In case of emergency, call 9-1-1
The City of Walnut’s primary public safety services are provided by the County of Los Angeles. The L.A. County Fire Department serves residents and business operators from two sites within the city, and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department support is dispatched from the Walnut substation facility located on Valley Blvd.
Click here for more information about the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff's Station.
Click here for more information on Fire Station 61 and Fire Station 146 in the City of Walnut.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPT.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is now hiring Deputy Sheriff Trainees and Custody Assistants. Please visit our web site at www.lasd.org or call 1-800-A-DEPUTY. Discover the outstanding employment opportunities with the Sheriff's Department.
Other public safety services — animal control, pest control, emergency services, risk management, etc. - are either provided by the city, or are supplied by outside contract agencies.
Home Security System - False Alarm Notices
Walnut City Code Section 16B states that after any false alarm, the City of Walnut may request a written report from the alarm owner describing the action taken to eliminate the cause of future false alarms.
In addition to any other penalty enforcement procedure provided in the City’s Ordinance, the alarm owner must pay a service fee of $72.50 for each false alarm in excess of the initial three false alarms in any 12 month period.
If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact Walnut City Hall at 909-595-7543, or the Walnut Sheriff’s Station at 909-595-2264.
Neighborhood Watch Program
Every day, we encounter situations calling upon us to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Not only does the Neighborhood Watch Program allow citizens to help in the fight against crime, it is also an opportunity for communities to bond through service. Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Neighborhood Watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improves relations between police and the communities they serve.
WHY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH?
-It works. Dramatic decreases in burglary and related offenses are reported by law enforcement professionals in communities with active Watch programs.
-Many families have two working parents and children involved in many activities that keep them away from home. An empty house in a neighborhood where the surrounding community does not know the owner is a prime target for burglary.
HOW DOES A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH START?
Together, motivated individuals, community organizations and law enforcement can organize a small planning committee of neighbors to discuss needs, the level of interest, and other public safety and emergency topics, such as earthquake preparedness.
WHO CAN BE INVOLVED?
Any community resident can join—young and old, single and married, renter and homeowner. Even the busiest of people can belong to a Neighborhood Watch—they too can keep an eye out for neighbors as they come and go.
WHAT DOES A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH DO?
A Neighborhood Watch is neighbors helping neighbors. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors. Members meet their neighbors, learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activity that raises their suspicions to the sheriff’s office.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A WATCH MEMBER?
-Know your neighbors and watch out for each other.
-Report suspicious activities and crimes to the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff Station at (909) 595-2264.
-Learn how you can make yourself and your community safer.
WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVITIES SHOULD I LOOKOUT FOR AS A WATCH MEMBER?
-Someone screaming or shouting for help.
-Someone looking in windows of houses and parked cars.
-Property being taken out of houses where no one is at home or from closed businesses.
-Cars, vans, or trucks moving slowly with no apparent destination or without lights.
-Anyone being forced into a vehicle.
-A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child.
HOW SHOULD I REPORT THESE INCIDENTS?
-Give your name and address.
-Explain what happened.
-Briefly describe the suspect: sex and race, age, height, weight, hair color, clothing, distinctive characteristics such as a beard, mustache, scars, or accent.
-Describe the vehicle if one was involved: color, make, model, year, license plate, and special features, such as stickers.
To begin a Neighborhood Watch Program in your area, contact Walnut Team Leader Deputy Doug Daley at (909) 595-7543.