Public Safety

CONTACT:

Non-Emergency & Animal Control

Phone (559) 562-2511

 
Emergencies
9-1-1

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of the Lindsay Department of Public Safety is to ensure residents have an efficient and
responsive code enforcement; police, fire and animal control force to maintain public safety; and, an
outstanding quality of life for our community.

DUTIES:

The duties of the Public Safety Department encompass the services of several different sub-departments
including:

  • Police
    • Conduct proactive and innovative approaches to reduce crime;
    • Ensure the community of Lindsay is kept safe including its streets, schools and
      neighborhoods;
    • Respect the needs of the residents and meet those needs by utilizing innovative
      approaches to solving problems; and
    • Actively prevent criminal acts and aggressively apprehend criminals in a manner which is
      consistent with the law.
  • Animal Control
    • Patrol and protect the City of Lindsay by capturing stray animals;
    • Ensure the humane and approved treatment of captured animals; and
    • Shelter all animals captured by animal control.
  • Fire Protection
    • Respond to fire emergencies;
    • Assist in medical responses;
    • Extinguish fires to save life and property; and
    • Prevent, when possible, the potential of a fire hazard.
  • Code Enforcement
    • Enforce compliance with City regulations and ordinances including zoning, land use,
      nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, graffiti, water waste, and
      other matters of public concern;
    • Receive and respond to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and
      departments on alleged violations of City zoning and codes/ordinances; and
    • Conduct field investigations and inspect properties for violations.
  • 9-1-1 Dispatch
    • Dispatch and coordinate the responses of public safety agencies;
    • Translate information to the appropriate codes;
    • Determine and assign the level of priority of the calls;
    • Ask vital questions and provide pre-arrival instructions for emergency medical calls.
  • Contracted Ambulance Services
    • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls calmly, efficiently and promptly;
    • Administer basic and restricted advanced life support to patients at the scene, en route
      to the hospital;
    • Assess the nature and extent of injury or illness; and
    • Communicate with professional medical personnel and treatment facilities to obtain
      instructions regarding further treatment.