FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2011
Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police
Pullman Police Department
PULLMAN – Pullman residents can now report non-urgent nuisance violations and graffiti online on the Pullman Police Department’s website (www.pullman-wa.gov/police) under the menu item “Report a Crime/Incident”. Also, due a recent rash of credit card fraud in the area, Pullman residents and businesses can also submit credit card fraud reports online on a temporarily basis.
When reporting non-urgent nuisance violations, residents should be aware that follow up to online nuisance reporting can take up to three days, so online nuisance reporting should be limited to those nuisances that are not an eminent public hazard. For timelier follow up, residents should report the nuisance by calling the dispatch center at (509) 332-2521. Examples of nuisance violations include storing junk exposed to view from any public place; accumulation of building materials or other objects that endangers safety or is an attractive nuisance; visible un-mounted vehicle tires, vehicle bodies or parts; visible bed mattresses, water heaters, household appliances, and damaged or discarded furniture. A more detailed list of nuisance violations can be found in Section 5.01 of the Pullman City Code on the City’s website (www.pullman-wa.gov) under the menu item ”City Code”.
Residents can also report graffiti online to facilitate timely clean-up from public and private property. Research and experience show that rapid removal is the most effective way to reduce repeat attacks of illegal graffiti.
If you are a renter or property owner/manager, there are local resources and organizations available to assist you in removing graffiti from your property. The City of Pullman works cooperatively with Washington State University, Center for Civic Engagement (WSU CCE) and Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) to abate graffiti from public property and assist responsible parties with the abatement of graffiti from private property. Additional graffiti abatement information is available online including instructions for reporting by phone.
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