Programs and Services
San Luis Obispo Police Non-Emergency Phone Number
The "SLO Solutions" program
of the City of San Luis Obispo in 2004. Sponsored by the City of San Luis
Obispo, Cuesta College and Cal Poly, residents can use the services
of Creative Mediation to resolve a variety of community disputes at
no cost to them. To see if your situation is appropriate for
mediation, contact our office at 805.549.0442.
administers a full service dispute resolution program. Services are
delivered through a combination of staff, volunteer, and private
practitioners. Mediation is available in the following areas:
Small Claims Court
(pre and post filing)
Public Policy Disputes
for more information.
Project Child Safe (Free Gun locks)
The San Luis
Obispo Police Department will provide free gun safety locks to
local residents through a partnership with Project Child Safe,
the nationwide firearms safety education program. The free gun
locks will be available at the Police Station, 1042 Walnut
Street, while supplies last.
http://www.projectchildsafe.org for more information.
Responsible Medication Disposal
County wide program to dispose of unused
When a medication is out of date or
unnecessary, it is important to dispose of them safely to protect our families
and our environment.
Disposal is free for any of the following: Over-the-counter; prescriptions;
samples; pet medications; medicated lotions or ointments.
Keep the medications in their original containers and remove or scratch
out all personal information.
This program is for
household medications only
and is a great service to our community.
Needles or "sharps" need to be returned to a pharmacy for free disposal. For
more information, please visit:
Drop box located in the lobby of the Police
Do you know how to make 9-1-1 work for you?
Tell the Dispatcher where you are. Don’t assume they know
where you are calling from.
Let the Dispatcher control the call. They know all the
right questions to ask so that you get help quickly and efficiently.
Stay on the phone until the Dispatcher tells you it is
okay to disconnect.
Remain calm and use a clear voice. Remember that you are
the eyes and ears of the help you seek until that help gets on scene.
911 Calls from Cell Phones - A Reality Check
Making 9-1-1 Work for YOU! E-Brochure* - Designed to provide essential, age-appropriate, targeted information about the 9-1-1 system and emergency response, these downloadable PDFs are yours reproduce and distribute to the general public, children, teens, and parents in conjunction with your 9-1-1 educational efforts during National 9-1-1 Education Month and throughout the rest of the year.
Child Safety Seats
- Proper installation
is a matter of life and death.
- 9 out of 10 child safety seats are incorrectly installed.
- Children younger
then 6 years old or under 60 pounds must be properly restrained.
- We can show you
how to properly install your child safety seat in your vehicle.
- Visit the
Traffic Safety Administration for more information.
Child safety seat
inspections are not currently being offered. Please contact the CHP
at 805.593.3300 or Arroyo Grande Police Department at 805.473.5108.
- The vehicle
has no rear seats.
- The rear seats
are side-facing jump seats.
- The rear seats
are rear-facing seats.
- The child
passenger restraint system cannot be installed properly in the
- Children under
the age of 12 years already occupy the rear seats.
- Medical reason
(written by the pediatrician) requires that the child not ride in
the rear seat.
A child may
NOT ride in the front seat of a motor vehicle with an active
passenger air bag if:
- Under one year
- Weighs less
than 20 pounds.
- Riding in a
rear-facing child passenger restraint system.
- Started in the 1980s.
- Volunteer about 4000
hours of service each year.
Typical volunteer assignments
- Data entry
- Evidence and property
- Juvenile diversion
- Crime prevention
- Assistance in various support capacities
- Seniors, students, and
persons interested in “making a difference.”
Are you interested in being a police
volunteer? Contact the Police Department at 805.781.7020.
Neighborhood Assistance Program - SNAP
- SNAP was established in 1992.
- Recruits students from both Cal Poly and Cuesta
- Primary duties are to respond to “party” noise complaints in the City.
- Valuable to the community by freeing up patrol police officers
to respond to priority calls for service.
Hours of Operation:
- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights
- 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
- If SNAP
is unsuccessful in quieting down the party, police officers respond to enforce code violations.
information contact the Police Department Administration at 805. 781.7020.
Check out the
Survival Guide, Renter’s Checklist for Safe Housing,
Checklist for Good Neighbors,
Planning A Party.
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