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City Creates New Illegal Firework Reporting System

| News | June 27, 2019

The City of Santa Clarita is now offering residents a new way to report firework use in the City. Through a new “Illegal Fireworks” category in the City’s Resident Service Center RSC), community members can pinpoint and submit exact locations where fireworks are being set off, and include incident-specific details. The Resident Service Center is accessible on the city’s website and through the Santa Clarita Mobile App.

As the Fourth of July approaches, residents can begin submitting locations that have been problem areas for illegal fireworks in past years. This information will be automatically transmitted to the Sheriff’s Department so they can enter it into their database and know where they should focus their patrols. This information gathered will be used to “predictively” map out problem areas of concern for law enforcement efforts. Reporting illegal fireworks through RSC will not result in an immediate response from the Sheriff’s Department.

“Fireworks can be hazardous to people and pets, and create unnecessary danger in our already fire-prone environment,” said Captain Lewis of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “This new feature will assist our crime prevention team and patrol deputies to plan out proactive enforcement and patrols in the days leading up to, and after the Fourth of July and other times of increased fireworks usage in the community.”

When residents search for the “Illegal Fireworks” category in the Resident Service Center online or through the mobile app, they can access the correct form by using search terms “fireworks” or “illegal fireworks.”

To access the Resident Service Center, visit santa-clarita.com or download the Santa Clarita Mobile App.

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