be a major factor this year, but even so it's a good idea to have some sunscreen and some water to stay hydrated. The parade lasts around 2.5 to 3 hours.
5. Parties are also a big part of 4th of July celebrations. If you're going to be drinking, please remember to use a ride-share, taxi or designated driver. Let's make it a happy, fun, and safe July 4!
You don't want this view being spoiled by worries of the safety of your home while you're away. So before you go, sign up for the DPD's Vacation House Check service.
Our amazing VIPs (Volunteers in Police Service) will go out and check while you're gone to make sure everything is a-ok!
To sign up, go to http://www.danville.ca.gov/FormCenter/Police-Department-5/Vacation-House-Checks-44
Chief Shields, along with two of our great VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) Carol Priete and Mark Walker recently helped form the Law Enforcement Wall of Honor at the Special Olympics of Northern California Opening Ceremonies held at UC Davis. Great to see all of those athletes getting out and having their chance to shine!
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Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer O'Sullivan.
It is with a broken heart that we have to share with all of you that earlier today we lost one of our own. While on a call for service in North Sacramento, Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot and killed. She gave her young life while protecting our community.
We are devastated tonight. There are no words to convey the depth of the sadness we feel, or how heartbroken we are for the family of our young, brave officer. The men and women of our police department will continue to do our jobs to protect our community, and we will draw strength from the courage of Tara.
Our hearts are with Tara’s family, whose pain can hardly be imagined. Please hold her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Our runners are ready to go and the torch is leaving Danville and heading for Walnut Creek. Special Olympics Torch Run!
Our runners are limbering up because tomorrow we will be accompanying the Special Olypmics Torch up to Walnut Creek! Alongside runners from CONTRA COSTA SHERIFF-OFFICIAL PAGE and Lafayette Police Department we will take the torch up to our friends at Walnut Creek Police Department If you'd like to support Special Olympics, you can make a donation at https://specialolympics.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.teamParticipants&teamID=6185
Thanks to those of you who stopped to chat with us at this morning’s Coffee with the Cops. Chatting with you all made our day! 👮🏻♀️ 👮 🚓
Another great day at the Youth Citizen Police Academy. Learning fingerprinting, arrest procedures, and taking on the force options simulator!
The Danville Police Department has partnered with CrimeReports.com to provide a forum where businesses and residents can voluntarily register their security camera systems.
In the event of a nearby crime, officers would then let the camera owner know that there is an opportunity to help solve the crime.
The program is completely free and there is no obligation to provide the video footage requested.
If you or your business has security cameras inside or outside, go to www.crimereports.com and click on "Register a Camera" to add your cameras to the list!
We're continuing to get reports of residents receiving a scam phone call from criminals purporting to be law enforcement. In the scam, the criminals will contact a victim, claiming to be the Danville Police. They will talk the victim into purchasing gift cards as a means of avoiding a warrant.
It gets challenging, because the criminals use technology to make it look like the call coming in on your caller ID is from the police department's front desk number, (925) 314-3700.
We can tell you with full confidence that the Danville Police Department will not call you to ask for money, gift cards or anything of that nature over the phone.
If you receive a call like this, simply hang up.
The Heat Advisory has been extended to today, so if you're going to be outside be sure to stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and limit any strenuous activity.
Hot weather and little air movement means tomorrow will be another Spare the Air, Bay Area Day. Remember to limit use of gas-powered devices and avoid any burning. Let's all be mindful of the young, elderly, and those with respiratory conditions who are adversely affected by poor air quality.
Day 1 of our Danville Youth Police Academy. Glad to see these youngsters spending some of their summer break learning about the police.
HEAT ADVISORY TODAY:
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9pm this evening for the East Bay. Temperatures may reach 95-105 degrees today.
If you're going to be outside engaging in labor or strenuous exercise, be sure to dress appropriately, hydrate, take frequent breaks, and stay safe.
In addition, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has determined that today is a Spare the Air Day. Please avoid or limit use of gasoline powered devices today, or any outdoor burning.
It's going to be a warm one today, let's all stay safe!
