In response to safety and quality of life concerns in the
Sequoia Station shopping area, Redwood City Police recently kicked off a new
Project SAFE program.
The effort, which started Aug. 9, is designed to improve the experience people have when they visit the shopping center businesses or the nearby transit center.
As part of the program, Redwood City Police have significantly increased law enforcement at the shopping center and have begun working with individual businesses and the owner of the shopping center to make environmental changes to help enhance public safety.
In a statement, Redwood City Police described the first three weeks of the program as very successful in building collaborative partnerships with committed stakeholders and improving the enjoyable experience in utilizing Sequoia Station for shopping and as a transportation hub. Several visitors, commuters, and business owners have reported noticeable improvements in the area since Project Safe began. Sequoia Station is at 1071 El Camino Real, Redwood City.
The goal behind Project SAFE is making a long-term and ongoing commitment with an anticipated reduction in crime and quality of life issues surrounding Sequoia Station Shopping Center and the Redwood City transit hub. The program operates by taking a multi-faceted approach that uses a variety of resources to address public safety concerns and quality of life issues present at the center.
The program is a collaborative partnership between the Redwood City Police Department, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Transit Police, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, Safeway and CVS Pharmacy property owners, Regency Centers property management, stakeholder business tenants of Sequoia Station, Forbes Security, and a host of both public and private social service organizations.