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November - December 2014

Holiday Tips

The holiday season is unique. Every burglar knows that every home will have brand new and often expensive gifts inside. This is the time of year when vigilance will be rewarded. Keep presents out of sight from windows. It may just be a quick trip to the store but LOCK your doors. Burglars can be in and out of your home in a matter of minutes. Put timers on lights if you are going out of town. It leaves the impression that somebody is home.

Most burglars do not plan their break ins. They are crimes of opportunity. They pick what appears to be a simple target. If they see a greater risk than they anticipated, they move onto a more desirable target. Therefore, the more effort you take to keep your home from being a simple target, the safer you will be. No home is completely burglar proof.

One final thing to remember is that burglars very often drive through neighborhoods shortly after the holidays. Specifically they are looking at the trash left at the curb in front of your home. If you received a computer, television, stereo or other large item do not put the empty box at the curb. That is an advertisement to a thief.

What steps can you take?

  • Trim shrubbery and trees around windows and doors. Plant thorny plants along fences and under windows. Keep lawn mowed and mail picked up, uncut lawn may indicate you have been away from your home for some time.
  • Visibility is your second line of defense. Make sure that your house number is of reflective material and visible from the street. Exterior lighting is critical and must be in good working order. Motion lighting is helpful at all doors and entry ways.
  • The front and rear doors to your home should be heavy hard wood or metal wrapped. Windows are one of the weakest links in your home. Make sure that all windows are closed and locked.
  • Good locks make a difference. Every front and rear door should have two locks one of which should be a dead bolt lock.
  • Join and become active in your local neighborhood watch programs.
  • Never leave a voice message on your answering machine telling people you will be out of town. When on vacation stop all mail delivery including newspapers. Ask a neighbor or friend to keep an eye on your home while you are away. Call your police department for a house watch while you are on vacation.

October 2014

Red Ribbon Week is October 25 - 31, 2014

A HEALTHY ME IS DRUG FREE!

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Wear a costume that makes it easier for you to walk, see, and be seen.

Carry a flashlight with you, so you can see and be seen easily.

Use retro-reflective tape on your costume to be seen easily.

Use makeup instead of a mask.

Ask your parents, older brother or sister to Trick-or-Treat with you.

If someone older cannot go with you, Trick-or-Treat with a group.

Cross only at corners. Never cross between parked cars or mid-block.

If there are no sidewalks, always walk facing traffic.

Wait until you get home to sort, check and eat your treats.

September 20, 2014

CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK-UP EVENT IN HAMILTONC CITY

California Highway Patrol is hosting a FREE Child Safety Seat Check-up Saturday, September 20, 2014 from10:00 AM until 1:00 PM in Hamilton City on the S/W corner of Highway 45 and Hwy 32.. For more information call Officer Hoover at 934-5424.

September 2014

Back to School - Safety Tips for Children

  • Be careful when getting off the bus.
  • Look both ways when crossing the street.
  • Cross the street only at intersections.
  • Never chase a ball or pet into the street.
  • Always wear your seatbelt while riding in a car.
  • Wear a helmet when riding your bike.
  • Never talk to strangers or let strangers in your house.
  • If someone is acting odd or strange, tell an adult.
  • Always tell an adult where you are going.
  • Dial 9-1-1 when there is an emergency.

August 23, 2014 Orland K9 Fund Raiser

Come help support the Orland PD K-9 Unit. We are featuring three live bands for a Music Festival on Saturday, August 23rd at the Glenn County Fairgrounds from 3:30 pm until 10:00pm. There will be local food vendors, beer garden, bounce house, face painting and K-9 demonstrations at 5:45 pm and 7:45 pm. The Orland High Band will also be performing at 5:30 pm. We will be asking for donations at the gate and all proceeds go towards supporting the K-9 Unit. Hope you can join us.

School Opens Soon

First day of school will be Monday, August 18th. The police department is urging everyone to be extremely cautious. There will be a marked increase in pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well as automotive traffic around the schools. Here are a few tips to help keep our children safe.

