Press Releases

Dixon Police Dept. Press Release


On February 16, 2024, at approximately 8:03 PM, the Dixon Police Department received a report of an assault occurring in the 400 block of Newgate Way. Responding officers arrived at the scene to discover a confrontation had ensued in the area, leadi…

City of Dixon and Dixon Chamber of Commerce to Host State of the City Address on February 2, 2024


The City of Dixon and Dixon Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite residents, business owners, community leaders, and all interested parties to attend the State of the City address on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 9 a.m. This event provides an oppo…

City of Dixon Celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


On January 9, 2024, the City of Dixon proudly joins communities across the nation in observing National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This special day serves as a reminder of the dedication, sacrifice, and service of the men and women in law enf…

Safe Driving During Wet Weather and Holiday Season


Public Service Announcement: Safe Driving During Wet Weather and Holiday SeasonAs the holiday season approaches, the Dixon Police Department would like to remind all residents and visitors to prioritize safety while driving, especially during wet we…

Preventing Package Theft This Holiday Season


As the holiday season approaches, the Dixon Police Department reminds residents to stay vigilant against package theft, commonly known as porch piracy. While we actively work to deter and catch package thieves, including our bait package program, we…

Celebrate the Season Safely at Dixon's Christmas Tree Lighting


The Dixon Police Department wishes to extend a warm invitation to all residents and visitors for the Downtown Dixon Business Association and City of Dixon's annual Christmas Tree Lighting event. This celebration will take place on December 7, 2023, …

Vacancy on City Commission


The City of Dixon is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies on City Commissions:One (1) vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission.  The Parks and Recreation Commission is an advisory body to the City Council on matters per…

Dixon Police Department Partners with Dixon Police Officers Association for "No Shave November"


The Dixon Police Department is proud to announce its participation in "No Shave November," a nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for cancer research, patient care, and other charitable causes. This effort is being conducted in p…

Dixon Police Department Joins the Pink Patch Project in Partnership with the Dixon Police Officers Association


The Dixon Police Department is proud to announce its participation in the Pink Patch Project, a public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer. This initiative is in collaboration with the Dixon Police Offic…

As Fire Prevention Week™ Approaches, the Dixon Fire Department Reminds Residents that “Cooking Safety Starts with You. Pay Attention to Fire Prevention.


The Dixon Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW)  for more than 100 years — to promote this year’s FPW campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay…

City of Dixon Announces DUI Checkpoint to Launch New Traffic Safety Program


City of Dixon Announces DUI Checkpoint to Launch New Traffic Safety ProgramThe Dixon Police Department is announcing a DUI and driver's license checkpoint operation to be conducted in an effort to reduce impaired driving and enhance public safety. T…

Beware of New Scam Tactics Targeting Our Community


Dear Dixon Community Members,We have recently become aware of a concerning scam targeting our elderly residents. This scam involves a seemingly innocent act of pointing out a dropped $20 bill, only to lead to theft and potential financial loss.How t…

City of Dixon Welcomes Officer Chris Kerner as New School Resource Officer


The City of Dixon is proud to announce the appointment of Officer Chris Kerner as the new full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to all schools within the City. In his "freshman" year in this crucial assignment, Officer Kerner is eager to …

City of Dixon Announces Start of New School Year: Urges Caution and Safety Awareness


With the commencement of the new school year in Dixon, residents are reminded to anticipate increased traffic, especially in school zones, and to exercise heightened caution for the safety of our children.As students eagerly return to the classroom,…

Dixon Police Dept. Press Release


On the evening of July 27, 2023, at approximately 9:30 PM, officers from the Dixon Police Department were dispatched to a reported incident of gunfire directed at an occupied vehicle in the 400 block of Ellesmere Drive. Upon their arrival, the offic…

Dixon Fire Responds to Fire on North Meridian Road


At approximately 6:02pm July 24th the Dixon Fire Department was dispatched to 7395 North Meridian Road, Vacaville, located within the Dixon Fire Protection District.The fire initially started as a vehicle fire, spread to vegetation and to multiple s…

Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks Show


The City of Dixon will be hosting a 4th of July Fireworks Show and a concert sponsored by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce in Dixon’s Hall Park. The concert, a performance by the Alive Music Orchestra, will be from 6-9pm in Hall Park. The fireworks sho…

Filing Extension: Vacancy on TAC Commission


The City of Dixon is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies on City Commissions:Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC)  The Transportation Advisory Commission is an advisory body to the City Council on matters pertaining to t…

Filing Extension: Transportation Advisory Commission


The City of Dixon is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies on City Commissions:                   Three (3) vacancies on the Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC). The Transportation Advisory Commission is an advisory body …

Dixon Fire Department Welcomes New Fire Engine


 The Dixon Fire Department recently put a new fire engine, Engine 81, into service. The 2023 Pierce Velocity fire engine was a joint purchase of the City of Dixon Fire Department and Dixon Fire Protection District. “Engine 81 is equipped with the la…

Dixon Readi-Ride Celebrates 40 Years of Service


The City of Dixon Readi-Ride Transit Service is proud to celebrate 40 years of providing safe and reliable transportation to the residents of Dixon. In April 1983 the City established Readi-Ride to provide dial-a-ride transit service with one nine-p…

