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Community Outreach Program 

Community OutreachThe City is proactively evaluating neighborhoods to create a community outreach program designed to maintain the integrity and safety of neighborhoods and enhance quality of life.

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016:

  • CheckBox-2020Create a proactive inspection program that will help eliminate blight in neighborhoods and track violations observed during proactive inspections
  • CheckBox-2020Create a public outreach program to inform the community of trending Community Preservation issues and educate the public on how to address those issues and track problems identified by the community; monitor City's Resident Service Center requests
  • Increase public outreach efforts to educate the community on neighborhood safety and track feedback from the community to the Sheriff's Department

Crime Reduction Strategy 

Crime ReductionThe City is committed to developing a comprehensive, multi-faceted crime reduction strategy that prevents and combats crime and maintains the City's "safest city" designation.

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016:

  • Create the "Strategies for a Safer Santa Clarita Valley" crime reduction plan
  • CheckBox-2020 Reduce the number of specific Part 1 Crimes, robberies, and aggravated assaults by 3 percent

DFYIT 

DFYITThe Drug Free Youth in Town program is a free, school-based, voluntary, anti-drug club for junior high and high school students that provides a positive peer network for Santa Clarita teens.

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017:

  • Increase overall DFYIT membership by 15 percent above the FY 2015-2016 enrollment.
    • Early 2017 - 13 Lifeline Assemblies to be held for all 6th graders to encourage participation
    • Late 2017 - NEW PROGRAM NAME and BRANDING will be announced
  • Increase participation of 9th grade students by 10 percent
    • Strategies identified at the Leadership and High School Summits will be implemented with a focus on increasing 9th grade memberships. 

Progress Updates 

  • 870 new 7th grade students registered
  • 169 new 9th grade students registered
  • A Leadership Summit for student leaders and advisors was held on Oct. 11, 2016
  • Jr. High and High School Summits for all DFYIT members to be held on Nov. 1 and Nov. 15. 2016

Year 1: Goal for 2015 - 2016

  • CheckBox-2020 Increase DFYIT membership by 20% above the 2014-2015 enrollment.
    • DFYIT membership has increased by 52% over the last school year, with membership this school year at 2,683 members, an from the 2014-2015 school year enrollment of 1,762 members.

Visit the DFYIT Website

 


Emergency Preparedness at City Facilities 

Emergency PreparednessThe City ensures Santa Clarita personnel and facilities are prepared for emergencies and natural disasters through training programs, safe structures and adequate inventory of emergency supplies.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Provide up to three trainings on active shooter response
    • An active shooter training was conducted on August 12, 2016 for the Canyon Country Community Center Part-Time staff. All city facilities were assessed for safe zone capacities.
    • Coordinating two Active Shooter Trainings for City Staff in November 2016 with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Survival and Tactic Training Unit. 

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016:

  • CheckBox-2020Provide three focused emergency management trainings to City staff
    • City staff provided 11 training sessions on emergency management including Crisis Tactics, Psychological First Aid, Active Shooter, Disaster Incident Field and Recovery Documentation, and CPR and First Aid.
  •  CheckBox-2020Complete the update of the Hazard Mitigation Plan
    • The update of the Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by the City Council in November, 2015.
  •  CheckBox-2020Complete 30 percent of supply purchases for the shelter operations container
    • Achieved 30% of supply purchases for the shelter operations container in August 2015.
  • CheckBox-2020Increase shelter operations container capacity with equipment and supplies to 60 percent

Fire Station 104

Fire StationThe City is working with the L.A. County Fire Department to build Fire Station 104 along Golden Valley Road.

 

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017: 

  •  To create a plan to include financing, planning and construction costs, and determine the construction timeline

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016:

  • To create a plan to include financing, planning and construction costs, and determine the construction timeline
  • CheckBox-2020 To present an agreement to extend the property lease for temporary Fire Station 104 to the City Council for consideration

Progress Updates:

  • Architects approved by CEO and Fire Department in September. Plans will take roughly five months to adjust for code/title 24 changes/green code. Timeline is one year from Board approval with estimated cost at $18 million.  Next steps include City staff meeting with County and finalizing the design and getting approval from the Board. 
  • Staff worked with the LA County Real Estate Division staff and both parties reached consensus on the terms of the proposed Lease Agreement. The agreement was approved by the City Council on August 25, 2015, and was fully executed.

