What kind of cops is EPD hiring? Let me tell you. Over the past few years we have hired a lot of new cops like KC Hsiao and Matthew White. In fact 70% of patrol has less than 5 years of experience and 47% of the department is new. It creates some challenges, but more importantly we have hired some good cops and great people. KC took a burglary report last week and felt so bad for a little girl who had her tablet stolen that he went and bought her a new one. This was money out of his own rookie salary. Her mom posted her thoughts on EPD’s Facebook. EPD Facebook White was tasked by his sergeant to clean up the bicyclists cutting across Broadway. He has single handedly stopped much of the illegal bike traffic. We are proud of the character, diligence and compassion of EPD officers. I thank them for their dedication and service. I am #EPDProud!