  • Take the time at home to go over safety rules with your children before school starts, remind your child to wear a bicycle helmet and obey all traffic laws. Above all, stress to your children to watch for cars and not to dart out between parked cars.
  • Watch for children on foot and on bicycles in areas of the schools and on the routes taken to get to the school.
  • The speed limit in any school zone is 25 miles per hour. When driving children to school allow a few extra minutes so children will not be late.

Heavy bus, car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic around the schools can be expected. Parents are urged to obey all traffic laws, including parking and curb markings. The traffic laws, parking ordinances and curb markings are there for the safety of our children. Leave a bit early when driving children to school and be observant. This will have to be a team effort but working together we can make this a safe school opening for all of our children.

July 2014

Fireworks Safety Tips

  • Kidsshould never play with fireworks
  • Leave fireworks to the professionals, buy only legal fireworks and make sure they are legal in your area
  • Never try to make your own fireworks
  • Always use fireworks outside & have a bucket of water and hose close by in case of accidents
  • Point fireworks away from homes & keep away from brush, leaves & flammable substances
  • Don't allow kids to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event
  • Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing in the trash can
  • Think about your pets, their ears are sensitive and can be extremely frightened

The Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. Make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. Take extra precautions this Fourth of July and your holiday will be a blast!

June 2014

Summer Tips for Bike Riding

  • Use your head ALWAYS wear a helmet
  • Ride single file on the street with friends
  • Obey all traffic signs and rules of the road
  • Ride on the right-hand side of the street, so you travel in the same direction as cars do. NEVER ride against traffic.
  • Always signal before turning
  • Never ride your bike on the sidewalk
  • Use a light if you ride at night & make sure you have proper reflectors
  • Don't ride too close to parked cars. Doors can open suddenly.
  • Make sure your bike is in good operating condition.

May 2014

It's Not Worth It!

Cell Phones, Texting. It's Not Worth It. It's Just That Simple

There are plenty of facts, figures and details about distracted driving, but let’s get the plain and simple ones on the table first:

  • 80 percent of vehicle crashes involve some sort of driver inattention.
  • Up to 6000 people nationwide are killed in crashes where driver distractions are involved.
  • Talking on a cell phone or texting is the number one source of driver distractions.
  • Texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds, far enough to travel the length of a football field at 55 mph. Most crashes happen with less than 3 seconds reaction time.
  • The act of talking on a cell phone, even hands free, can give you “inattention blindness,” where your brain isn’t seeing what’s right in front of you. You aren’t even aware that you are driving impaired. If you think you can handle both driving and talking on a cell phone or texting, you are kidding yourself and putting us all at risk.

Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road or your hands off the steering wheel - especially texting and cell phone use, whether hands-free or handheld. Who’s doing it? Most of us. It has been estimated that, at any one time, over 10 percent of drivers are using a mobile device.

A ticket for $159 for texting or talking on a cell phone is a major distraction to your wallet.

What can you do? Most important, obey the law. It’s there for a reason. Also, do your best to eliminate distractions:

  • Never text and drive
  • Turn off your phone when you get behind the wheel
  • Don’t text or call someone when you know they are likely to be driving
  • Make a pact with your family, spouse, and caregivers never to use the phone with kids in the car.
  • No eating or drinking while driving
  • Don’t program your GPS, MP3 player or other devices while driving
  • Pull over and stop to read maps.
  • No grooming
  • No reading
  • No watching videos
  • Try not to get too involved with passengers
  • If something falls to the floor, pull over before trying to reach it.

Remember, it’s not where your hands are …
it’s where your head is.

April 23, 2014

Wear jeans with a purpose on Denim Day Wednesday, April 23, 2014 as a visible sign of protest against the myths that still surround sexual assaults. Wearing jeans is an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assaults. This day we unite against the sexual assault of girls , women, boys, and men. We stand in support of survivors. We break the silence to end sexual violence.

April 15, 2014

Town Hall Meeting at Orland Memorial Hall for I-5 Tragedy

The community is invited to a special Towh Hall Meeting starting at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 15th at Orland Memorial Hall, 320 Third Street in Orland. This will be our opportunity to share feelings about the tragedy, connect needs with support services and start the healing process. Please invite your neighbors, friends and family. For more information you can contact City Hall at 865-1600.

