Graffiti is a serious crime that impacts all citizens in the City of Davis. Removing graffiti and repairing the damages cost taxpayers' dollars. Properties can be devalued and business owners can lose customers from the negative image that graffiti generates. Moreover, the presence of graffiti can send the message that a neighborhood is in decline and over-ridden with crime. The Davis Police Department has established the Graffiti Abatement Program to rid our City of unsightly graffiti. The Police Department staff and volunteers are partnering together and with the community members, neighborhoods, and business owners to immediately remove graffiti from out city. Our message is simple "Graffiti is not welcome in the City of Davis!"

How can you help:

  • Schedule a graffiti removal/reporting presentation at your neighborhood or business meeting provided by the Davis Police Department. Call 530-747-5419 to sign-up.
  • Adopt-a-block/area. After your training is complete, you can then start removing and reporting graffiti on city property on a regular basis and report private property graffiti by using the contact information provided to you in training.
  • Participate in Graffiti Removal Davys or organize a neighborhood clean-up day. If your neighborhood provides the volunteers, the Graffiti Removal Program will provide the paint, cleaning supplies, training and supervision. For additional information, please call Graffiti Abatement at 530-747-5419.


Graffiti cannot always be prevented, but property owners and residents can reduce the incidence of graffiti on building exteriors and walls by having good lighting and "uncomfortable" vegetation in place. Also by working closely with your neighbors, your neighborhood associations or neighboring businesses to be the eyes and ears for your community.

 Graffiti abatement is a joint effort between the Davis Community and it's Police Department. We need your help!

Report graffiti on our 24-hour Hotline: 530-757-5600

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