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From SDPD: Reporting Graffiti

From SDPD: Reporting Graffiti

Please review the following information from SDPD:

Citizens,

Reporting graffiti as it is occurring:
If you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 911 and report it immediately to the San Diego Police Department. Do not confront the vandals. Although they may appear to be harmless, they may be carrying weapons. The police will respond based on the priority of the crime compared to others for which they have calls at the time.

Information To Use To Report Graffiti:
The Graffiti Unit has assigned a detective to handle the tagging / graffiti incidents within Western Division. The contact is Detective Cassie Ericson. If you have an incident of tagging and/or graffiti please take a photograph prior to painting it out and email the photographs to Detective Ericson, CEricson@pd.sandiego.gov . In your email please include date, time, location and approximate size of the graffiti. The information you send will be loaded into the Graffiti Tracker Program which is a county wide program and collaboration with numerous agencies.

Cleaning Graffiti:
If you see graffiti in your neighborhood on public or private property, report it immediately to the Graffiti Control Program through online reporting, http://apps.sandiego.gov/streetdiv/ , or by calling the Graffiti Hotline at (619) 527-7500. Calls to Street Division Customer Service are confidential.

City crews remove graffiti from city property, usually within five days of receiving a report. City code compliance officers must notify private property owners of graffiti on their property and of their responsibility to remove it. Depending on the cooperation of property owners, it could take longer for graffiti to be removed from private properties.

Rewards Program:
With our Spray and Pay Graffiti Rewards Program, you could receive up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals.
http://www.sandiego.gov/street-div/services/graffiti/rewards.shtml  

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Officer David Surwilo
San Diego Police Department
Community Relations Officer
Western Division

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