PG&E may be conducting power shutoffs this weekend as part of their public safety campaign. No locations in Contra Costa County are currently listed. For details on the program, and the plans for shutoffs this weekend, go to https://www.pgecurrents.com/2019/06/07/pg-might-proactively-turn-off-power-for-safety-to-a-number-of-customers/
PG&E today (June 7) said it might be proactively turning power off for safety and conducting a Public Safety Power Shutoff in several Northern California counties within the…
It’s heating up this weekend. If you’re going to be outside exercising, be sure to fill up that water bottle before you go. #stayhydrated
It’s National Doughnut 🍩 Day! And we have a shout-out for Christy’s Donuts for providing us with some celebratory baked goods.
Chief Shields even got in on the fun.
DISCLAIMER: no doughnuts were harmed in the making of these photos. 😁
Danville Police officers assisted Pleasant Hill PD early this morning with a pursuit that ended in Danville. Officers searched near Del Amigo for a short time, and ultimately located and apprehended the suspect on Emerald. A great collaboration between departments that yielded a positive result. #safeneighborhood
The heat is on! So the Danville PD wants to remind you NEVER leave your children or pets in the car, even if it's 'Just for a second.'
Just like adults, children and pets are not built to handle excessive heat. High temperatures can lead to heat stroke, seizures and even death in both children and animals. It doesn't take long for cars to heat up under the summer sun. It's not safe to leave a child or pet in the car for any amount of time, even just to run a quick errand.
It is also illegal to leave children or pets in conditions that present a significant risk to their health and safety. This includes leaving children in a vehicle when the vehicle’s engine is running or the keys are in the ignition, or both.
As summer temperatures continue to rise, be mindful of rapidly rising temperatures inside vehicles, even if the windows are down or cracked.
If you see a child or pet left alone or unsafe inside a vehicle, call 911 immediately.
A big shout-out to Officer James Adams, who today was recognized by the Northern California Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his efforts to stop drunk driving.
At their annual event at the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in Dublin this morning, Officer Adams was honored for conducting 22 DUI arrests in 2018. Chief Allan Shields and Lt. Doug Muse were on hand to celebrate Officer Adams' accomplishment.
Congrats to Officer Adams! We're proud to have you in the community.
Come down to Starbucks on Monday and have a cup of joe with us! We are all set for another Coffee with the Cops on Monday, June 3 from 8-9am at the Starbucks at 1 Railroad Ave (right by the High School.)
Come hang out and chat with us!
Chief Shields came down for a slice! Don't forget, you can go to Mountain Mike's until 9:30pm tonight and 25% of your purchase goes to helping out Special Olympics!
Come have pizza with the police today and help raise money for Special Olympics at the same time!
Today from 11:00 am until 9:30 pm, Mountain Mike's Pizza and DPD will be hosting a fundraiser in support of Special Olympics.
Members of the Danville Police Department will be at Mountain Mike's, 130 Hartz Ave, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. but all through the day 25% of proceeds spent at the restaurant will go directly to Special Olympics.
Take out, delivery, and dine in options are included! (No coupons honored during this event, buffet not included) Just mention the fundraiser and your order will be counted.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT DISASTER?
The San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizens Corps Council (SRVEPCCC) is seeking community feedback on how it can better support emergency preparedness in the San Ramon Valley. Your feedback will be beneficial in understanding how the San Ramon Valley’s emergency preparedness organization can better support you.
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Neighborhoods throughout the Town of Danville are invited to participate in National Night Out 2019!
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work.
This year's event is set for Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Get your neighbors together on National Night Out for a pot-luck, barbeque, ice cream social or just come out to visit and get to know your neighbors.
Police Officers from the Danville Police Department and Town Council members will be visiting each neighborhood registered for National Night Out.
To register for National Night Out in Danville, or for more information, please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Amy Ballock at [email protected] or (925) 314-3717.
We hope everyone has a happy, fun and safe Memorial Day. Just a reminder, the Danville Town offices are closed today. Services will resume as usual on Tuesday.
Congratulations to Officer Nicholas Muller, who graduated from the 7th Class of the Inner Perspectives Leadership Development Program this week.
Thecourse is a principled leadership program, whose primary objective is to give police officers the skills to improve upon and grow their leadership capabilities.
We are proud of Officer Muller, and very happy to have him out on the streets of Danville!
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us! As millions of Americans head out in the family truckster to celebrate with friends and family, the Danville Police Department has some tips for safe driving during this very busy travel weekend.