Dixon Police Department Responds to Suspicious Package on I-80


The Dixon Police Department would like to inform residents that a cleaning crew with Cal Trans located what they believed to be a suspicious package near the freeway right of way on I-80 near North Lincoln in Dixon, California. Dixon Police and the …

Dixon Fire Department Selects Brady Hartinger as Firefighter of the Year


The members of the Dixon Fire Department have selected Firefighter/Paramedic Brady Hartinger as the 2022 Firefighter of the Year.    In Dixon, this honor is bestowed upon a member who is nominated and then selected by a cross section of the departme…

Dixon Police Department Press Release


On March 29, 2023, at 2:30 PM, officers from the Dixon Police Department, in collaboration with the Solano County Sheriff's tactical team, executed a search and arrest warrant in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Street in relation to an investigation…

Vacancies On City Commissions


The City of Dixon is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies on City Commissions:Three (3) vacancies on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council on matters pertaining to planning a…

Dixon Police Announce Promotion of Lt. Jenna Cameron, Lt. Mick Geisser, And Sgt. Alberto Oliveira


The Dixon Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of three internal candidates to leadership positions within the department. Lt. Jenna Cameron, Lt. Mick Geisser, and Sgt. Alberto Oliveira have all been promoted to the rank of Lieutenan…

Catalytic Converter Engraving and Theft Deterrent Event to be Held at Ron DuPratt Ford on March 18


Ron DuPratt Ford is proud to host a catalytic converter engraving and theft deterrent event on March 18, 2023 from 9 am-3 pm, in partnership with the Dixon Police Department and the Dixon Police Officers' Association. This event is open to the publi…

Dixon Police Recruiting for Lateral Officers & Police Academy Students


The Dixon Police Department is pleased to announce exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals looking to enhance their careers. The department is actively recruiting for Enhanced Lateral Police Officers, Lateral Police Officers, and Po…

The City of Dixon is Currently Accepting Applications for a Water Rate Ad Hoc Committee


The Water Rate Committee’s goal is to provide a recommendation to the City Council regarding appropriate new water rates. The Committee shall deliver a recommendation no later than April of 2024, at which point the committee will expire. The Committ…

Dixon Police Launch Public Transparency Portal


The Dixon Police Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new public transparency portal on its website. This portal provides access to important information that members of the community have been requesting, including department policies,…

Commission Vacancy for Student Representative and Alternate Student Representative on the Parks & Recreation Commission


The City of Dixon is currently accepting applications for one (1) Student Representative, and one (1) Alternate Student Representative on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Student Representative must be in his or her senior year of high schoo…

Dixon Police Announce Enhanced Traffic Safety Program


As we continue to work towards a safer community, the Dixon Police Department is launching an enhanced traffic safety enforcement program for 2023 focusing on speed and stop sign/traffic signal violations. Our goal is to reduce the number of acciden…

A Message from Mayor Steve Bird


A Message from Mayor Steve Bird:Last week our community was made aware of a racially offensive social media post including students and staff at John Knight Middle School. In the days since, our School Resource Officer has worked closely with Dixon …

Preventing Package Theft this Holiday Season


The Dixon Police Department is asking residents and visitors to remain aware of package thieves this holiday season and take preventative measures to reduce the chances of becoming a victim. We recommend that you keep an eye on package tracking, usi…

Dixon Police Investigate Vehicle and Property Damage


On November 16, 2022, Dixon Police responded to numerous reports of vehicles with broken windows and one residence with damage. The damage occurred overnight throughout Pheasant Run Drive, West H Street, Park Green Drive, and Sommer Drive. Officers …

Dixon Police Arrest Student in Possession of Weapon at John Knight Middle School


Today at 11:08 AM, Dixon Police responded to a report of a student with a weapon at John Knight Middle School. A School Resource Officer and other police personnel responded and discovered a 13-year-old male student had a semi-automatic pistol with …

Missing Juveniles Located


***UPDATE 10/28/22*** BOTH JUVENILES HAVE BEEN LOCATED AND RETURNED HOME SAFELY. Original Press Release: On October 26, 2022, Liam Bourland, 13 years-old, was last seen walking away from John Knight Middle School prior to school starting. Liam was l…

Dixon Police Department Opens New Public Safety Training Center


The Dixon Police Department recently opened a new public safety training center. The center includes a 25-yard pistol range with six individual lanes and a 50-yard rifle range. In addition, it features a classroom and an overhang structure where off…

City of Dixon Parks & Recreation Masterplan Update Workshops


The City of Dixon is currently in the process of updating the Parks & Recreation Masterplan (Masterplan). The goal of the Masterplan is to develop a collaborative vision for the ways Dixon will implement future recreation facilities and programs…

As Fire Prevention Week™ Approaches, the Dixon Fire Department Reminds Residents that “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.™”


The Dixon Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape TM”,…

Update on Youth Basketball


The City of Dixon will be hosting a National Academy of Athletics Hoop Group Basketball Program (Program) and camps. The camps will be help during school breaks on November 21-23 and December 27-30. The Program will be held on Saturdays from January…

