Crime Prevention

Overview

Crime Prevention

The City of Rocklin has one of the lowest crime rates of any city of similar population in the state of California. Although there are several factors contributing to our low crime rate, Rocklin's emphasis on crime prevention, community awareness and education, and community oriented policing and problem solving plays a key role.

The City of Rocklin has one of the lowest crime rates of any city of similar population in the state of California. Although there are several factors contributing to our low crime rate, Rocklin’s emphasis on crime prevention, community awareness and education, and community oriented policing and problem solving plays a key role.

The following information provides information about crime prevention for:

  • Business
  • Child Safety
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Fraud Prevention
  • National Night Out
  • Residential
  • Vehicle Safety

Although our patrol division does an excellent job of reacting and responding to crimes in progress, we also recognize the value of committing resources to proactively prevent crime. We have established close partnerships with our schools, neighborhood groups, apartment complexes, senior citizen communities, religious organizations, service clubs, businesses, and the local news media to keep people informed, solve problems, prevent crime, and improve safety.

Since most criminals look for easy opportunities to commit their acts, it makes sense for people to know how typical criminals work and what they look for. By being informed and taking some simple preventative measures, you can significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

Crime Prevention Contact Person

The Rocklin Police Department has a full-time civilian Police Community Programs Coordinator dedicated to crime prevention. Wendy Smith has been in law enforcement since 1989, and is eager to help our community members prevent crime and solve problems.

Wendy has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice, and several years of crime analysis and investigations training and experience.  Wendy enjoys delivering services and presentations to children and adults of all ages.

Programs and Presentations

The Rocklin Police Department offers a wide variety of services, programs, and informational presentations to help our community solve problems and reduce their vulnerability to criminal activity.

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Business

The Rocklin Police Department would like the owners, managers, and employees of Rocklin’s businesses to feel safe and comfortable in their establishments. Our police personnel strive to create and maintain good working relationships with the business community, and regularly work with businesses to solve problems, prevent crime, and when necessary, arrest persons who commit crimes against Rocklin’s businesses.

Safe and Secure Businesses

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Residential

The Rocklin Police Department encourages people to take precautions to make their homes and apartments safe and secure. 

Our Police Community Programs Coordinator, Wendy Smith, can answer questions about home security and provide useful information about locks, lighting, alarm systems, etc. We also offer home security inspections and community presentations on residential security and crime prevention.

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Child Safety

There is no time like the present to make sure you and your children are prepared to deal with strangers and other potentially dangerous situations. 

As a parent or guardian, one of your primary responsibilities is to protect your children from accidents, dangerous situations, and dangerous people. 

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Crime Stoppers

Placer County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization operated by dedicated community volunteers and members from the law enforcement agencies within Placer County.

Placer County Crime Stoppers offers Placer County residents the opportunity to report crimes anonymously through a toll-free number, and receive cash awards when an arrest is made. 

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False Alarm Reduction Program

The Rocklin Police Department is committed to working with responsible alarm owners and encourages a partnership with homeowners, businesses, and alarm company representatives in the administration of the false alarm program. 

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National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity, raise crime prevention awareness, and develop partnerships between the City and the community. National Night Out is always celebrated on the first Tuesday in August, when the weather is typically hot and dry in Rocklin.