cannot arrest anyone dealing drugs on hearsay
To All Neighbors:
Just a reminder, officers cannot arrest anyone DEALING DRUGS on
hearsay. They must have probable cause or witness the transaction
themselves. This makes sense because it protects everyone from being
However, citizens can be the eyes and ears of their community by
reporting what they see with as much identification and information
about the suspects as safely possible. This will alert the police
and help them locate the persons doing illegal transactions and
perhaps set up a sting operation or whatever is necessary to get
them off the streets.
NEVER IDENTIFY YOURSELF, APPROACH OR APPREHEND THE SUSPECTS OR YOU
COULD BECOME A VICTIM and a problem instead of the resolution. You
should always maintain a low profile.
If you are interested in volunteering, learn how to do it safely,
contact your Community Relations Officer at your local area station
for information regarding their training program.
Foothill Area CPAB &
Member of the Volunteer Surveillance Team