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Chief's Corner - October 2022 Edition

Red Ribbon Week is observed in October and serves as a great reminder to have important conversations with your loved ones about the dangers of substance abuse.


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Special Olympics Tip-a-Cop Fundraiser - September 20, 2022

Join us Tuesday, September 20, 2022 for a fun evening of great food served by Oceanside's finest all to help benefit our local Special Olympics athletes.


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Investigation Underway After Hit-and-Run Driver Collides with Pedestrian

Investigators are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Sunday, September 18, 2022.


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Fatal Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Collision

In the early morning hours of Friday, September 9, 2022, OPD responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.


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Share Your Input - Community Listening Sessions Hosted By City Gate

Join us at an upcoming Community Listening Session to share your feedback about what matters most to you about the services Oceanside PD provides.


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UPDATE - Missing Juvenile Located

Missing juvenile Kimberly Backhaus has been located.


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Special Olympics Tip-a-Cop Fundraiser - September 20, 2022

Be our guest. Be our guest. Put our service to the test! Join us for dinner and support our local Special Olympics athletes.


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Oceanside Police Searching for Missing Juvenile

OPD seeks the public's assistance in locating missing twelve-year-old child.


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Suspicious Death

At 11:30 am on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, the Oceanside Police Department received a call of a foul odor in the Upper Pond area of Guajome Regional Park. Responding officers located a deceased male person in the water.


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Chief's Corner - September 2022 Edition

September is disaster preparedness month and it is a great time to ask yourself, are you and your household ready?


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Kona Ice with a Cop - Tuesday, August 30

Join the Oceanside Police Department for conversation and a cool treat from the Kona Ice Truck.


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OPD Officers Bring a Peaceful Conclusion To Tense Standoff

Oceanside officers bring a peaceful conclusion to standoff with an armed suspect.


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Community Listening Sessions Hosted By City Gate

Join us to share your feedback about what matters to you most about the services that OPD provides.


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Case Update - Suspect Arrested in June 4 Homicide Investigation

The Oceanside Police Department announces the arrest of suspect in the shooting death of 22-year-old Chelsea Pacheco of Oceanside.


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Oceanside Police to Hold DUI Checkpoint on August 12, 2022

Oceanside Police remind all to drive sober or be pulled over! Officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint this Friday evening at an undisclosed location within Oceanside city limits.


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Chief’s Corner - August 2022 Edition

As summer winds down, we are preparing for back-to-school time. We do not have the staffing to be at every school during drop off and pick up times, so it is very important for everyone to do their part in helping to make travel to and from school safe for our kids.


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Community Survey

Oceanside PD Community Survey – Now Open. We want your input!


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Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision

Oceanside Police identified and arrested the suspect in the June 5, 2022, hit-and-run death of 68-year-old Oceanside resident Cecilia Shu.


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Pizza with the Police - Thursday, July 28

Skip cooking dinner on Thursday, July 28, come out and join the Oceanside Police Department for Pizza with the Police from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Mance Buchanon Park.


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OPD Invites You to Join National Night Out

Working together, we make our communities safer. Join us on Tuesday, August 2, for an evening of family fun at local parks across Oceanside.


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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Investigation

On Sunday, July 17, 2022, at 11:28 pm, Oceanside Police responded to multiple calls of shots heard fired from the area of 1300 N Pacific Street.


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Community Advisory

The Oceanside Police Department is aware of a TikTok video circulating that captures a portion of an altercation that occurred on July 1, 2022, on the 400 Block of Pier View Way.


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Oceanside Officers Receive Top Honors at Ceremony Held by Mothers Against Drunk Driving

OPD's own Officers Killion and Sadler received special recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their life-saving efforts to arrest DUI drivers.


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Case Update - Oceanside Police Identify and Locate Vehicle Believed Involved in June 5 Fatal Hit and Run Collision

Oceanside Police investigators have identified and located the vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred on June 5, 2022.
Investigators thank the public and media for their continued support in sharing the search for those responsible for this crime. Oceanside Police Department investigators continue working to ensure justice is served for both the victim and her family.


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Oceanside Residents Invited to Participate in a Free Catalytic Converter Etch and Catch Event

A part of a multifaceted strategy that the Oceanside Police Department has implemented to address the uptick in catalytic converter thefts occurring nationwide, residents are invited to participate in a free etch and catch event.


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Fireworks Suppression Efforts

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, the Oceanside Police Department wants to stress an important reminder: all consumer fireworks are illegal in the City of Oceanside.


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Working Together to Reduce Wildfire Risks

Evolving climate conditions throughout the state have made wildfires a year-round concern, and the safety of our community is the highest priority. We can all work together to reduce the wildfire risk in Oceanside.


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Chief’s Corner - July 2022 Edition

The Oceanside Police Department has launched a new Community Service Officer program. The department is seeking to hire 30 new Community Service Officers for this exciting new career opportunity.


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Pizza with the Police - Tuesday, June 28

Join your neighbors and the Oceanside Police Department for Pizza with the Police on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at John Landes Park located at 2855 Cedar Road in Oceanside.


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Oceanside Police Launch New Community Service Officer Program

OPD seeks to hire 30 Community Service Officers for this exciting new program designed to promote the personal and professional development of each CSO. The newly expanded CSO program is among many public safety improvements that are moving forward in Oceanside made possible by revenue from Measure X.


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Motorist Dies in Collision After Exiting Vehicle

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 1:28 am, the Oceanside Police Department responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a motorist who appears to have exited his vehicle on Westbound SR-76, just West of Douglas Drive.


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Fatal Single Vehicle Traffic Collision

On Friday June 17, 2022, at 5:25 am, the Oceanside Police Department responded to single vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Cannon Road and Lake Boulevard.


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Homicide Investigation Underway

On June 9, 2022, at 12:29 am, officers responded to a call of a possible shooting victim at John Landes Park.


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Oceanside Police Seek Public Assistance To Identify Suspect In Fatal Hit And Run Collision

The Oceanside Police Department requests public assistance in locating the vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run collision that occurred on June 5, 2022 at approximately 8:19 am in the area of Benet Road and Leepish Drive in Oceanside.


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Case Update - Suspect Identified in June 4 Homicide Investigation

A suspect has been identified in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on June 4, 2022 at approximately 11:44 am in the city of Oceanside. The Oceanside Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspect Vincente Huerta of Oceanside.


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Fatal Shooting Incident

On June 4, 2022 at 11:44 am, officers responded to a medical aid at Bush Street and Archer Street.


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Chief's Corner - June 2022 Edition

Summer time is here, but just because you are on vacation does not mean that criminals are as well. Make personal safety and residential security a priority for your trip. Read on for tips to help keep you protected so you can focus on a fun and relaxing vacation.


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Bike to Work Safety

National Bike to Work Day is May 19, 2022. We have a few tips to help keep you safe on the road.


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Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Traffic Collision

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 4:30 am, the Oceanside Police Department responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian on State Route 76 at Benet Road.


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Join Us For Coffee With A Cop

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm join the Oceanside Police Department for Coffee with a Cop at Fireside Park located at 400 Parkside Drive.


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1 arrested for DUI and 3 drivers cited at an Oceanside DUI Checkpoint

One individual was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of drugs and 3 drivers were cited for either driving on a suspended license or driving without a license, during a DUI checkpoint on April 29, 2022.


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Chief’s Corner - May 2022 Edition

E-bikes have become increasingly popular. Chief Armijo shares safety and theft prevention tips to keep you and your bike safe while you enjoy a ride.


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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 30, 2022 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Drop by Tri-City Medical Center located at 4002 Vista Way in Oceanside between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to responsibly dispose of unwanted medications.


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Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Traffic Collision

On Friday, April 22, 2022, at 8:14 pm, Oceanside Police responded to avehicle versus pedestrian collision call at N El Camino Real and Coco PalmsDrive, Oceanside.


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Put Down the Phone and Just Drive: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Sharing the road safely is a responsibility we all share. The Oceanside Police Department is utilizing funding from a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety to dedicate extra resources to enforce the hands-free cell phone law throughout the month of April.


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Oceanside Police Share Random Acts of Kindness

What started as a Secret Santa Operation in December of 2021 has grown to a year-long project aimed at spreading a little kindness around the city of Oceanside.


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Chief's Corner - April 2022 Edition

Chief Fred Armijo shares volunteer opportunities at the Oceanside Police Department. See how you can get involved here...


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Catalytic Converter Etching Event

The Oceanside Police Department invites you to attend a free Catalytic Converter Etching Event on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event is hosted by Len's Auto Body located at 510 Jones Road in Oceanside.


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Chief's Corner - March 2022 Edition

As we move towards the spring and summer seasons, many of you may be planning vacations. Please take the time to prepare your residence for your absence...


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Plane Crash

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, at approximately 12:46 pm, Oceanside Police responded to the call of a plane crash in the field just shy of the Oceanside Municipal Airport located at Foussat Road and the 76 Highway.


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OPD Cold Case Investigators Solve 27-Year-Old Homicide

On January 1, 1994, at around 7:00 pm, the Oceanside Police Department received a 9-1-1 call requesting assistance at the 300 block of Edgehill Lane in Oceanside.


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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Suspect Arrested

On Monday January 31, 2022, at 7:15 am, Oceanside Police responded to a call from a resident who stated an adult family member, who had been evicted from the residence eight months prior, was refusing to leave the home located at the 3900 Block of Pala Road. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the male adult. Mental health and housing resources were offered. The man was cooperative and compliant with the homeowner’s wishes for him to leave the premises.


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Thirty-Nine Cited During Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

The Oceanside Police Department issued 39 citations for a variety of violations made by bicyclists and drivers during a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation on January 24, 2022.


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Chief's Corner - February 2022 Edition

Chief Armijo shares information about how to prevent becoming a victim of catalytic converter theft.


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2021 Recap: Working to End Homelessness in Oceanside

Many simultaneous efforts are occurring to help end homelessness in Oceanside.


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Homicide Investigation

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 1:49 am, Oceanside Police responded to a call from a passerby of a person laying in the roadway located at 200 Brooks Street.


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Chief's Corner - January 2022 Edition

Chief Armijo shares updates on career opportunities available at the Oceanside Police Department.


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Homicide Suspect Arrested

On Sunday, December 26, 2021, at approximately 5:27 pm, officers from the Oceanside Police Department responded to a medical emergency call at the 100 block of Ely Street.


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Sticky Fingers Suppression Task Force

Undercover and uniformed officers help to support local businesses and shoppers with heightened presence in busy retail parking lots and stores.


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Chief's Corner - December Edition

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays we can become more vulnerable to theft and other crime. Chief Armijo shares seasonal safety tips.


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Oceanside Homeless Shelter Update

To address the growing homeless crisis in Oceanside and to mitigate community impacts, the Oceanside City Council took the next step at its meeting on November 17 to advance Oceanside's first year-round homeless shelter.


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Alcoholic Beverage Control Underage Decoy Operation

On November 18, 2021, Detectives from the Oceanside Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation to check on compliance at off-sale alcohol retail establishments within the City of Oceanside. The Minor Decoy Program uses supervised individuals under the age of 20, who attempt to purchase alcohol at licensed premises.


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Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement to Resume June 21

The City will resume enforcement for street sweeping parking violations beginning June 21, 2021.


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Update: S. Oceanside Boulevard Homeless Encampment

In February 2021, an organized encampment began on South Oceanside Boulevard.


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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Drop off unused prescriptions with no questions asked.

OPD will be at Tri-CIty Medical Center 4002 Vista Way on Saturday, April 24th, from 10am-2pm.


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Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement to Resume June 21

The City will resume enforcement for street sweeping parking violations beginning June 21, 2021.


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Measure X Projects Update

Measure X is the 1/2 cent sales tax measure passed in November 2018 by Oceanside voters. The revenue from the 1/2 cent is slated specifically for public safety, road repairs, improved infrastructure, and addressing homelessness in the City of Oceanside.


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City Actions on Homelessness

The City of Oceanside is working every day to address this very complex issue. The issue of homelessness has and continues to be a top priority.


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Oceanside's Next Police Chief Announced

Oceanside City Manager Deanna Lorson announced today that Oceanside Police Captain Fred Armijo will be the City of Oceanside’s 19th Police Chief.


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Questions on Homelessness

For questions about homelessness in Oceanside, please read through.


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What you need to know about Catalytic Converter Theft and Prevention

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There has been an increase in catalytic converter thefts throughout San Diego County and Oceanside.


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Catalytic Converter Thefts

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THERE HAS BEEN A STARTLING INCREASE IN CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS IN OCEANSIDE




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Captain Fred Armijo Named Interim Police Chief

City Manager Deanna Lorson announced today that Oceanside Police Captain Manuel (Fred) Armijo will serve as Interim Police Chief after Chief Frank McCoy retires on December 28, 2020.


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Regional Stay at Home Order Extended

A Regional Stay at Home Order was announced by state officials due to the ICU bed capacity in the Southern California region dropping below 15%.


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Oceanside Police Chief Survey Results

After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief McCoy announced that he plans to retire.




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More Indoor Businesses to Re-Open August 31

Today, the Governor announced a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria.


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Police Chief Announces Retirement

After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy announced earlier this month that he plans to retire in October, 2020. McCoy has served as Oceanside’s Police Chief since January, 2006 and is the longest serving Police Chief in the history of the department.


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COVID-19 Snapshot & City Assistance Programs

Get a current COVID-19 snapshot of our region and learn about City assistance programs.


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SCAM ALERT: Robocalls

Several Oceanside residents have reported a “robocall” telephone scam stating that they “have a time limit to pay their water utility bill or it will be shut off. Press one to pay by credit card…”


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State Rolls Back More Indoor Operations

Today, the State of California announced that more indoor business operations should close, effective Wednesday, July 15, for counties on the State Monitoring List, including San Diego County.


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San Diego County Joins State Watch List; Certain Business Operations Rolled Back

The State of California Department of Public Health has been monitoring each County for specific metrics to gauge state actions in response to the spread of COVID-19.


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Beach Parking Lots Temporarily Closed July 3-5

Oceanside beach parking lots west of the railroad tracks, with the exception of certain Harbor lots near the Harbor Village, will be closed from Friday, July 3 at 8:00 a.m. through Monday, July 6 at 8:00 a.m.


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Health Order Regulations Rolled Back

Restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries that are licensed to service food must close by 10:00 p.m. until further notice.


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COVID-19 Related Update

The State unveiled a new site yesterday that uses multiple "dashboards" to illustrate real-time COVID trends, and the forecast of trend lines into the future if current conditions continue.


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July 3 Fireworks Display Postponed

The annual July 3 fireworks display in celebration of Oceanside’s birthday will be postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 Public Health Order restrictions on large gatherings. The recent news of growing “community outbreaks” reinforced this decision. A new date will be announced in the future…Stay tuned!


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Oceanside Police Department Policies

The City of Oceanside Police Department utilizes a community policing approach and embraces positive relationships with the community.


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Chief McCoy Bans Use of Carotid Restraint Technique

As the Police Chief of Oceanside, I have made the decision to ban the Carotid Restraint, commonly referred to as a “chokehold” as a restraining option for our of?cers


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A Letter from the Police Chief

The events surrounding the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis are some of the most alarming and upsetting circumstances that I've seen in my 37 years in Law Enforcement.


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Places of Worship & Hair Salons / Barbershops to Reopen

The Governor announced that both Houses of Worship and Hair Salons / Barbershops may reopen with modifications, per County approval. Nail salons were not included in the reopening announcements today.


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Dine-In Restaurants & In-Store Retail to Reopen

Late last night, the State of California approved San Diego County to move father into Stage Two of the California Resiliency Roadmap.

In-person dining at restaurants and in-store retail shopping are now permitted, with businesses enacting social distancing measures and following various restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


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Message from the Mayor - More Businesses to Reopen Soon

I’m excited to relay that yesterday, the Governor determined that Counties may move at their own pace into "Stage 2 Reopening" of certain businesses, as long as they attest to, and meet certain benchmarks. Dr. Wooten, Public Health Officer, confirmed that San Diego County does qualify to meet the new metrics.


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A Letter from the Chief of Police

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On May 11, 2020, Sheriff Gore released a statement explaining the challenges facing law enforcement and the position we are in as it relates to the Public Health Orders and the Governor's Stay at Home Order.


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COVID-19 Update - More sector guidelines issued

The State estimates that 70% of the California economy has reopened. Today, the State released more specific guidelines today for readying to reopen other sectors, such as Offices (that cannot telework), malls and strip malls (for curbside/outdoor pickup), and outdoor museums.



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Letter from Mayor Peter Weiss

Today, Councilmember Rodriquez issued a letter that expressed his personal views. That letter reflects the opinion of the author and is not the official position of the City.


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California Enters Stage Two of Reopening

Governor Newsom cleared the way for some manufacturing, logistics, and retail businesses to reopen tomorrow. This marks California's entry into "Stage 2" of the Road Map to Recovery.


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Steps Toward Reopening Oceanside

On Monday, Governor Newsom cleared the way for some businesses to reopen at the end of the week, with County officials in agreement


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Oceanside COVID-19 Recap

As of May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public they come within 6 feet of another person, or whenever they enter a business. Homemade face coverings, bandannas, scarves and neck gaiters are all OK.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Update: New County Health Directive

San Diego County Public Health Officials announced several new directives at a press conference last week. Beginning Friday, May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public that they come within 6 feet of another person. The face coverings can be as simple as a scarf, a bandana, or a homemade mask.


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Beaches Open for Limited Use

Oceanside beaches are open for limited use, beginning at dawn on Monday, April 27, 2020.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

The San Diego County Department of Health posts late afternoon updates on confirmed cases in the County. As of this writing, there are 1454 confirmed cases in the County and 31 confirmed cases in Oceanside.


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COVID-19 - Oceanside Recap

The San Diego County Department of Health posts daily late afternoon updates on confirmed cases in the County. Through Saturday, April 4, 2020, there were 1209 confirmed cases in the County and 29 confirmed cases in Oceanside.


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Message from the Mayor

We are all deeply concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our community, our families, and our loved ones. Please know that the Oceanside City Council, along with our entire City organization, are working with our colleagues in neighboring cities, the county, the state and congressional elected officials, non-profits, and our private sector partners to identify needs, resources, and services for our community.


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Oceanside Issues Full Beach Closure

The City of Oceanside has determined that a full beach closure is necessary to enforce the San Diego County Health Order dated April 2, 2020. Oceanside Beaches are ordered closed to the public for all activities, including water activities such as surfing, effective midnight tonight, April 3, 2020, until further notice.


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The Oceanside Tide - April 2020

Learn about Oceanside-related COVID-19 resources and news in the April Oceanside Tide newsletter.


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Oceanside Police Department Lobby Closure

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Oceanside Police Department Lobby Closure 3855 Mission


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Suspended: Station Tours and Ride Alongs

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All station tours and ride alongs are suspended Due to Covid-19 Concerns.


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COVID-19 Update: Playgrounds / Beach Lots Closed

In order to limit occupancy due to social distancing regulations and minimize the spread of COVID-19, City of Oceanside playgrounds and beach parking lots will close during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Updates

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order directing all to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical sectors and to protect health and well-being of all Californians. The Governor’s Office released a list of job sectors with clarifying details.


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Special City Council Actions / COVID-19 Updates

The Oceanside City Council held a special meeting today to adopt a resolution to ratify the Proclamation of Local Emergency signed Monday, March 16, 2020, by the Director of Emergency Services. This step enables the City to take additional legal, operational, and recovery measures that may be needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting communities in San Diego County and across the nation.


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Message from Mayor Peter Weiss

The health and safety of the Oceanside community is paramount. Oceanside Public Safety Officials and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency are working closely to monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19 and we are mobilized to respond in our region.


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City of Oceanside Declares Emergency Declaration

Based on the rapidly evolving challenges to protect public health and safety related to the spread of COVID-19, Oceanside City Manager Deanna Lorson in her capacity as the City’s Director of Emergency Services signed a Proclamation of Local Emergency today. The emergency proclamation will be considered for ratification by the Oceanside City Council at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.


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3/11/2020 COVID-19 Update

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Oceanside Public Safety Officials and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency are working closely with federal and state partners to monitor the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and are mobilized to respond in our region.


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Public Safety Officials Monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19)

City of Oceanside public safety personnel are closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus. The novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation.


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