Santa Cruz Police Dept Teaming with Santa Cruz Fire Dept in Closing Homeless Encampments

Santa Cruz, CA…SCPD has your back Santa Cruz Fire Department!  Our Neighborhood Policing Unit teamed up with SCFD for fire safety outreach and to vacate encampments in our beautiful Pogonip and wildland spaces. An EMERGENCY ORDER TO CLOSE/VACATE OFF-TRAIL, CITY-OWNED OPEN SPACE AREAS is in effect.  SCFD and SCPD staff has been out in the City’s off-trail open spaces over the last several weeks providing notification of this upcoming closure.

“This closure is necessary because of the potential for extreme fire behavior in dry vegetation in off-trail areas such as Pogonip, Delaveaga, and Moore Creek. These conditions are coupled with the number of fires that have already occurred in these areas necessitates closures until conditions change.” – Santa Cruz Fire Chief Hajduk