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Stop Identity Theft Program

Stop Identity Theft Program - Document On-Site Shredding Event

To help stop identity theft and as a service to our residents, the City of Murrieta City Clerk Department is hosting a FREE Document On-Site Shredding Event. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or until the truck is filled to capacity. Residents may bring up to FIVE banker-sized boxes per trip, to the back parking lot of City Hall.

Items that may be included are paper documents such as legal, medical, financial, tax, bank, photos, and credit card statements (no need to remove staples or paper clips). Residents may also bring credit cards and CDs. No businesses please.

For more information on this event, please call (951) 461-6013.


Child Passenger Restraints

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.

By accessing this DMV website you can see exactly what the law requires.

The following DMV website lists some of the exemptions to 27360 of the California Vehicle Code. You can refer to this to see if any of them apply to you.

So, from a legal standpoint, the State of California says you must not transport a child who is under eight years of age, without properly securing that child in a rear seat in an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards.

So what is an, “appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards?” This is where the final website comes in. You will really like this site. It is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and an excellent and comprehensive website on everything you ever wanted to know about car seats and child restraints. It is put together very well and is extremely informative.

The Murrieta Police Department appreciates all the support our community gives us throughout the year. This is an awesome community. We enjoy living here and consider it an honor to serve the citizens of Murrieta in our chosen profession of Law Enforcement. I welcome your questions and suggestions for future articles and can be contacted directly at the Murrieta Police Department at (951) 461-6302 or