For over a century, Dinuba has maintained a forward thinking attitude and strives to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the region. Read More
- (559) 591-TIP1 (8471) - Anonymous Tip line - Leave an anonymous message pertaining to illegal activity within the City.
- (559)591-4445 - Project Listen Message line - If you would like to be contacted, please leave your name, address and phone number on the answering machine, and a Project Listen Volunteer will contact you.
Community Volunteer Patrol
The Community Volunteers are a group of civic-minded residents who have expressed an interest in working toward a better community. The volunteers are trained in police operations during an eight-session Volunteer Academy. Once they have completed the training, the volunteers are released for ride-a-longs, patrol, district attorney paperwork delivery and community event assistance. Investigators and patrol officers normally conduct these details, their time is free providing direct services to the Community.
This program is part of the overall Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Philosophy that is employed by the Department and City Government of Dinuba. The Program is a relationship building activity used by the front line officers and supervisors to provide opportunity for communications with the community. It has been very effective in identifying concerns, problems and approaches in dealing with issues.
On 04-21-14, Dinuba Officers were conducting patrol checks of the Monte Vista and Surabian Drive area due to recent thefts. Officers observed Alex Martinez 30 and Robert Wayne Blackwell 35 residents of Porterville driving around the area. They were observed stopping behind parked semi-tractor trailers then immediately pulling away. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle which was displaying expired registration. Blackwell was found to be on probation for theft and found to be in possession for burglary tools. Martinez was found to have an active warrant for his arrest and both subjects were found to be in possession of a paraphernalia and methamphetamine. They were taken into custody and transported to the Police Department where they were booked in and subsequently transferred to the Pre-trial facility for housing.