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									                                                                                                                                     The City of Camarillo and

             TEN THINGS YOU CAN                                   CAMARILLO POLICE DEPARTMENT                                 Camarillo Police Department
             DO TO PREVENT

                                                                                                                IMPORTANT GRAFFITI
             GRAFFITI...                                               3701 E. LAS POSAS ROAD                                             ANTI-

                                                                                                                PHONE NUMBERS...
                                                                        CAMARILLO, CA 93010                                            INFORMATION
1.   Get educated! Learn about graffiti, and how it
                                                                            (805) 388-5100
     impacts your community. Teach what you learn to
     teenagers and younger children.

2.   Report graffiti to the Removal Hotline (805) 388-
     5338 or to the Camarillo Police Department (805)
                                                              IMPORTANT GRAFFITI
     388-5100.                                                 PHONE NUMBERS...
3.   Remove graffiti on private property as soon as
     possible.                                               GRAFFITI IN PROGRESS….….….…...9-1-1

4.   Coordinate a neighborhood watch group to make
                                                             GRAFFITI REMOVAL….. (805) 388-5338
     your neighborhood graffiti aware (805) 388-5130.        GRAFFITI DETECTIVE….(805) 383-4800
5.   Plant trees and other greenery near a graffiti-         POLICE NON-EMERGENCY (805) 654-9511
     plagued wall. This will help prevent access.

6.   Take pride in your surroundings. Vandalism
     cheapens your area.
                                                                  A NOTE TO PARENTS!                            GET FACTS…
7.   Install lighting in areas that are dark and often hit
     with graffiti.   Pick up trash and keep your
     neighborhood clean.                                     If a child is caught tagging, his or her parents
                                                                                                                                       GET TOOLS…
                                                             may be responsible for paying the expensive
8.   Make a difference! Join our Citizen Patrol. Contact
                                                             fines or restitution for their child’s crime!
     (805) 388-5129 to find out how.
                                                                                                                                            GET AWARE…
9.   Visit the National Anti-Graffiti Web site at            If you suspect your child might be a “tagger” to learn more about what
     other communities are doing.
                                                             Please call Youth Services for any questions
                                                                                                                Help to STOP graffiti
                                                             at (805) 388-5131.
                                                                                                                         in our community!
                                                                                                                              RESPONSIBILITY OF
               GRAFFITI VANDALISM SAFET Y TIPS                                                                                BUSINESS OWNERS

                                                                                                                  •   Educate your staff to the state and local
     Graffiti is not simply a maintenance problem,                                                                    legislation banning the sale of spray paint to
     but a complex social problem as well. Most of                                                                    minors, and make them aware of the
     the graffiti vandalism is caused by minors in              WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP                               frequent shoplifting of spray paint, markers,
     the late night or early morning hours. Some                                                                      and etching tools.
     graffiti is the product of gang activity, but the
                                                                                                                  •   Post signs at the paint display area stating
     vast majority of the increase in graffiti           •    Remove any graffiti on your property immediately!
                                                                                                                      the penalties for illegal sale to minors, and
     vandalism is the result of “tagging” committed
                                                         •    Make sure your child is not a graffiti vandal.          for graffiti vandalism.
     by juvenile vandals with the primary objective
     of “peer” recognition. Taggers are not neces-                                                                •   In the check-out area post signs listing the
                                                         •    Report it!
     sarily gang members, but they are likely to                                                                      acceptable proof of age for all spray paint
     come from all neighborhoods of the city and         •    Assist your neighbors if they need your help.           purchasers.
     neighboring cities as well.
                                                         •    Call if you see anyone suspicious in your           •   Assure that spray paint cans and other po-
     HOW TO REMOVE GRAFFITI                                   neighborhood.                                           tential tools (indelible markers, etc.) are in
•    Use matching paint.                                                                                              clear view of store personnel or otherwise
                                                         •    Start a neighborhood watch group.
                                                                                                                      protected from theft.
•    Use methyl ethyl ketone on glass or previously
     painted metal surfaces.                                                                                      •   Store graffiti implements under lock and key.
                                                             WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A VICTIM
•    Use Graffiti Remover on glass, unpainted
                                                                  OF GRAFFITI VANDALISM?                              GRAFFITI VANDALS CAN BE SUBJECT TO :
     metal surfaces, brick walls
     (you must scrub with soap                           •    Do not attempt to apprehend the suspect.
                                                                                                                  •   Civil fines of up to $1000 per graffiti offense ,
     and water too) and
                                                         •    Do get a good description of the suspect(s),            jail time, and fines for graffiti implements.
     always wear rubber gloves.
                                                              vehicle(s) involved, and the location.
                                                                                                                  •   Up to 100 hours of community service.
•    Follow product safety instructions.
                                                         •    Call 9-1-1 for in progress vandalism.
                                                                                                                  •   Revocation of drivers license.
    Graffiti Removal: 388-5338

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