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The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/sheriff/) has been providing contract law enforcement services to the City of Twentynine Palms since July 1988, shortly after the city's incorporation in 1987. With the contract, the citizens of Twentynine Palms received an enhanced level of police service and protection, ensuring the community is a safe place in which to live and work. The city includes approximately 58 square miles, which includes the United States Marine Corps Base, and has a population of approximately 28,500.
The 14 men and women assigned to the city from the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station provide dedicated, community-based policing. Crime reducing projects such as Operation Clean Sweep and the appointment of a School Resources Officer have helped officers keep Twentynine Palms safe, coupled with a Juvenile Crime Reduction Plan that allowed teams of officers to "adopt" local schools in order to reduce campus-related crime and develop site-specific Safe Schools Plans.
Numerous grant-funded special operations beyond normal patrol activity are conducted routinely within the City. These operations include parole/probation/sex registrant compliance sweeps, traffic safety checkpoints and traffic safety saturation patrols. City patrol officers also conduct juvenile alcohol and tobacco stings along with problem-oriented policing projects throughout the City. The Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Team has been very successful in reducing the number of off-road vehicle complaints received within the city limits.
Citizens on Patrol Unit - Supplementing the city's uniformed patrol officers is a highly dedicated group of citizen volunteers, more than two dozen trained residents who donate thousands of volunteer hours each year. They patrol the neighborhoods acting as an "extra" set of eyes and ears for the city's patrol officers. They also assist with crowd control, traffic control, community events, and the Public Safety Office at City Hall.
For information about any of the above programs or City police services, contact the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station at (760)367-9546.
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