Visit the L.A. County Fire Department Website

Santa Clarita Regional Office Number: (661) 286-8821


Sheriff's Station

Sheriff Station Map

The City is looking to identify funding and build a new Sheriff’s Station in Santa Clarita.

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017:

  • Prepare and advertise the RFP for civil design and CEQA
  • Prepare and advertise the RFP for construction cost estimating services.
  • Award contract for Architecture and Engineering design services for plans and specifications.
  • Identify and quantify offsite improvements.

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016:

  • CheckBox-2020Facilitate meetings with City and County staff to identify funding and negotiate process

 Progress Updates:

  • On May 24, 2016, the Santa Clarita City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which provides joint funding by the County of Los Angeles and the City of Santa Clarita. 
  • On May 31, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the MOU.
  • The new station will be located on City-owned property on Golden Valley Road between Centre Pointe Parkway and Robert C. Lee Parkway.

Visit the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station Website


Special Enforcement Teams 

The City is currently assessing the opportunity for special enforcement teams to target specific areas of crime, such as the Crime Impact Team, Domestic Highway Enforcement Team, Community Oriented Policing Team (homeless intervention), and Special Assignment Team.

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • Continue exploring the use of predictive policing and technology to help identify crime trends and geographical "hot spots" and make determination on their future use.

Progress Updates:

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016:

  • CheckBox-2020 Explore the use of predictive policing and technology to help identify crime trends and geographical "hot spots" and make determination on their future use.
    • City staff and Sheriff personnel attended two social media scanning software demonstrations (Media Sonar and Geofeedia) in August 2015. The LASD is currently negotiating a contract to make Media Sonar software available to individual stations.
    • The Sheriff's Station is currently monitoring crime trends and generating weekly reports created by Zone Deputies and the Detective Bureau. The Captain meets with these teams on a weekly basis to adjust strategies and focus in order to prevent crime.

Technological Resources for Sheriffs 

Technological ResourceThe City is investing in technological resources to improve the operations of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and increase the quality of service provided to the community.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Explore the use of new technologies, such as predictive policing, to determine the feasibility of use in Santa Clarita
  • CheckBox-2020Implement use of electronic devices

Progress Updates:

 

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016:

  • CheckBox-2020Outfit 10 patrol vehicles with technology to enhance community policing such as ALPRs and citation devices
    • Funds for two ALPR trailers and for two in-car ALPR's were appropriated through the FY 15-16 budget process and approved to purchase by the City Council.
    • The Council Public Safety Committee met on June 29, 2015 to receive a presentation regarding LASD's investigation in to the use of body-worn cameras for on-duty uniformed personnel.
  • CheckBox-2020Explore the use of new technologies, such as predictive policing, to determine the feasibility of use in Santa Clarita
    • The 2015 JAG Grant application was submitted to purchase five electronic ticket writer for the Sheriff's Station as a way to increase accuracy and reduce time spent writing citations.

 

Traffic Enforcement Plan

DriveFocusLiveDevelop a comprehensive traffic safety plan that aims to reduce the number of traffic-related accidents and deaths and encourage safe driving practices.

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016:

  • CheckBox-2020Implement a comprehensive traffic safety plan that directs traffic enforcement based on collision statistics
  • CheckBox-2020 Create public information campaign to enhance public awareness 
  • CheckBox-2020Track the number of traffic related deaths, injuries, and collisions
  • CheckBox-2020Track the number of collisions and reduce collisions by 3 percent

Progress Updates:

  • The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station completed an analysis in June of 2015, utilizing traffic data from 2013 and 2014 to outline strategies to reduce the number of collisions with increased enforcement.
  • Using that data, the City formed the Traffic Safety Team in October 2015.
  • The Communications Division launched the "Drive. Focus. Live." campaign in March 2016.

Visit the Drive Focus Live Website