Wear jeans with a purpose on Denim Day Wednesday, April 26, 2017 as a visible sign of protest against the myths that still surround sexual assaults. Wearing jeans is an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assaults. This day we unite against the sexual assault of girls , women, boys, and men. We stand in support of survivors. We break the silence to end sexual violence.
The Orland Volunteer Fire Department and Orland Police Officer’s Association would like to encourage Orland High School Seniors to apply for the Nick Mondragon Public Safety Scholarship. Applications must be submitted to the Orland Police Department by May 1, 2017. Applications are available at Orland High School and the Orland Police Department. For more information please go to Academic Scholarship Application .
It is important to talk to children about safe and unsafe touching starting at a young age. Teach your child about body safety.Tell your child, “You are the boss of your body. If someone touches you in a way that makes you uncomfortable, say NO, get aways, and tell an adult..” Teach your child the proper names for body parts. This will help him/her feel more comfortable telling you if there is a problem. Explain that private parts are those that are covered by bathing suits and that they should stay covered. Say, “It’s not OK for others to look at or touch your private parts, unless that person is your doctor or parent.” Let your child know that no one should ask him/her to keep a secret and that it’s never OK to keep secrets from your parents.Talk to your child about stranger danger. Teach him/her not to accept anything from or go anywhere with a stranger.
Tax-related identify theft increases in January and commonly occurs when:
Consumers are urged to use the following tips to better prevent tax-related identity theft:
For more information on how to identify and protect yourself from identity theft visit the Attorney General Xavier Becerra ’s website https://oag.ca.gov/
Review your bank and credit card statements frequently for unfamiliar transactions. Contact your bank promptly if you see any suspicious transactions. Cancel the card immediately if you notice unusual transactions and get a replacement with a different number. Try to avoid making purchases in free Wi-Fi hotspots, such as a coffee shop, which can put your passwords and other information at risk. If you are receiving text messages on your cell phone saying you have won a prize or gift, do not click on the link, it is most likely a scam.
The holiday season is unique. Every burglar knows that every home will have brand new and often expensive gifts inside. This is the time of year when vigilance will be rewarded. Keep presents out of sight from windows. It may just be a quick trip to the store but LOCK your doors. Burglars can be in and out of your home in a matter of minutes. Put timers on lights if you are going out of town. It leaves the impression that somebody is home.
Most burglars do not plan their break ins. They are crimes of opportunity. They pick what appears to be a simple target. If they see a greater risk than they anticipated, they move onto a more desirable target. Therefore, the more effort you take to keep your home from being a simple target, the safer you will be. No home is completely burglar proof.
One final thing to remember is that burglars very often drive through neighborhoods shortly after the holidays. Specifically they are looking at the trash left at the curb in front of your home. If you received a computer, television, stereo or other large item do not put the empty box at the curb. That is an advertisement to a thief.
What steps can you take?
Come join us for the annual Halloween night full of games, prizes and fun for the whole family. Monday, October 31st – Parade starts at 6:00pm beginning at the Post Office and ending at the fairgrounds, sponsored by Orland Kiwanis Club .
Red Ribbon Week is October 23 – 31, 2016
A HEALTHY ME IS DRUG FREE!
First day of school will be Monday, August 15th. The police department is urging everyone to be extremely cautious. There will be a marked increase in pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well as automotive traffic around the schools. Here are a few tips to help keep our children safe.
Heavy bus, car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic around the schools can be expected. Parents are urged to obey all traffic laws, including parking and curb markings. The traffic laws, parking ordinances and curb markings are there for the safety of our children. Leave a bit early when driving children to school and be observant. This will have to be a team effort but working together we can make this a safe school opening for all of our children.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER IN AUGUST
National Night Out is the first Tuesday in August. The VIPS sponsor a fun family evening of events at Orland Library Park from 6 – 9 pm. Please come and join in on the fun. National Night Out 2016
Orland PD K-9 Music Festival is Saturday, August 20th at the Glenn County Fairgrounds from 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Local food vendors, beer garden, bounce house, face painting and K-9 demonstrations, featuring three bands. Donations at the gate and all proceeds go towards Orland PD- K-9 Unit Rueger and Miky. A fun family event.
Orland Police Department will step-up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations throughout the summer months. Officers will focus enforcment on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Orland Police Department will be hosting its 20th Annual Citizen’s Police Academy beginning January 30, 2016. The Citizen’s Academy is a mandatory class for those wishing to take part in the Orland V.I.P.S. Program. For more inforamtion e-mail Officer Cessna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Orland Police Department will step up Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement the week of August 24th through August 28th. We want our children safe going to and from school. The Press Release is attached.
With temperatures rising above 100 degrees, parents and other caregivers need to be educated that a vehicle is not a babysitter or play area. On average 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car and the end results can be injury or even death.
* Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute.
* If you see a child unattended in a hot vehicle call 9 -1-1.
* Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading. Don’t overlook sleeping babies.
* Always lock your car and ensure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices. Teach children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area.
There are plenty of facts, figures and details about distracted driving, but let’s get the plain and simple ones on the table first:
Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road or your hands off the steering wheel – especially texting and cell phone use, whether hands-free or handheld. Who’s doing it? Most of us. It has been estimated that, at any one time, over 10 percent of drivers are using a mobile device.
A ticket for $159 for texting or talking on a cell phone is a major distraction to your wallet.
What can you do? Most important, obey the law. It’s there for a reason. Also, do your best to eliminate distractions:
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Town Hall Meeting at Orland Memorial Hall for I-5 Tragedy
The community is invited to a special Towh Hall Meeting starting at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 15th at Orland Memorial Hall, 320 Third Street in Orland. This will be our opportunity to share feelings about the tragedy, connect needs with support services and start the healing process. Please invite your neighbors, friends and family. For more information you can contact City Hall at 865-1600.
The Orland Police Department will be conducting special Traffic Safety Enfrcement Operations through the month of February. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd extra officers will be on duty patrolling, concentrating on those drivers who choose not to have a Super Sunday and are found to be driving under the influence. Officers will be conducting Traffic Safety Enforcement and Distracted Driving Operations cracking down on drivers using their hand held cell phones, whether they are speaking or texting on them as well as moving violations that may cause collisions, injuries or fatalities. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”….Zero Tolerance
Most Americans don’t realize July 4th is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That’s why on this Fourth of July law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired driving as a part of the ongoing “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign. To save lives on our roadways this Fourth of July, local law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired driving through increased sobriety checkpoints, roving and saturation patrols, and other enforcement methods. Impaired-driving crashes killed 10,228 people in 2010, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. That’s an average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality every 51 minutes.
Here are a few simple tips to avoid a drunk-driving disaster: