PSA: Social Security Scam

The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. He then says your Social is blocked – but he might ask you for a fee to reactivate it, or to get a new number. And he will ask you to confirm your Social Security number. In other variations, he says that somebody used your Social Security number to apply for credit cards, and you could lose your benefits. Or he might warn you that your bank account is about to be seized, that you need to withdraw your money, and that he’ll tell you how to keep it safe. But all of these are scams. Here’s what you need to know: The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won’t ask you to pay anything. And it won’t call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID. You can’t trust what you see there. Never give your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Don’t confirm the last 4 digits. And don’t give a bank account or credit card number – ever – to anybody who contacts you asking for it. Remember that anyone who tells you to wire money, pay with a gift card, or send cash is a scammer. Always. No matter who they say they are. If you’re worried about a call from someone who claims to be from the Social Security Administration, get off the phone. Then call the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). If you’ve spotted a scam, then tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

Recently, residents have been calling because they have been receiving calls from scammers who claim to be from the Social Security Administration, threatening to take their benefits if they do not comply with their instructions. The recorded call informs residents that their social security number has been suspended, and they will lose all of their benefits unless they press a number to speak to a live representative. These phone scammers also threaten to block residents’ social security numbers and seize their Read More …

96th Installment of WE CARE Community Clean up

APD Cleanup

96th Installment of WE CARE Neighborhood Clean Up The Antioch Police Department will be hosting their 93rd Neighborhood Clean Up event on Saturday, Sept 8th from 9 -11 am. The focus neighborhood will be around Fremont Elementary School Area including F and G Streets and all the streets off of them from 11th Street down to 20th Street, including part of D Street. Fremont Elementary School parking lot, 1413 F Street. We start promptly at 9am. This is a community Read More …

Drug Enforcement Administration Take Back

Drug Enforcement Administration

On April 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Antioch Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 17th opportunity in 9 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Antioch Police Department at: 300 L Street, Antioch, CA. (The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps; only pills or patches). The service is free Read More …

Antioch Police Department Welcomes Officer Brandon Bushby

Officer Brandon Bushby

It was an honor to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Police Officer Brandon Bushby. Officer Bushby is our 102nd sworn officer and joins a growing Police Department. We are glad he has chosen Antioch as the place where he wants to continue his already outstanding career. Thank you for your service to our community Officer Bushby! Brandon grew up in Albany and graduated from Albany High School. While in high school, he played both football and baseball. In 2009, Brandon Read More …

Antioch Police Department Honored as “Friends of Education”

Antioch Police Department ACSA

Chief Brooks was honored to attend the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Delta Charter (East Contra Costa) Recognition Dinner at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center. The ACSA awarded the Antioch Police Department with their “Friends of Education Award.” The award was presented to us for our on-going efforts to connect with students by visiting their campuses with our K9 officers doing demonstrations, educating students on the use of 9-1-1 and just hanging out during recess. We value Read More …

Antioch Police Explorers Annual Crab Feed

Antioch Police Explorer

On Saturday, February 23rd the Antioch Police Explorers hosted a sold-out crowd, at their Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser. This community center event, delivered incredible raffle prizes and delicious food, enjoyed by friends, family, and Officers alike. This critical fundraising effort makes it possible for Police Explorers to attend training and competitions throughout the year. In 2018, the dedicated Antioch Police Explorers worked more than 3000 hours, serving both the Police Department and our community. The Police Explorer program allows us Read More …

Antioch Police Department Welcomes Three New Officers

Antioch Police Department

Swearing in new officers is always a good day in law enforcement. Today, we welcome Officers Barrera, Hill and Milner to the Antioch Police Department. Congratulations and good luck to you all! Denny Barrera: Denny grew up in San Jose and Galt, and graduated from Galt High School. A year after high school, Denny enlisted in the United States Navy. As a service member in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, Denny completed three tours in Washington State, three tours Read More …

Fundraiser to Support K9 Unit

Antioch Police Department K9

The Antioch Police Department holds the title of having one of the largest K9 units in the far East Bay.   And as much esteem as the hard-working animals hold in the eyes of APD and their handlers, the K9 unit is often underfunded, which puts added stress on the K9s, their handlers and the Antioch Police Department at large. What Is So Special About a K9 Unit? Police dogs are believed to be able to do the work of Read More …

Antioch Police Department: 6 Dedicated Officers Promoted

Antioch Police Department

We celebrated the accomplishments of 6 of our dedicated officers as they are promoted to the respective ranks of Lieutenant, Sergeant and Corporal. Lieutenant Powell Meads Powell grew up in the small northern California town of Greenville. After graduating from Greenville High School, he obtained an Associate’s Degree from Feather River Community College before enrolling in the Butte College Police Academy. In 2004, after graduation from the academy, he was hired by the Antioch Police Department. Powell worked as a Read More …

Holiday Giving at Antioch Police Department

Antioch Police Department - Holiday Giving

On Saturday, we were not only able to once again do our annual holiday food drive, but also our annual “adopt-a-family,” event. As usual, we would never be able to do either of these events without the generous donations of so many local businesses, White Pony Express, and everyone that helped to come together and volunteer their time to provide a little extra help to those in need. In addition to providing 105 families a holiday meal, we were able Read More …