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Mar 01

Monthly Tip - Report Suspicious Activity

Posted on March 1, 2017 at 8:39 a.m. by Brea Police Department PIO

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The Brea Police Department serves a population of approximately 41,000 residents, business and commercial locations, all within about 12 square miles.  While the Brea Police Department is constantly patrolling the city, the men and women of the department cannot actively police every square inch of our city at all times. Therefore we encourage residents and visitors serve as the eyes and ears in the community for our dispatchers and officers. The best way to decrease crime is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Give criminals the message if they are in our neighborhoods, and about to commit a crime, they are being watched – not ignored – through a joint effort by our residents and the police department.

If you witness suspicious activity in your neighborhood, or see something that doesn't sit right with you, please pick up the phone and call our department’s non-emergency dispatch number at (714) 990-7911 – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As always, if you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency, remember to dial 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. We make many great arrests based on citizens reporting to us about unfamiliar people or suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods.

As members of a greater community, we are all responsible for its protection, as safety does not simply end at a property line. Get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood, remain alert, and never hesitate to call your police department. Please do not assume your neighbors have called the police. We prefer to receive 3 calls about suspicious activity than none at all. 


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