1. Do not drink and drive. If you will be celebrating with alcohol, choose a designated, sober driver ahead of time or arrange to take public transit or a taxi.
2. Always wear your seatbelt, regardless of your position in a vehicle. Drivers, front passengers, and rear passengers should always buckle up before driving. Use appropriate car seats for infants and children.
3. Eliminate distractions while driving. Do not use headphones or otherwise impair your ability to hear what is going on around you. Keep cell phones tucked away to avoid temptation and enable hands free call options.
4. Allow extra travel time. It is more important to arrive safely, than to arrive at your desired time.
5. If you will be in the car for a long time, make time for brief stops so you can get out of the car and stretch or walk. This will help you stay alert on the roads.
6. Keep your vehicle in good repair. Check tire pressure and oil levels before you hit the road. Make sure all lights on your vehicle are functioning. Fill up your gas tank.
7. Get plenty of rest between long periods of driving. Consider taking turns with another driver or stop to rest if you feel tired.
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!
As we head into graduation season, the Danville Police Department would like to remind the community about the dangers of underage drinking and remind parents of the Town’s Social Host Ordinance. Year after year, law enforcement officers see a spike in alcohol–related incidents and emergencies for youth in the months leading up to and during the summer.
Under the Social Host Ordinance, adults can be held liable if they are providing alcohol, marijuana or other substances to under-age persons. Fines can be as high as $1,000. Under the ordinance, adults can be held accountable even if they are not home when the alcohol is consumed by minors.
It is vitally important to always remember to be the responsible parent and not the friend of your child by not encouraging underage drinking. Ask questions about where teens are going, and don’t be afraid to check in with parents hosting a party to make sure it will be alcohol-free.
For more information on the Social Host Ordinance, contact School Program Coordinator Lauren Brown at (925) 314-3715.
CORRECTION: Four suspects - two men, two women
Do You Know These People?
Danville Police are looking for these four individuals in connection with vehicle burglaries earlier this month at Hap Magee Ranch Park. Suspects are pictured using the victim's credit cards at Alamo and Walnut Creek Safeway stores.
Description of the suspects:
Suspect 1 - White male adult, 35-45 yrs old, 6'2", 190 lb
Suspect 2 - White male adult, 34-45 yrs old, 6'2", 190 lb (facial hair)
Suspect 3 - Asian female adult, 35-45 yrs old, 5'2", 120 lbs
Suspect 4 - Female adult, 35-45, 5'4" yrs old, 140 lbs
Any person with information is asked to contact Detective Arnaudo at (925) 314-3731 or [email protected]
We want to share with you a program announced by PG&E regarding wildfire safety and emergency power shutoffs. Below is a message from our Emergency Services Manager Jeff Hebel:
With summer and the wildfire season fast approaching, now is a good time to take steps to protect your home and your family. This fire season also brings with it a new challenge, Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).
We all recall the devastating fires in Sonoma County and the City of Paradise. These fires cost many lives and destroyed properties and infrastructure. Because of those fires and in an effort to prevent similar events in the future, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has established the PSPS policy. PG&E has communicated with municipalities that in the event of “Extreme fire danger,” the PSPS will be implemented, and power shut off. Decisions on the extent and duration of the shutoff will be made by PG&E staff.
According to the policy, “A Public Safety Power Shutoff will only be done as a last resort during the most extreme fire danger conditions.” They will consider the following criteria when deciding to shut off power:
“Extreme” fire danger threat level
A “Red Flag Warning” is declared
Low humidity levels
Critically dry vegetation
On the ground, real time observations from PG&E crews
PG&E has indicated they will NOT turn power back on until the lines that were shut down are physically inspected by their crews.
In their presentation of the PSPS program they state, “We would make every effort to restore power within 24 hours. However, depending on conditions or if any repairs are needed, outages (weather plus restoration time) could last between 2 to 5 days.
” What does this mean for you? A loss of power affects many things, refrigeration, air conditioning, and medical devices in your home. Local businesses could be impacted, affecting commerce in town.
Town of Danville Emergency Management staff recommends residents prepare for the possibility of a power shutoff. You can go to the following web site for further information: www.pge.com/wildfiresafety
For questions or concerns about the PSPS program and other emergency preparedness issues, contact Emergency Services Manager Jeff Hebel at (925) 314-3368 or [email protected].
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