Public Safety

    Fall 2013 e-Newsletter is Here!

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    Bluff Heights Neighborhood eNews

    This month’s headline article is “Security In Our Neighborhood”, a look into our neighborhood safety and what we can all do to continue to stay safe. East Commander LeBaron will be speaking at our upcoming Neighborhood Forum. The Forum is Wed, Sept 25 at 7:00pm at Mann Elementary School on Obispo and Coronado.

    Other articles focus on the new mural at Mann Elementary School, Councilmember’s Corner, new Preservation Academy, Bluff Heights Walking and much more.

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    Fall 2013 e-Newsletter

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    Living with Urban Coyotes: A Community Seminar Presented by Long Beach Animal Care Services

    Summer Safety Tips for Pets

    Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) reminds residents to keep the summer months fun and safe for all family members including pets.

    Possible Coyote Sightings in the Bluff Heights Area (Updated 7/3/12)

    There have been additional reported sightings of coyotes in the Bluff Heights area recently (along Vista St.) and at least one coyote-related animal incident. BHNA has notified Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) of this possibility so that they can be on alert for any future sightings and/or incidents. LBACS confirms we do have coyotes in several areas throughout the City, with the potential for them to show up in many different areas at any time.

    Please immediately report all coyote sightings to LBACS (562) 570-7387 any time of day. Or you can e-mail them at

    Some quick tips:

    • Bring all pets inside from dusk to dawn.
    • Always walk your dog on a leash no longer than 6ft.
    • Never leave small children unattended outside.
    • If you happen to encounter a coyote while you are outside, make very loud noises to scare it away. Remember coyotes are naturally afraid of humans.

    More information on how to deal with this situation and protect yourself, your family and your pets can be found on the enclosed link from the Long Beach Animal Care Services website:

    Community Emergency Notification System

    Long Beach Has Implemented a Community Emergency Notification System

    The Community Emergency Notification System allows the City’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center to rapidly notify residents and businesses by telephone. In the event of an emergency, an operator in the 9-1-1 Center can identify the affected neighborhood or region of the city and record a message that describes the situation. The Reverse 9-1-1 system will automatically call listed and unlisted telephone numbers within the affected area and deliver the recorded message. If phone lines are busy, the system will attempt to redial those numbers to make contact. If an answering machine picks up the call, the emergency message will be left on the machine.

    For more information, go to this link:

    Long Beach Animal Care Services Low-Cost Pet Clinic Schedule

    2012 MONTHLY WEEKEND CLINICS (2ND Saturday, 2 per day)


    Speedy Connections

    Need to Report Suspicious Activity NOW? A crime? Vandalism?

    In an emergency, dial 911
    From cell-phones, dial 562-435-6711

    These are the direct numbers for our neighborhood police specialists:

    General Community Policing
    PSS Kym Cloughesy
    East Division
    If it’s happening right now, call: 562-570-5808
    If it is NOT happening right now, please e-mail:
    E-mail is preferred, unless it’s an immediate need.

    Nuisance Abatement: Noise, Illegal Activity, Ill-Kept Property
    Rita Hooker: 562-570-4126


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    Who to call in the LBPD

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