Crime Prevention Unit

Crime Prevention Mission Statement

Our mission is to build a partnership between the Department and the community, to empower citizens through crime prevention education, and to promote an environment in which people act individually and collectively to prevent crime and build safer communities.

Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Unit provides educational presentations at community meetings, local school activities and community events.

The unit also encourages suggestions from community leaders on how the Police Department can improve its level of customer service. Crime Prevention staff is proud to receive positive feedback from people whose lives have benefited from members of the team.

The Crime Prevention Unit covers a diverse array of topics that are listed below: 

  • Home and business security
  • Tour of Police Department
  • Auto theft/burglary prevention
  • Personal safety
  • Gang awareness
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Consumer fraud
  • Senior crime prevention
  • Child safety
  • Holiday safety

If you have questions regarding any of these programs, please call (760) 435-4440.

There is a monthly meeting, open to all residents, regarding Neighborhood Watch Block Captains every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Library Community Room, next to the police station at 3855 Mission Avenue in Oceanside, at 6:00 pm. Currently via Zoom. Please email for meeting details.