February - 2014

Traffic Enforcement Campaign Targeting Traffic Safety

The Orland Police Department will be conducting special Traffic Safety Enfrcement Operations through the month of February. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd extra officers will be on duty patrolling, concentrating on those drivers who choose not to have a Super Sunday and are found to be driving under the influence. Officers will be conducting Traffic Safety Enforcement and Distracted Driving Operations cracking down on drivers using their hand held cell phones, whether they are speaking or texting on them as well as moving violations that may cause collisions, injuries or fatalities. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

January - 2014

TIPS TO PREVENT TAX RELATED IDENTITY THEFT

Tax-related identify theft increases in January and commonly occurs when:

  • Thieves use stolen personal information to file tax returns in someone else’s name in order to obtain a refund.
  • Thieves use a stolen Social Security number for employment, which may complicate state & federal income tax obligations for the victim.

Consumers are urged to use the following tips to better prevent tax-related identity theft:

  • Never open an email or a text message that says it is from the IRS or the FTB – they are always fraudulent.  State and federal tax agencies never initiate contact with taxpayers by email.
  • Do not routinely carry your card or other documents that display your SSN.
  • While preparing your tax return for electronic filing, make sure to use a strong password.
  • Once you have e-filed your return, save it to a flash drive, CD or similar device and then delete the tax information from your hard drive. Store the CD or flash drive in a safe place.
  • If your SS# is stolen, reference the California Attorney General’s Identity Theft First Aid page for instructions on what to do : www.oag.ca.gov/idtheft/first-aid.

For more information on how to identify and protect yourself from identity theft visit the Attorny General Harris’ website http://oag.ca.gov

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AUGUST 2013

ORLAND V.I.P.S. PRESENTS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - AMERICA'S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME!

The National Night out Campaign is an annual event designed to strenthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Please join us in celebrating' National Night Out' on Tuesday,
August 6th in the Library Park from 6:00 pm - 9:00pm. Any questions contact Caryn Brown at 321-5822 or the Orland Police Department 865-1616.

JULY 2013

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”….Zero Tolerance

           Most Americans don’t realize July 4th is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That’s why on this Fourth of July law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired driving as a part of the ongoing “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign. To save lives on our roadways this Fourth of July, local law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired driving through increased sobriety checkpoints, roving and saturation patrols, and other enforcement methods. Impaired-driving crashes killed 10,228 people in 2010, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.  That’s an average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality every 51 minutes.

Here are a few simple tips to avoid a drunk-driving disaster:

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate: Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!
  • And remember, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. More information on the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement crackdown can be found on www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.

May K9 Fundraiser                

 

 

 

On May 20, 2013 the Orland Police Department regretfully had to retire its K9 "Rakker' due to a

medical condition.  The Orland Police K9 Program began a new fundraising drive selling T-shirts and sweatshirts to fund the purchase, training, and ongoing maintenance of a new K9.  With generous donations from Vigilant Canine Services International of Red Bluff, Matson and Isom Technology Consulting of Chico, Omega 3 Walnuts of Orland, La Pearla Tapitia of Orland and Guero Store of Orland, the Orland Police K9 Program was able to purchase a new K9 ‘RUGER’ a Belgian Malinois.

The Orland Police K9 Program is continuing to sell ‘K9 Program Support’ T-shirts and sweatshirts at the Orland Police Department to further fund the K9 Program expenditures.  T-shirts are $15.00 sizes M-XL, $17.00 for XXL, sweatshirts are $35.00 for L-XL.  The Orland Police K9 Program is fully funded through donations and fundraising drives.

Rookie K9 ‘RUGER’ will begin patrolling the streets of Orland with his partner, Officer Grant Carmon on June 15th, after the completion of an intensive training program.