Concerts in the Plaza


The City of Dixon and the Dixon Chamber of Commerce are happy to be hosting music at Pardi Plaza this fall.On four consecutive Thursday evenings, from 6 to 8:30, the public is invited to attend Concerts in the Plaza, located at Pardi Plaza, the corn…

City of Dixon Launches New Mobile App


The City of Dixon has launched a new mobile app, “City of Dixon”, available for free in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Through a single, public-facing app, residents and business owners have access to all of the services, resources, and info…

Victim Identified in Apparent Accidental Death


The Yolo County Coroner has identified the victim of yesterday’s accidental death as Miguel Peñuelas, a resident of Dixon. The investigation has confirmed that Peñuelas climbed into a dumpster on his own accord around 4:30am and covered himself with…

Dixon Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Death


On June 28, 2022, Dixon Police were called by Davis Police regarding a waste disposal service, who reported one of their garbage trucks found a dead body when it deposited the contents of the truck at a trash dump in Yolo County. A review of the rou…

Press Release: Fatality in Structure Fire on Thissell Road


Dixon, CA – This afternoon, the Dixon Fire Department was dispatched to a first alarm structure fire in the Dixon Fire Protection District, along the 5800 block of Thissell Road.  First arriving units noted a fully involved RV. Crews from the City o…

Statement from Dixon Police Department


The Dixon Police Department has become aware of postings on multiple social media platforms regarding various situations at local schools. Some of the incidents have been reported to the Dixon Police Department and investigated, others are being bro…

City of Dixon to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Downtown Plaza


The City of Dixon is hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Dixon Downtown Plaza Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 6:30pm. Join us at the corner of 1st St. and A St. in downtown Dixon to celebrate. During the event, the Dixon High School Jazz Band will b…

Solano County Behavioral Health and Pacific Clinics Expand Successful Community-Based Mobile Crisis Services


VACAVILLE, Calif. (April 4, 2022) — Pacific Clinics and Solano County Behavioral Health are pleased to announce the expansion of their free Mobile Crisis Response Program into the cities of Vacaville, Rio Vista, Dixon and unincorporated parts of Sol…

Commission Vacancy for Student Representative and Alternate Student Representative on the Parks & Recreation Commission


The City of Dixon is currently accepting applications for one (1) vacancy for a Student Representative and one (1) vacancy for an Alternate Student Representative on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Commission is an advisory body to the City…

Press Release: February 15, 2022


On the evening of February 8th, 2022, Dixon Police responded to an armed robbery that left a victim shot.  Detectives from the Dixon Police Department have been working with multiple agencies to identify, locate, and arrest the suspects. During the …

Press Release: February 9, 2022


February 8, 2022 at 10:21 PM the Dixon dispatch center received a call from a male saying he had been shot at 1075 North 1st Street, 7-Eleven. Officers responded and located the clerk, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Ka…

City of Dixon and Dixon Police Department Mourn Loss of Lt. Mike Tegeler


The City of Dixon and the Dixon Police Department are saddened to announce the passing of Lt. Mike Tegeler. Lt. Tegeler passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 18, 2021. He was commander of the Field Operations Division of the Dixon Police …

Dixon Vehicle Burglary Series


The Dixon Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle burglaries which occurred on 12/8/2021 between 6 PM and 7 PM. The suspect vehicle, pictured below, is a recent model year blue Ford Explorer with chrome grill and rims. The suspect is …

City of Dixon Featured in Business View Magazine


The City of Dixon is featured in the December 2021 issue of Business View Magazine. Business View Magazine is a national magazine with over 800,000 subscribers. The article, linked below, features the City’s history, traditions and opportunities for…

Detective Alberto Oliveira Named Dixon Officer of the Year


PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    October 21, 2021  The Dixon Police Department is pleased to name Detective Alberto Oliveira as Officer of the Year. Detective Oliveira was chosen by his supervisors and peers for his hard work and dedication to…

Dixon Fire Department Adopts Community Connect to Bridge Critical Info Data Gap Between Residents and First Responders


PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 18, 2021  The Dixon Fire Department has been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most e…

Dixon PD Announces Implementation of Alarm Permit Program to Reduce False Alarms


In December 2017, the Dixon City Council amended the Municipal Code to require all residences and businesses with alarm systems to register and obtain a permit. Dixon PD Announces Implementation of Alarm Permit Program to Reduce False Alarms

Alert Solano Emergency Notification System


The County of Solano, in partnership with the seven cities, including Dixon, are encouraging everyone who lives, works, plays, or travels through Solano County to register for the new Alert Solano emergency notification system. Alert Solano Emerg…

Dixon Police Arrest Second Subject in Homicide Investigation


On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Dixon Police, with the assistance of the Solano County District Attorney's Office, obtained an arrest warrant for Lucas Davis (20) of Sacramento for violation of penal code section 245, Assault with a Deadly Weapo…

Dixon Offers Special Tax Bonds for Sale


In early April 2019, approximately $5 million of Special Tax bonds will be issued by the City of Dixon CFD No. 2015-1 (Valley Glen No. 2). Dixon Offers Special Tax Bonds for Sale