Community Patrol presents stats for month of January


The POA contracts with U.S Security Associates to provide Community Patrol and Marine Patrol services to assist with non-emergency incidents that pertain to the POA’s Rules and Regulations. The City of Canyon Lake contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for police services.

The POA, City of Canyon Lake and  Riverside Sheriff’s Department all work closely to provide the residents of Canyon Lake with a safe community.

Community Patrol’s responsibilities include Community Patrol and Marine Patrol, gate access control and enforcement of POA Rules and Regulations.

Community Patrol is located at Bluebird Hall, 23066 Canyon Lake Dr. South. Marine Patrol was recently moved from Happy Camp to the Holiday Harbor launch area.

Community Patrol

The Community Patrol report for January is presented by Account Manager Michael Erikson.

Community Patrol logged 14,639 miles and answered 169 calls for service. Officers issued 307 citations and 16 warnings. There were 477 incident reports.

Eighteen suspicious persons/vehicles were reported with an average response time by Community Patrol of 12.5 minutes.

Seventy-three speed enforcement and 150 parking citations were issued. Four golf cart (speed/stop sign/underage operator) citations were issued.

Twenty-five identification for access control and 10 failure to comply (refusal to show POA/DL/ID) citations were issued. Officers confiscated 169 passes (expired guest pass).  Thirty-two disturbance, one curfew and nine animal-related citations were issued. Five citations were issued for verbal abuse.

Marine Patrol

The Marine Patrol report for January is presented by Marine Patrol Captain Steve Haney.

Marine Patrol performed seven escorted hours, seven boat safety inspections, six boat tows and 15 quagga inspections.

Marine Patrol issued 110 citations for rule LM.2.7 violations. Rule LM.2.7 states, All unregistered boats, sailboats and/or other water device that requires registration found sitting at or on a homeowner’s dock or on a lift above the water will be subject to a fine.

Call Community Patrol or 911?

For non-emergency incidents that pertain to the law and duties carried out by peace officers, residents should call the non-emergency police dispatch line, not Community Patrol. Community Patrol does not have the same authority as peace officers. They are not allowed to detain or handcuff people, carry weapons or make arrests. Community Patrol will assist Canyon Lake Police Department/Riverside County Sheriffs Department but are not authorized to take the place of police during certain criminal activities.

Residents are reminded to always call 911 for anything that is an emergency or if in need of “immediate response” be it law enforcement or fire.

Examples of when to call 911:

  • Any assault with a weapon (stabbing, shooting, etc.)
  • In-progress burglary of a residence or business
  • Armed robbery of a person, residence or business
  • Physical altercations
  • Missing children
  • Any medical emergency
  • Fire
  • Traffic accidents where injuries are known or suspected

Examples of when to call Community Patrol:

  • Loud noise complaints
  • Loitering
  • Barking or loose dogs
  • Speeding vehicles
  • Traffic sign violations
  • Parking violations
  • Motorcycle riding in community
  • Golf cart violations
  • Illegal fishing

Examples of when to call Marine Patrol:

  • Lake Rules (wake, speeding, etc)
  • Safety inspections for boats
  • Boat distress assistance

Important numbers:

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Police Department Main Line: 951-210-1000.
  • Police Department Non- Emergency Dispatch Line: 951-776-1099, ext 5.
  • Canyon Lake Community Patrol: 951-244-6841: Ext 410.
  • Canyon Lake Marine Patrol: 951-244-6841, ext. 415