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COMMUNITY POLICING 
The American Canyon Police Department believes in the philosophy of Community Policing. It takes the cooperation of both the residents and the Police Department to ensure that we live and work in a safe community. Officer Jeff Scott is our Community Resource Officer, who is responsible for working with the citizens in our neighborhoods coordinating Neighborhood Watch, and proactive crime prevention programs. All of our Officers have the training and knowledge to assist you in any concerns you have regarding your neighborhood or community.

If you have any questions regarding your neighborhood and would like to talk to Officer Scott, contact him at (707) 551-0600.

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED) CPTED is a proactive crime prevention strategy that is based on the premise that the design of our environment directly affects our behavior. If you would like some tips on crime prevention strategies or to schedule a review of your property, please contact the police department or click on the following link to view more information on CPTED.  

DARE PROGRAM
The American Canyon Police Department participates in the DARE Program in our local elementary schools. DATE IMAGE TWOWe believe strongly in the DARE program. DARE, along with parents and school officials, is a vital resource for children to learn about making good decisions. DARE is presented at Napa Junction, Donaldson Way, and Canyon Oaks Elementary. A Life Skills Program is also taught at American Canyon Middle School.

The Police Department is committed to working with the school district and parents to ensure that our children have a safe educational environment.

VOLUNTEERING
The American Canyon Police Department has an active Citizen Volunteer Program. The program consists of local citizen volunteers that assist the Police Department with various programs. These program consists of assisting at the Elementary Schools, special events, the front counter, and various projects for the officers and sergeants. The Police volunteers do a great job for the Police Department and the community.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Police Technician Kim Wilkinson at (707) 551-0600.

CAR SEAT PROGRAM
Police Technician's Kim Wilkinson and Kim Stallcop share in the responsibility of the Child Seat Program. Both are certified to install your child's car seat. If you are interested in more safety information please refer to the following links.

If you are interested in having a Police Technician help you install your child's car seat, call (707) 551-0600 or (707) 648-0171 to schedule an appointment.

MOTORCYCLE TRAFFIC UNIT
Officer Christopher Roberts and Officer Dave Mustard are our motorcycle traffic officers. Commuter traffic and the surrounding highways impact the City of American Canyon. Keeping our local streets and highways safe is a high priority for our citizens, so traffic education and enforcement is very important to the American Canyon Police Department. If you have any traffic related questions, contact Officer Roberts or Officer Mustard at (707) 551-0600.

HELMET PROGRAM
The American Canyon Police Department has bike helmets available for local residents at no cost. Local service clubs and the Napa County Sheriff's Athletic League (SAL) has donated the funds for these helmets. If you are interested in a helmet, or know a child that needs a helmet, come by the Police Department at 911 Donaldson Way East and ask for the Police Technician.

BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS
Wear a helmet! The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet. Children under 18 years of age are required to wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet that is ANSI or SNELL approved.

Follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic laws.

Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against. Stay as far to the right as possible.
Use appropriate hand signals.

Respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stop lights.

Stop and look left, right and left again before entering a street or crossing an intersection. Look back and yield to traffic coming from behind before turning left.

Adult supervision of child cyclists is essential until you are sure a child has good traffic skills and judgment.

Cycling should be restricted to off-roads (e.g. sidewalks and paths) until age 10.

Children should be able to demonstrate riding competence and knowledge of the rules of the road before cycling with traffic.

For more bicycle safety tips visit California Highway Patrol.

HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!

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