Community Programs

Community Programs primarily fall under the Readiness, Education, and Outreach (REO) Bureau which combines the functions of Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, and Community Outreach.

Community Outreach and fostering positive community relations with citizens and businesses in the city is essential to a thriving and safe community. The Chino Police Department prides itself in providing numerous ongoing opportunities, both formally and informally, for members of the community to positively interact with personnel as well as educate and prepare themselves.

Readiness

Readiness
The Readiness component focuses on making sure residents, businesses, and employees are properly informed and trained on how to prepare, respond, and recover in the event of a disaster.

The Department hosts annual community workshops and also provides presentations for community groups upon request. In addition, numerous community partnerships have been developed to create working groups that meet to share resources and information relevant to preparedness. The partnerships include, but are not limited to faith-based groups/churches, utility agencies, schools, government organizations, and service clubs.

We also offer the Listos program which is a basic emergency and disaster readiness public education program for Spanish-speaking populations with a grass-roots approach. The purpose of Listos is to provide very basic resources to Latino populations for emergency readiness in an environment in which they feel comfortable. Topics include:

•Identifying Vulnerabilities
•Creating a communication plan 
•Important Document Back – Up
•Fire Extinguisher Use
•First Aid 
•Utilities Shut-off 

The City of Chino participates in the annual Shake Out where millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18 a.m. on October 18. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

If you are interested in a group presentation or would like to get your organization involved in emergency preparedness activities, please contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Chris Wolff at 909.334.3084 or cwolff@chinopd.org.

Education

Education
Community education is a key component of Crime Prevention and is one of the main focuses of REO. Through these programs, residents of all ages, from toddler to senior, can partner with the Police Department to keep themselves and the community safe.

The following programs are available free of cost to community members:

Safety Presentations: Available upon request for community groups, businesses, and schools of any age on a variety of safety topics such as home/personal safety, bullying, internet safety, and drug prevention and education.

Station Tours: Available upon request for local community groups.

Neighborhood Watch: Get your neighborhood together to learn about how to keep your home and community safe. Presentations by police personnel are provided to Neighborhood Watch Groups to educate and inform them on crime trends and crime prevention techniques.

Citizen Academy: This bi-annual 9-week program is hosted at the Chino Police Department and entails classroom presentations, activities, and demonstrations one night a week for three hours. The objective of the program is to educate the community on the various aspects of law enforcement, build relationships, and create ambassadors. Participants must be 18+ and work, live, or attend school in Chino.

Youth Academy: The youth version of the Citizen Academy takes place once per year during the summer over four consecutive days. Students participate in activities, presentations, demonstrations, and field trips highlighting the various aspects of the law enforcement profession. Students must be entering high school, and live or attend school in Chino.

M.A.P.S.: The Mentoring Alliance of Police and Students (M.A.P.S.) program combines all of the youth programs available for schools. Check out the M.A.P.S. guide to see details on the programs available and how to coordinate hosting them for your Chino classroom or school.

If you are interested in a group presentation or would like more information on any Crime Prevention programs, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Amy Avila at 909.334.3173 or aavila@chinopd.org.

Outreach

Outreach
Our outreach efforts are aimed at creating opportunities for positive community engagement where personnel can interact with community members on an informal basis and foster ongoing relationships. 

The Department participates in several community and City functions throughout the year. The largest community outreach event is National Night Out. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities in the U.S. on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

If you would like to request an outreach booth for your community event or would like more information on National Night Out, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Amy Avila at 909.334.3173 or aavila@chinopd.org.

Volunteer

If you would like to get involved by Volunteering consider joining the Chino Cares Volunteer Program or other police department volunteer opportunities