May 2013

Avoid DUI Extra Patrols During May

 

Task Force will be deploying DUI saturation patrols throughout the month of May. Additionally, CHP will be deploying saturation patrols onto freeways and in unincorporated county jurisdictions to stop, test and arrest impaired drivers who fail to use a designated driver.

“There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking,” said Orland Chief of Police J.C. Tolle. “That's why we are reminding folks to play it safe and plan ahead, designate a sober driver .”

Plan ahead with these tips:

  • Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins
  • Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver
  • Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.
  • Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.
  • It you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

Here’s the schedule for saturated patrols in Glenn County during May.

  • May 3rd - May 5th- Cinco de Mayo week-end countywide
  • Lamb Derby Weekend May 11th in the Willows area
  • Glenn County Fair Week May 16 – 19, 2013 in the Orland area
  • DUI Checkpoint May 27th, 2012 on Hwy 32 east of Co Rd M in Orland from 6:00 - midnight

Avoid the 6 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

April 2013

Orland Police Department - Quality of Service Questionaire

We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete the following questionaire to assist us in better providing services to the community. It is important that you be as honest as possible, even if you have something negative to say. Your input and feedback allows us to monitor our policies and procedures, and if necessary make changes for the better. Your responses will be kept confidential. Thank-you for taking the time to complete our survey.

March 2013

Safety Tips for Children While Walking – Stranger Danger

  • Teach your children NOT to talk to strangers.
  • Don’t approach a motor vehicle if someone is asking for directions, adults do not need directions from KIDS!
  • Never accept a ride from a stranger.
  • If you feel you are being followed, go to the nearest business for help. Don’t try and hide – go to where you know you can get help.
  • Stay with your mom or dad in public places or use the buddy system.  Play, walk, bike and skate-board with a friend.
  • Stay alert and trust your instincts.  If something doesn’t feel right - - go to where you are safe and tell an adult.
  • If someone tries to grab you, kick, punch and yell,  “NO! I don’t know you! You are not my MOM or DAD.”
  • When approaching your home, have the door key ready so you can enter without delay.  Make sure your house looks right before you go in. 
  • If you think something is out of the ordinary report it to the police.  Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Information needed by police:

  • Vehicle license number:  Make / Model and Color
  • Gender and Race of suspect
  • Approximately age, weight and height if known of suspect
  • Description of clothing worn by suspect
  • Length and color of suspect’s hair.
  • Any unusual marks, scars, tattoos, jewelry, glasses, etc.
  • Last direction of travel of suspect.

Carry a whistle to scare off the bad guy and draw attention to others that you need help.

A stranger is a person you do not know.  Most strangers are nice, but bad strangers and good strangers look and act the same, so AVOID all strangers.

You are the eyes and ears of your community.  The police can’t be at all places at all times.  Get involved and report suspicious activity to the police.

CRIME PREVENTION

The Orland Police Department continues to urge people to take these preventative measures to lessen the chances of being victimized:

Make sure all windows, doors, garages, side gates, etc. are closed and locked when not in use. It is also suggested, keeping doors locked when you are home.  The Orland PD continues to see a high number of unlocked entry points among our residential burglaries.   Also lock vehicles when not in use and never leave valuables in your vehicles such as purses, laptops, etc.

 Report any suspicious activity such as persons walking or driving up and down your street, checking for unlocked doors and/or looking in windows, backyards or vehicles. Vehicles “cruising” your neighborhood at very slow speeds or sitting in a vehicle for extended periods can also be signs of suspicious activity.

Always go with your “gut feeling”, if something does not feel or look right, it probably isn’t. Call it in!

 BE ALERT, BE AWARE, and be prepared to be a good witness. Call  530-865-1616 from your phone to report suspicious activities or 9-1-1 if it is a crime in progress.

February 2013

GRANDPARENT SCAM

Recently Orland Police Department has received reports of phone scams trying to get grandparents to wire money to their grandchildren who are in trouble traveling out of the United States.  A growing number of scam artists who target senior citizens have stolen thousands of dollars from victims is known as the ‘grandparent scam.’

