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Be observant as you enjoy City parks

Updated April 28, 2017

As summer begins, many residents will begin frequenting the City's parks. Others will walk or drive by these neighborhood parks on a regular basis. There is an extremely low number of incidents reported in the local parks, but reports usually occur after the fact and deal with items such as vandalism and graffiti.

As the "eyes and ears" of the Cerritos Sheriff's Station/Community Safety Center in a Neighborhood Watch, residents are asked to make a point to observe activities from their residences, or whenever they pass by a park. If you are in a park, take a moment to look closely at the facilities. If you notice any suspicious people or vehicles, call the Cerritos Sheriff's Station immediately at (562) 860-0044. If there is graffiti, please contact the Graffiti Hotline at (562) 916-1233.

While parks are a place for recreation and relaxation, they are also a lure for those who are looking for a place to congregate with sometimes illegal intentions. Keep in mind that parks in the City are closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Alcohol cannot be consumed on the premises.

By being aware and observant of your surroundings, we can work together to help ensure that our parks will be a safe place for our family, friends and neighbors to enjoy.


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