Volume 29 | July 17-21, 2017
City to Conduct Pedestrian Safety Study

The City will be conducting a citywide pedestrian safety study as part of its continuing efforts to improve traffic safety and reduce collisions involving pedestrians.

The study will analyze the City’s programs, practices, and policies relating to improving pedestrian safety to identify key strengths and opportunities to meet or exceed national best practices. Low cost countermeasures will be developed to reduce pedestrian-related collisions and improve traffic safety across the City.

The review of the City's traffic system is made possible through a $135,000 grant from the Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP). The study is estimated to cost $150,000, of which the City will contribute $15,000.

Coffee With a Cop Builds Community Relationships

The Moreno Valley Police Department partnered with Better Be Donuts at 12266 Perris Blvd. this week to host a Coffee with a Cop event.

Residents had the opportunity to talk with officers about their community and ask questions in a casual setting. Offices also showed residents their police vehicles and equipment.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Police departments across the country hold similar events as the law enforcement community works to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

For more information about the Coffee with a Cop program, please contact Deputy Moreno at 951.486.6717 or dmoreno@riversidesheriff.org

Senior Center Texas BBQ and Chili Cook-Off Draws Crowd

More than 120 seniors attended the Moreno Valley Senior Center's annual Texas BBQ and Chili Cook-Off.

Attendees enjoyed delicious barbecue hot off the grill and plenty of entertainment.

The popular event also featured doughnut eating and hula hoop contests.

For more information about the Moreno Valley Senior Center and the activities it offers, please visit the City's website.

Membership to the Senior Center is free.

Reducing Crime Through Thoughtful Development

The City of Moreno Valley held an introductory workshop on July 18 to teach residents how crime can be reduced through thoughtful development.

Residents heard from a representative from Security Design Concepts who explained Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), which can be used to enhance our quality of life and prevent crime.

This approach can deter criminals by focusing on how our neighborhoods, shopping centers, parks and businesses are designed, built, maintained and used.

Find more about the CPTED concept here.

Moreno Valley Police Business Office Serves Residents

The men and women of the Moreno Valley Police Business Office helped more than 2,300 residents at the front counter and processed nearly 1,700 reports last month while answering countless phone calls.

The Moreno Valley Police Department Business Office is often the first or last contact a resident has with the Police Department. From releasing reports to acting as an officer liaison to assisting with a variety of requests, the staff in the Business Office is here to help.

The Moreno Valley Police Department Business Office is open Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a cat and a dog available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pets of the Week are Gurly and Pirate.

Gurly (#A475819) is a sweet ten-month-old Miniature Poodle that is always on the lookout for someone to love.

Pirate (#A475731) is a fun loving five-month-old domestic shorthair cat that is in search of a new crew to captain.

Watch the Pets of the Week video.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Gurly, Pirate or other pets in search of lifelong companions.

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the City’s website for more information about adopting.

Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.