Chino Police Department

Graffiti Investigations

Tagging is any unauthorized marking, etching, scratching, drawing, painting or defacing of any surface of public, private, real or personal property. Tagging is not an art form;  it is vandalism and the destruction of private and public property. 

Tagging causes blight in our community resulting in a genuine threat to the quality of life, incalculable economic losses to businesses, and can lead to the general deterioration of the area in which you live or work.  The eradication of graffiti is a huge drain on the City’s resources in both cost and manpower.

SIU’s Graffiti Team works to prevent and suppress graffiti, document graffiti that is identifiable to a certain gang or person, and identify and prosecute the person(s) who affixed the graffiti (which often includes charging the suspect or their parents, if they are a minor, with the cost to remove or cover the graffiti).

Our Graffiti Team is part of the West End Graffiti Task Force, which is a collaboration of local law enforcement agency Graffiti Investigators who work together to identify and apprehend "taggers". 

If you see tagging or other vandalism in progress do not try to intervene. Call 911 or our non-emergency dispatch number (909) 628-1234.

To Report Graffiti

If you notice new graffiti in the City of Chino, you can report it using the Graffiti Hotline at (909) 591-9837 or call (909) 628-1234 during normal City business hours. Click here to report graffiti online.

Help Prevent Graffiti:

Click here to download a guide to prevent graffiti in your neighborhood.

Resources for parents :

Click here to download a guide for parents: Is Your Child a Tagger?


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