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Did You Know?

July 3, 2018 

Fingerprints have been used to identify criminals since the 19th century but they've been used for more than that for quite some time.

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Think Safety!

July 3, 2018 

Ten minutes. That’s how long it takes for the temperature inside a vehicle to rise 20 degrees. For children in particular, this increase is enough to result in death.

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Murrieta Police Department K9 Trials 2018

January 17, 2018 

The Murrieta Police Department in conjunction with the Paws 4 Law Foundation welcomes your attendance and participation in the 1st annual Murrieta Police Department K-9 Trials. The trial is open to all full-time law enforcement and military handlers.

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The Great California ShakeOut

October 12, 2017 

Are you ready? Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:19 am on October 19 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes - wherever you live, work or travel.

Visit Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills for more information!


National Family Violence Apprehension Detail

October 26, 2016 

Targeting people with outstanding arrest warrants for domestic violence-related crimes, 48 people across Riverside County were arrested this week during part of a national operation supported by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 11, 2016 

On Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Murrieta Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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The Kids Are Back In School

August 1, 2016 

The kids are headed back school and we are preparing to get back into our school day routines of getting them to school, picking them up, getting to sports, dance, karate, cheer, etc.

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Silence the Distractions

April 1, 2016 
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide, including the Murrieta Police Department, will be working together during the month of April on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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We've Done It Again

March 1, 2016 
Congratulations Murrieta!!! Through excellent cooperation and partnership, the citizens of Murrieta, and the officers of the Murrieta Police Department have obtained the status of the 2nd safest city in all of America with populations of at least 100,000 residents.
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2016 Legislative Update

February 1, 2016 
The New Year is here!! Along with the new calendar year come all the new traffic laws our State Legislature has been working on in 2015.

In 2015 many of the laws passed were mundane and affect very few citizens. I’ve picked a few here that will affect many people or have a special interest to Murrieta Valley residents. I’ve included the Assembly Bill (AB) or Senate Bill (SB) number along with the name of your elected individual that sponsored the bill.
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Operation Safe House

January 14, 2016 
The Murrieta Police Department recently established Operation Safe House in order to help residents protect themselves against property crimes. The Operation Safe House program affords city residents a home safety inspection by trained Department Officers and volunteers. It also provides city residents with a self-inspection check sheet designed to better secure their homes and reduce chances of becoming victims of vandalism and property crimes.
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Don't Chance It

January 1, 2016 
It’s January 2016 and we have started the second half of the school year. Before we know it, we will be in the summer months again. As we begin the second half of the school year, I wanted to talk about your children’s drop off and pick up routine.
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Coffee and Donuts Checkpoint

December 9, 2015 
The Murrieta Police Department is excited to announce its participation in the nationally recognized Coffee with a Cop program with our inaugural event being held on Friday, December 18th from 7:00 am to 10:00 am in the Murrieta Spectrum parking lot at 25125 Madison Avenue, in the City of Murrieta.
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Merry Christmas

December 1, 2015 
The season is upon us and the employees of the Murrieta Police Department want to wish all our fine citizens a Merry Christmas.
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The Fix-It Ticket

November 1, 2015 
This month let’s chat about a select few “fix-it” tickets and why police bother to stop motorist to warn or cite for this kind of violation.
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DUI Drivers

October 1, 2015 
With the holiday season and associated parties just around the corner, Impaired Driving is this month’s topic. The bad news about this problem is it continues to injure and kill a significant number of people every year. The good news is, deaths and injuries from alcohol/drug related traffic collisions have shown a steady decline over the years. So what are the latest statistics and studies showing us, and how can we avoid becoming a victim of a DUI driver?
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School Bus Law

September 1, 2015 
This month I would like to talk about a California Vehicle Code Law we have had on the books for a while now, but still provides much confusion among drivers in California. This law has to do with stopping for a school bus with its red lights flashing.
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Crossing Guards

August 1, 2015 
School is coming back in session and the morning and afternoons will be busy with all the vehicles taking children to and from schools.
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PSEC Radio System

July 31, 2015 
On Monday July 20, 2015 at 0600 hours the Murrieta Police Department officially integrated into the Riverside County Public Safety Enterprise Communication (PSEC) System and became the first municipal law enforcement agency in the county to join the system.
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Child Passenger Restraints

June 5, 2015 
This month I’d like to let you know of some excellent websites that will clear up your confusion over child passenger restraints. We get quite a few calls each month asking us for recommendations and the law on child seats and child restraints.
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Silence the Distractions

April 4, 2015 
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide, including the Murrieta Police Department, are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.
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Protect R Neighbors

February 16, 2015 
Protect R Neighbors is a new program being adopted by the Murrieta Police Department in order to make your community a safer place.
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