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National Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday, April 27

The Brea Police Department will be hosting National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the circle driveway in front of the Brea Civic & Cultural Center (1 Civic Center Circle, off of Birch Street). 

Please join the Brea Police Department in working to keep Brea safe. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal for prescription drugs. Take your unused prescription or OTC drugs to the Brea drop-off location on April 27. To participate, please remove your personal identifying information from containers and place medicine in a sealed bag. Simply drive your car into the circle driveway and a police department employee will assist you. 


Police Chief Conklin Set to Retire

At Brea’s City Council Meeting of April 16, 2019, Police Chief Jack Conklin was honored for his 30 years of service to the City of Brea. Under his leadership, Brea has maintained its strong reputation as a safe community serving 43,500 residents. Chief Conklin believed building a strong partnership with the community was critical to public safety and initiated many community outreach efforts including Love Brea, our annual city-wide day of service.

Chief Conklin is set to retire on May 3 following a total of 33 years in law enforcement, the first three years at the OC Sheriff's office. The City of Brea thanks Chief Conklin for his dedicated service to the Brea community.


Workshop on Connectivity and
Active Transportation May 4

Let's talk about biking, walking and experiences in the Brea Core Plan area! Join us for an interactive workshop focusing on connectivity and active transportation on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center. There will be activities and food for the entire family! This event is free. Visit for more information.

Fire public works open house

Fire Department & Public Works Open House May 11

Join us for a day of fun activities at the Fire Department/Public Works open house on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Berry Street (between Lambert and Central). Check out equipment and vehicle displays, watch demonstrations, enjoy refreshments and take home giveaways!

Get tips from Public Works experts on how you can adopt smart practices for water and energy conservation in your home. Learn about recycling, composting and careful disposal of electronic or hazardous wastes. Plus, give your home a safety check and make sure your emergency kit is updated with guides provided by the Fire Department. 


May 22 Community Meeting:
57 Lambert Road Interchange

A community meeting is scheduled on May 22 to provide an overview of the upcoming 57 Fwy/Lambert Road Interchange Improvement project. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B, Level 2 of the Brea Civic & Cultural Center. 

The project is scheduled for completion by December 2021. Improvements include providing additional capacity, better traffic flow, enhanced safety, reduced congestion and delays. Additionally, the project will enable the future construction of the Northbound Truck Climbing Lane, between Lambert Road and the Orange County and Los Angeles County line. City staff will work with Caltrans to minimize construction disruption, manage traffic and support ongoing communication throughout the project.

The total project cost is approximately $98 million. Brea was awarded $65.7 million from Senate Bill 1 Federal Transportation Funding and federal freight highway program funds. The City has also committed over $12 million for the project from its local mitigation funds, and received over $12 million from 2018 OCTA Measure M2 Funds for construction.

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