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 April 10, 2014 a search warrant was executed in the 300 block of North M Street by Dinuba Police Department for an ongoing fraud and embezzlement investigation. The suspect, Sweet Valencia (age 51) was not present during the warrant service. On April 14, 2014, Sweet Valencia was arrested by Dinuba Police Department and transported to the Tulare County Jail.
At approx. 1356 hours, the Dinuba Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit in conjunction with the Tulare County Probation Department conducted compliance checks of various subjects who are on probation within the City of Dinuba. Upon arriving in the 1200 block of Magnolia Way, two subjects ran and were detained. They were found to have dumped narcotics in the back yard. Probation search of the residence yielded meth, cocaine, a digital gram scale and other narcotic related materials. Both juveniles were arrested and booked at DPD regarding numerous drug charges.
On 04-15-14 at approx. 1424 hours, officers were dispatched to Valero gas station in the 1500 blk. of W. El Monte for a reported robbery. Witnesses reported a single male entered the business brandishing a small semi-auto pistol and used a bandana to cover his face. After taking the money from the register, the suspect fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported.
At 1501 hours, officers were dispatched to Dinuba Liquor in the 2100 blk. of E. El Monte for another reported robbery. Again, a single male entered the business brandishing a small semi-auto pistol. The suspect fired one shot into the floor of the business, before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.
Dinuba Police Detectives are currently investigating both incidents.
If you have information related to these investigations, please contact the Dinuba Police Department: 591-5911