Crime Prevention & Services
Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it. Crime Prevention is an active approach utilizing public awareness and preventive measures to reduce crime.
- Building Security
- Community Crime Map
- Child DNA Program
- Megan's Law
- Neighborhood & Business Watch
- Online Services
- Safety Presentations
- Security Inspections
- You Are Not Alone
The City of Orange adopted a Building Security Ordinance in 1979 that was adapted from a California model security ordinance published the previous year. Much like the Building Code, the Security Ordinance (OMC 15.52) outlines specific security standards for all new commercial and residential construction in the city.
The Crime Prevention Unit takes part in every aspect of the development process including Staff Review, Plan Check and on-site inspections. In addition, Crime Prevention is available for security assessments of any home or business in the City of Orange.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a security check of an existing residence or business please contact (714) 744-7327. Click here for details.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the implementation of design and effective use of the built environment to reduce the fear and incidence of crime and disorder. It also strives to elevate the quality of life for residents and visitors.
There are four key principles of CPTED:
The Crime Prevention staff is available for consultation at any stage of development and to provide assessments on existing properties. If you would like input on your project before submitting your application to staff review or would like an assessment, please contact the Orange Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau at (714) 744-7327 to schedule an appointment.
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The Crime Prevention Unit has information on a variety of safety and security subjects. Below are some of the common information brochure that you may download:
Visit the Megan's Law website to see information on registered sex offenders pursuant to California Penal Code § 290.46 so that members of the public can better protect themselves and their families.
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in their communities. It involves:
The Crime Prevention Unit conducts safety presentations for the community including:
Please contact Crime Prevention at (714) 744-7327 to schedule a speaker.
Do you ever wonder if there is a proven cost-effective way to improve the physical security of your home or business? The Orange Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau has the answer - a free confidential security assessment conducted by a security professional! A Crime Prevention Specialist will come to your home or business to evaluate the physical environment and offer low-cost suggestions to make you less likely to experience criminal activity.
So what’s holding you back! Don’t think you have to spend thousands of dollars on alarms and camera systems when an easy fix may do more to prevent the crime. Since our specialist will be giving you recommendations, there is no obligation that you make any of the suggested changes. So what are you waiting for? Make the call today!
If you would like to set-up a security assessment, please contact the Crime Prevention Bureau. We look forward to hearing from you. Click here for our Home Security Handbook.
You Are Not Alone
In keeping with the State's health policy update, and out of an abundance of caution, city-sponsored events, programs, and classes are suspended until further notice. The Orange Police Department You Are Not Alone Program is currently being conducted by phone only and no physical visits are taking place. Thank you.Do you or someone you know live alone? Would you like a safety call from the Orange Police Department? Orange Police Department volunteers provide free welfare checks to Orange residents who primarily live alone or are bedridden through our “You Are Not Alone” (YANA) Program.