Chico PD launches Street Crimes Unit

The team makes 24 arrests in first week

Chico PD is focusing on quality-of-life crimes (e.g., car burglaries, drug-dealing, bike and retail theft) with a temporary Street Crimes Unit that launched last Thursday (May 31).

The team—composed of a sergeant, six officers and a community service officer—will operate through mid-August, at which time it will resume its typical patrols in the south campus neighborhood.

In its first week, the unit made 24 arrests (about half were for narcotics violations) and seized more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine.