City of Dinuba

Police Department

Contact (559) 591-5911

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Devon Popovich, Police Chief

Police Hotlines

  • (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.

591TIP1On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at approximately 7:45 am, a female juvenile was walking to school in the 1600 block of Davis Ave, when she was approached by an unknown Hispanic male adult. The subject attempted to speak with the juvenile and tried to lure her into his vehicle.  The female juvenile ignored the subject and continued to walk away. The subject then exited his vehicle and attempting to scare the female juvenile into his vehicle, displaying a small knife.  The female juvenile ran from the area and returned to her residence, where she told her parents what had happened. The parents reported the incident to the Dinuba Police Department.

 The male subject was described as a Hispanic male adult, in his early 40’s, approximately 5’ 09” to 5’ 10” tall, heavy set, with a dark complexion. The subject was wearing a black “V” neck T-shirt and khaki pants. The subject had short black hair with a thin mustache and goatee facial hair.

The vehicle was described as a newer model, passenger vehicle, possibly a Nissan, white in color with four doors and tinted windows. The vehicle had black rims. The vehicle was last seen traveling north in the 1400 block of Hayes Ave as it fled the area. Any homeowners in that area having video of this vehicle or the incident are encouraged to call the Dinuba Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this incident, please contact the Dinuba Police Department.

The Dinuba Unified School District is aware of the incident and will be sending out message concerning the incident to parents.

Det. J. Jobe
Dinuba Police Department
Investigation Unit
680 S. Alta Ave.
Dinuba, CA  93618
559-591-5911
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Seventeen year old Brayan Solorio Vargas of Dinuba pled guilty to charges of attempted murder and carjacking, with special allegations of using a weapon and gang enhancements.  Vargas was charged as an adult and will be sentence to 29 years and 4 months to a California State Prison on May 13, 2015.  The incident occurred on September 8, 2014 in the 1000 block of Golden Way.  Vargas, along with another teenage male juvenile and a male adult assaulted 69 year old Ciro Uribe, cutting him with a sharp instrument before leaving with his vehicle.

Its Not Worth ItApril is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – “It’s Not Worth It!”

Dinuba, CA – 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 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.

MADD RecognitionThe Dinuba Police Department was recognized at the Law Enforcement Recognition and Training Seminar on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 for their participation and enforcement efforts with the DUI AVOID Campaign. Officer Francisco Ceballos and Officer Miguel Lopez were both recognized for their proactive enforcement efforts in reducing drunk driving within the City of Dinuba, making our community safer place.

Pictured: Officer Miguel Lopez and Officer Francisco Ceballos

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with our agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.

HSI Victim Notification Program

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About Dinuba

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

Contact Us

  • Address: 405 E. El Monte Way, Dinuba, CA 93618
  • Tel: (559) 591-5900
  • Fax: (559) 591-5902
  • Email: info@dinuba.ca.gov