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NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

Neighborhood Watch (Under Consideration)

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make neighborhoods safer. Neighborhood Watch was started in 1972 and is now sponsored by the National Sherriff’s Association. The program relies on citizens to organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their neighborhoods, while demonstrating their presence. Neighborhood Watch works because it reduces opportunities for crime to occur; it doesn’t rely on altering or changing the criminal’s behavior or motivation. The Montage at Mission Hills Homeowners Association works cooperatively with the Cathedral City Police Department. To contact a member of the Board of Directors to see how you can become more involved with Neighborhood Watch in the future Click Here.

To link to crime prevention and safety resources on the Cathedral City Police Department website Click Here.

To link to the RAIDS (Regional Analysis and Data Sharing) crime map for Cathedral City Click Here.

For information about crime statistics and trends from the Cathedral City Police Department Click Here.

Cathedral City Notification System

You can receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Cathedral City Notification System. This system enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

When you subscribe you will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You select where and how to receive these communications. You can sign up for the Notification by completing the online form which you can reach by Clicking Here.

Report Suspicious Activity

You can report suspicious activities to the Cathedral City Police Department by completing a confidential online Suspicious Activity report. You can access the online report by Clicking Here.

Report Grafitti

You can report graffiti found within the City of Cathedral city to the Cathedral City Police Department by completing a confidential online Graffiti Report. You can access the online report by Clicking Here.

Cathedral City Police Department Mandatory Alarm User Permit

The Cathedral City Police Department utilizes a Verified Alarm Response Policy (VAR) to evaluate and respond to residential and business alarms. Verified Alarm Response was implemented due to excessive false burglar and robbery alarms and a lack of resources and personnel to adequately respond to those calls.

The City Council approved an Alarm Ordinance and Alarm User Permit and Fee Schedule which became effective in January 2012. The ordinance, permit, and fee schedule will allow the Police Department to add additional personnel to respond to all alarm calls; thus, serving the needs and expectations of our citizens and business community.

All residents and businesses with an alarm system are required to obtain an Alarm Users Permit with the City at an initial fee of $35 for the first year, and an annual renewal fee of $30 for each subsequent year. More information about the Alarm User Permits is available at the Cathedral City Police Department, as well as online at www.cathedralcityalarm.org

Neighborhood Security

Da Vall and Gerald Ford Gate

If you have a security incident and the police are called, please request they close the gates with their KNOX keys when they leave. Occasionally the gates have been left open and only the police have these special KNOX Box keys. In the event the gates are left open the Cathedral City police dispatch must be called to close the gates.

Coachella Vally Water District Well Site Gate

There is a Coachella Valley Water District well site, adjacent to and south of the retention basin (on the other of the wall) facing Da Vall. The gate to this area has been found open or unlocked on occasion. When unlocked this area can be an attraction to trespassers and provides hidden access point into Montage. Please be mindful of this area near the Da Vall gate. If you see any non-CVWD vehicles parked in that area, call the police or the Water District.

Coyote Safety

Coyotes are a year-round reality in the Coachella Valley. To find information regarding how to live safely with this member or our local environment read this short article on Coyote Watch and Information by Clicking Here.