Community Programs

Community Programs primarily fall under the Crime Prevention and Community Relations Bureau which combines the functions of Crime Prevention and Community Outreach.

Community Outreach and fostering positive community relations with citizens and businesses in the city is essential to a thriving and safe community. The Chino Police Department prides itself in providing numerous ongoing opportunities, both formally and informally, for members of the community to positively interact with personnel as well as educate and prepare themselves.

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Community education is a key component of Crime Prevention. Through these programs, residents of all ages, from toddler to senior, can partner with the Police Department to keep themselves and the community safe.

The following programs are available free of cost to community members:

Safety Presentations: Available upon request for community groups, businesses, and schools of any age on a variety of safety topics such as home/personal safety, bullying, internet safety, and drug prevention and education.

Station Tours: Available upon request for local community groups.

Neighborhood Watch: Get your neighborhood together to learn about how to keep your home and community safe. Presentations by police personnel are provided to Neighborhood Watch Groups to educate and inform them on crime trends and crime prevention techniques. Click here to learn more about the Neighborhood Watch program.

Citizen Academy: This bi-annual 9-week program is hosted at the Chino Police Department and entails classroom presentations, activities, and demonstrations one night a week for three hours. The objective of the program is to educate the community on the various aspects of law enforcement, build relationships, and create ambassadors. Participants must be 18+ and work, live, or attend school in Chino.

Youth Academy: The youth version of the Citizen Academy takes place once per year during the summer over four consecutive days. Students participate in activities, presentations, demonstrations, and field trips highlighting the various aspects of the law enforcement profession. Students must be entering high school, and live or attend school in Chino.

M.A.P.S.: The Mentoring Alliance of Police and Students (M.A.P.S.) program combines all of the youth programs available for schools. Check out the M.A.P.S. guide to see details on the programs available and how to coordinate hosting them for your Chino classroom or school.

If you are interested in a group presentation or would like more information on any Crime Prevention programs, please contact our Crime Prevention and Community Outreach Unit at 909-334-3178 or


Our outreach efforts are aimed at creating opportunities for positive community engagement where personnel can interact with community members on an informal basis and foster ongoing relationships. 

The Department participates in several community and City functions throughout the year. The largest community outreach event is National Night Out. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities in the U.S. on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

If you would like to request an outreach booth for your community event or would like more information on National Night Out, please contact the Crime Prevention and Community Outreach Unit at 909-334-3178 or


If you would like to get involved by Volunteering consider joining the Chino Cares Volunteer Program or other police department volunteer opportunities

Explorer Program

The Chino Police Department Explorer Program provides hands-on training and experience for youth in the field of Law Enforcement.  Explorers not only give back to their community through community service events but participate in physical fitness training, tests, and attend a live-in summer academy. The program is voluntary and part-time.

If you are interested in joining the Chino Police Explorer Program, you must attend a recruitment meeting. Attendees are asked to wear professional attire and a mask. Follow us on social media for the most current information on meeting dates and times.

In order to join, applicants must meet the following requirements:

* Be between the ages of 14-18 years old

* Live or attend school in the City of Chino

* Maintain a 2.5 GPA

* Successfully pass a background check

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The Crime Prevention Unit offers a free service of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). This service involves examining how an area’s physical features (or lack thereof) influence the opportunity for crime. It also strives to elevate the quality of life for residents and visitors.

 Some features observed include:

•Landscaping Guidelines




Contact the Crime Prevention Unit to schedule your CPTED Survey.


Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

The Chino CFMH Program is designed to help residents, owners, managers and anyone else associated with rental property keep drugs and other illegal activity out of their community.

The CFMH program uses a unique three phase approach:

Phase I – An eight hour seminar presented by the police department and other city and county agencies.

Phase II – A C.P.T.E.D. (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Inspection which certifies that the property has met the minimum security requirements for the residents’ safety.

Phase III – A Neighborhood Watch -  Crime Prevention meeting.

Criminal background checks on all new applicants and implementation of the Crime Free Lease Addendum is also a certification requirement.

Once fully certified, Managers / Owners will be granted the use of the CFMH signs for display on their property.   Management will also be granted the use of the CFMH logo in all future advertisements.

What are the Benefits?

  • A stable, more satisfied, resident base
  • Increased demand for rental units with the reputation for pro-active management
  • Lower maintenance and repair costs
  • Improved personal safety for the residents, landlords and managers
  • Peace of mind that comes from spending more time on routine management and less time on crisis control
  • More appreciative neighbors
  • Decreased liability
  • Increased property values
  • Reduction in police calls for service
Contact the Crime Prevention Unit for more information. 909-334-3178