For example elderly people will receive a call from an imposter saying he is their grandson.  The imposter may say he has been in a car accident while traveling in another country.  After explaining his injuries, he may indicate that he needs money to get out of jail to return to the United States or needs the money for repairs on a rental car.  The imposter will also beg him not to tell his “parents” because he is embarrassed since he got into trouble.  The grandparents get worried about their grandson’s safety and health and follow the instructions and wire him thousands of dollars through Western Union.  There are several variations of similar ‘grandparent scams.’  Remember to always confirm the emergency situation with a family member because money that is wired is almost never retrievable. The Internet and social network sites can reveal intimate details for scammers.  Never give out personal or financial information over the phone.

Victims of imposter scams are urged to call local law enforcement and the Federal Trade Commission at (877) FTC-Help or visit the website ftc.gov.  Protect yourself from scams and don’t become a victim.

January 2013

Don't Miss The 17th VIP Citizen's Academy

The City of Orland Police Department has established a Citizen’s Police Academy to train and educate the members of the community who are interested. The academy is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. The next Citizen's Police Academy will begin on January 19, 2013. Successful academy graduates will be treated to a graduation ceremony in March hosted by the Volunteers In Police Services and will have the opportunity to become members of the Orland V.I.P.S.

In order to register for the training you must contact Sergeant Sean Johnson at 530-865-1616 or email him at cbarnes@cityoforland.com if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the police department.

Ooctober 2012

Red Ribbon Week is October 23 - 31, 2012

The Orland Kiwanis sponsors a Halloween Parade starting at 6:00 pm. Meet at the corner of Fourth & Mill Street by the Orland Library, follow the fire engine to the Glenn County Fairgrounds on Halloween night to join in the carnival with lots of activities for all ages and ride the Ghost Train.

September 22, 2012

CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK-UP EVENT WILLOWS FIRE DEPARTMENT 445 SOUTH BUTTE STREET

California Highway Patrol is hosting a FREE Child Safety Seat Check-up Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM in Willows at the Fire Department. For more information call Officer Pozzi at 934-5424.

JULY 2012

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”….Zero Tolerance

           Most Americans don’t realize July 4th is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That’s why on this Fourth of July law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired driving as a part of the ongoing “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign. To save lives on our roadways this Fourth of July, local law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired driving through increased sobriety checkpoints, roving and saturation patrols, and other enforcement methods. Impaired-driving crashes killed 10,228 people in 2010, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.  That’s an average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality every 51 minutes.

Here are a few simple tips to avoid a drunk-driving disaster:

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins;
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver;
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate: Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!
  • And remember, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

More information on the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement crackdown can be found on www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.

May 2012      

 

Avoid DUI Extra Patrols During May

The Avoid the 6 - Glenn County DUI Task Force will be deploying DUI saturation patrols throughout the month of May. Additionally, CHP will be deploying saturation patrols onto freeways and in unincorporated county jurisdictions to stop, test and arrest impaired drivers who fail to use a designated driver.

“There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking,” said Orland Interim Chief of Police J.C. Tolle. “Everyone, including hosts, local bars and restaurants, must be sure to promote designated sober drivers in advance, before the festivities begin.”

Plan ahead with these tips:

  • Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins
  • Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver
  • Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.
  • Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.
  • It you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

Here’s the schedule for saturated patrols in Glenn County during May.

  • May 5th -  Cinco de Mayo starting at 6:00 pm  until  May 6th  8:00 am
  • Lamb Derby Weekend May 11 – 13, 2012 in the Willows area
  • Glenn County Fair Week May 17 – 20, 2012 in the Orland area
  • DUI Check Point May 25th, 2012 on Hwy 32 east of Co Rd M in Orland from 6:00 - midnight

Avoid the 6 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

March 2012

Scams

Simply put, a scam is a con artist's method of stealing your money, identity, goods or services. In a scam the thief doesn't us a gun. Rather, the thief uses cunning schemes to get you to voluntarily turn over your hard earned money. In today's world con artists will use e-mail as well as regular US Postal mail or telephones to conduct their illegal business. When you start working online and submit your e-mail address to some web sites, you will start receiving several scam e-mails. The well know 'Nigerian' scam will promise to give you a percentage of the money which can become millions of dollars. The scammer will keep in touch with you for a while to attract your trust and even send you some fake documents that proves the money is in your name and all you have to do is open an account, deposit the money in it, pay their share and keep the balance for yourself. You may say that you would never fall for such a scam, but thousands of people have fallen for it.

