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Crime Prevention


Crime Prevention Programs and Tips

The following are brief descriptions of the Stockton Police Department's Crime Prevention Programs.  For more information, please click on the links below, at the beginning of each tip.


  • Active Shooter Incidents - An active shooter scenario occurs when one or more armed persons are present in an area or enter an area and have an objective to cause serious injury or death to as many persons as possible.  There are certain things you can do to minimize your chances of becoming a victim.
  • Alarms - A burglar alarm can be a deterrent to crime.
  • Auto Theft Prevention - In 2009, the City of Stockton had 2,787 vehicles stolen.  In many of the thefts, the victims left their vehicle unattended and unlocked, while their vehicle was warming up.  Learn tips to avoid becoming a victim of auto theft.
  • Business Watch - By sharing information with other businesses, you will become more aware of what is happening in your area.
  • Crime Prevention and Reporting - By working together, we can help fight crime in our community in the most effective way, before it begins.  Also, critical in combating crime is the willingness of our community members to report crime and suspicious activity.
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing Program - This program is solution-oriented and designed to be easy, yet very effective in reducing the incidence of crime on rental property.  The program uses a three-part approach, which ensures the crime prevention goal while maintaining a tenant-friendly approach.
  • Identity Theft
    Identity theft is the unauthorized use of personal identifying information.
  • Internet Fraud
    Learn what to do if you are the victim of Internet fraud.
  • Neighborhood Watch
    Neighbors working together to stop crime in their area.
  • Panhandlers - Make a difference and consider donating to a non-profit organization that addresses health, education and income needs in our community.
  • Personal Safety - Don't be a Victim!
  • Scams & Conn Protection
  • What would you say if someone called on the phone and offered a free gift, just for allowing them to verify your credit card number and expiration date?  Learn what you should do. 
  • Sex Offender Maps 
  • California's Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local communities may protect themselves and their children. Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan's Law.

  • Stockton Police Online Services

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/2/2013