Crime Prevention is a component of Aliso Viejo Police Services, implementing proactive community-oriented police programs such as Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch. Child safety programs, including bicycle rodeos, Walk-to-School Day events and fingerprinting are other beneficial services offered to the Aliso Viejo community.
E-Bike Rules & Safety
With E-Bike popularity on the rise, be sure you and your loved ones know the laws, regulations, and responsibilities that come along with operating E-Bikes. Learn about the different classifications of bikes, the laws for each class, and important tips to keep you and those around you safe.
- California's Electric Bicycle Law (PDF)
- Electric Bikes, Mopeds, and Pocket Bikes Cheat Sheet (PDF)
- Motorized Bike & Scooter Chart and Codes (PDF)
- Bicycles/Motorized Bicycles Enforcement Guide (PDF)
- Biking Hand Signals (PDF)
Follow these safety tips while you're walking, exercising, and running errands.
The City of Aliso Viejo has seen a rise in thefts of catalytic converters. Deputy Barcelos teamed up with Aliso Niguel Auto Care to share tips on keeping your catalytic converter safe from theft, how to recognize if it has been stolen, and what to do if you're a victim.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime. Since 1972, when the National Sheriff’s Association implemented the program, Neighborhood Watch has meant neighbors watching out for each other, working on neighborhood problems, and making themselves safer by working with law enforcement. Community involvement is one of the most effective ways to prevent burglaries and other crimes in Aliso Viejo. Neighborhood Watch brings along the power of organization and the ability to focus energy and resources.
By working together with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Aliso Viejo residents can help improve the safety and security of their community. For additional information about Neighborhood Watch, call 949-425-2564. Information is also available on the National Crime Prevention Council’s website and the California Attorney General’s Office.
Business Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of business owners, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce crime in their community. This is a free program that shows business owners and employees crime prevention techniques and strategies they can use to help cut down on business-related crime.
Business Watch is a joint partnership with Aliso Viejo businesses, the City of Aliso Viejo, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, call 949-425-2564.
Vacation Home Check
This free service provides a physical check of your residence to ensure your home remains secure while you are away on vacation. For additional information, call 949-425-2564 or you may fill out the Vacation Home Check Form (PDF) and email it to Brett Gardner or fax it to 949-425-3889.
Aliso Viejo Police Services offers a variety of child safety programs to Aliso Viejo residents. These programs are available for community groups, school assemblies, or after-school programs. For more information, call 949-425-2564.
Police Volunteer Program
The City of Aliso Viejo’s Police Assistance Liaison Services (PALS) is a volunteer program for mature adults over the age of 21. The volunteers are assigned operational and administrative duties normally performed by uniformed officers. This support gives deputies more time to concentrate on law enforcement related functions.