Signs of Possible Scams

  • High-pressure tactics aimed at forcing a quick decision.
  • Demands for "cash only" or special delivery/pick-up of your payment.
  • Companies and charities with "copycat" names (Salvation League instead of Salvation Army)
  • Delayed delivery of a product or a prize.
  • No risk, high-yield investments.
  • Lottery Scams claiming you won thousands of dollars but have to send them money to claim.

What You Can Do

  • Never give out your credit card, bank account or Social Security number.
  • Before you agree to support a charity that calls seeking money, ask for written information about its finances and programs.
  • Be aware, be cautions and be suspicious. If something sounds too good to be true. It is probably a scam!

February 2012

Cell phones are being released to telemarketing companies this month and you will start receiving sale calls on your cell phone. You will be charged for these calls so to prevent this you can register with the National DO NOT CALL list by calling 888-382-1222. It will only take a minute of your time to block your number. You must call from the cell phone you want to have blocked. You can also register up to three phones online which blocks your numbers for five (5) years. Visit the National Do Not Call website.

January 1, 2012 New Car Safety Seat Law

Children under age of 8 must be propely buckled into a car seat or booster in the back seat effectively January 1, 2012. Children age 8 or older may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits properly with the lap belt low on the hips, touching the upper thighs, and the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest. If children are not tall enough for proper belt fit, they must ride in a booster or car seat. Everyone in the car must be properly buckled up. For each child under 16 who is not properly secured, parents (if in the car) or drivers can be fined more than $475 and get a point on thier driving records.For answers to your child safety seat questions, contact your local health department or visit Booster seat flier. KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE. IT'S THE LAW!

June 2011

ALARM SYSTEMS NEW ORDINANCE

The City of Orland False Alarm Ordinance went into effect on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The purpose of the burglary and robbery alarm procedures is to reduce the incidence of false alarms at business and residential structures within the city limits of Orland.  The Orland Police Department is dedicated to providing more effective police protection by reducing the number of false alarm calls for service.  With fewer false alarms, our officers are available to address real emergency situations in a more timely manner, thereby furthering the health, safety and welfare of the citizens’ of Orland.  All property owners or a person who has an alarm system installed is required to complete an alarm permit application and file with the Orland Police Department.  Please print a copy of the Alarm Permit Application and return to the Orland Police Department.  For a complete copy of the Burglary and Robbery Alarm Procedure click here.   Any questions regarding alarm systems and/or Municipal Code Chapter 8.38 should be directed to the Orland Police Department at 530-865-1616, week days between 8 am – 5 pm.

2009 Traffic Collision Reports available on-line

The Orland Police Department is dedicated to citizens' ability to obtain accurate and affordable traffic accident reports. To accomplish this we have made traffic accident reports available through the Internet. Through the use of cutting edge online document management technology, DOCView has been selected by the Orland Police Department to place traffic accident reports on-line enabling citizens and insurance companies to access collision reports in a more efficient manner. No more mailing report request forms in or stopping by the station to purchase a traffic collision report. You can access your reports over the Internet, 24 hours a day!

This new on-line method will provide an alternative and more expedient method for obtaining the information you need from your traffic collision.

  • Reports are available from home, 24 hours a day through the Internet.
  • Reports are converted to PDF format making them easy to view, save, and print.
  • Reports cannot be modified, maintaining report integrity.
  • The web site is highly secure.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Click on the web site:DOCVIEW
  • Enter date of accident and report number
  • Then you can purchase the report for $15.00

DOCView charges a nominal convenience fee for this service which is added to the cost of the report. Citizens' who do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still come to the police station and pay the normal $10 report fee if they wish. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate calling the Orland Police Department at 530-865-1616. To learn more about DOCView visit: www.docview.us.com