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Pacifica Youth Service Bureau
435 Edgemar Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044

The Pacifica Youth Service Bureau provides individual, family and group therapy with a focus on youth development. InMore that vein, it offers intervention through peer support groups targeting issues like bullying, violence, anger management, self-harm, school challenges and gangs. 

The Youth Service Bureau, part of the YMCA, also has a presence on many school campuses so students need not travel far to seek assistance. The Service Bureau also runs a "Building Futures" program that pairs at-risk youth with adult volunteers for one-year mentorship relationships. Youth in the criminal justice system also meet with Pacifica Youth Service Bureau staff for mental health counseling and intervention programs. 

Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044

The Pacific a Police Department was established when the city was just two years old, in 1959. At the time, just nineMore officers and one chief of police patrolled the area; today, the department has grown to 38 officers and a chief.

Public Information Officer and Captain Fernando Realyvasquez said the Pacifica Police take a "community-oriented" approach to their work, and although they lost funding from the city for a school resource officer, all officers are directed to help at area schools as much as possible.

Although Pacifica doesn't have a high homicide rate, the police force, which operates strictly within the city limits, deals with crimes typically found in larger communities, said Realyvasquez. That's because Daly City and South San Francisco border Pacifica, and its population swells with the movement of people throughout the day. 

"There is a little bit of everything [with regard to crime]," he said, including car jacking, domestic violence and property crimes, among other things. 

The PPD's website features many informational and action-oriented programs for the public, including an accident report request service, a place to make police reports, information on becoming a reserve officer and applying for a ride-along. 

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