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To better prepare the community, Mission Viejo Police Services is hosting a free Active Shooter Preparedness and Prevention program on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30-8 pm at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

As part of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Stay Safe OC Crime and Safety Education campaign, the public presentation will focus on what to do in the event of an active shooter; and how to spot and report someone escalating toward violence.

It often takes a village to give someone a new lease on life. This is the story of how Mission Viejo Police Services, Mercy House, City staff, a local church and others band together to help a United States veteran find a home.  This is the story of 85-year-old Vern – who bravely served our country for nearly two decades – 1960 to 1987 – and had been living in his 1970 VW van for the last 10 years.  Vern served in the Navy, National Guard and Army Reserve. He enlisted in the Army, earned the rank of Sergeant First Class and fought in the Vietnam War.

In light of the tragedies in Texas and Ohio, Mayor Greg Raths is hosting a Public Safety Town Hall Meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, August 8 at City Hall.

Lt. Quyen Vuong, Chief of Police Services, will lead the event with Mayor Raths to help residents learn ways to stay safe in public places. Citizens will also learn what Mission Viejo Police Services and the City have done to safeguard our community.

City Hall is located at 200 Civic Center. The meeting will take place inside the Council Chamber.

The best things are often free.  Neighborhood Watch is a free program that connects neighbors to support a safer community.  Knowing your neighbors is the key.  Starting a Watch group provides an opportunity for you to meet new neighbors and reconnect with others.

Residential crime often occurs when people from outside a community target the quiet, well-kept streets of another.  A proactive group of residents who know their neighbors will be quicker to notice when something is unusual or out of place and make a call for service.

Deputy Dana Chaney, an 11-year Sheriff’s Department veteran, has been named 2018 Mission Viejo Deputy of the Year.

Dana has earned the respect of her peers, supervisors, City staff and community members alike.  She was assigned to Mission Viejo as a patrol deputy, but quickly excelled in the department thanks to her professionalism, leadership, expertise, patience and compassion.

As part of an ongoing effort to inform and engage the community, Mission Viejo Police Services will host a Public Safety Town Hall meeting on Thursday, December 13.

The meeting will cover current crime trends in Mission Viejo, which is continually ranked one of the safest cities in the nation, statistics and comparisons to other cities; and legal updates along with essential information about Neighborhood Watch, crime prevention and more. 

In an effort to engage our City’s youth, Mission Viejo Police Services is launching an exciting new challenge, calling on students to be stewards of safety through fun and imaginative videos.

Police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie will take center stage during Mission Viejo’s upcoming National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7. 

In celebration of this safe City, Mission Viejo Police Services is teaming up with Target to host an interactive community safety fair from 5-8 p.m. at 25601 Jeronimo Road.

Ready to get to know your local first responders over an ice cream sundae? Make plans for a special Ice Cream Social on July 19 at Florence Joyner Olympiad Park.  

Mission Viejo Police Services and Orange County Fire Authority personnel are teaming up to host the event from 1-3 p.m. at 22760 Olympiad Road. 

Mission Viejo residents have the chance to meet local Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies for “Coffee with a Cop” on Tuesday, June 12.

Residents can ask questions or share their concerns while getting to know the deputies who serve their community from 8-10 a.m. at Bravos California Fresh, 27200 La Paz Road. Admission to the event is free.

For more information, call 949-470-8433.