Author Archives: The Eureka Police Department

Final Thoughts

This is my last week at EPD. I felt it worthwhile to give you a few lasting impressions. EPD, you are rock stars. We, the leaders of this city, have asked you to do an almost impossible job; yet daily … Continue reading

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A Point in Time

The annual Point in Time (PIT) count is out.  In Eureka, there was a 60% drop in those reporting unsheltered homelessness to the surveyors. (206 in 2017 vs. 513 in 2015) The methods used to conduct the survey are virtually … Continue reading

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Grant Opportunity: Juvenile Drug Addiction

EPD will use asset seizure money to fund a local organization to reduce drug addiction among children in Eureka.  If your organization is interested in receiving a grant to help combat drug addiction among kids, please see the attached grant and apply to … Continue reading

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Abuse of Homeless in Redding

  Our Eureka! A man with integrity called to warn me about a scam perpetrated on Redding’s homeless population.   Someone else, a person who apparently has very little value for other humans, posted a Craigslist advertisement in Redding stating Eureka … Continue reading

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When Force is Used at EPD

Use of Force at EPD As part of our policy to control the use of force, EPD performs an inspection that collects the data surrounding the circumstances, types and levels of force used by its officers. Captain Stephens read every … Continue reading

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You Biased? Maybe!

Jeff Thomas, a choir singer, stood on a corner holding a choir robe slung over his shoulder, while waiting for a ride. An EPD officer checking the area for a man who just fled from the Sheriff’s office saw Jeff … Continue reading

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Immigration: “Investigative Necessity”

My grandbabies, Florence and Miguel V, are brown. Their father, Miguel IV, immigrated to this great nation from Guadalajara, Mexico.  I could not be more proud of Miguel, Steffenie and the babies.  At two Florence can speak English and Spanish. … Continue reading

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Adios, Sheriff Mike Downey

Interagency cooperation is vital to the success of any police agency. No matter how big or small, each department relies on its local, state and federal partners to be effective. Mike Downey, the Sheriff of Humboldt, has been a great … Continue reading

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Sentimental Affection or Actionable Love…Race in America

A few people called for a copy of my MLK speech.  Here it is…as it was supposed to have been said.  There may be a few minor differences.  Also is a video of the great folks who turned out to … Continue reading

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MLK Day

Eureka we have an opportunity to demonstrate what compassion looks like.  How we can unit as one to show that all people are welcomed, regardless of faith, race, color or creed. Join us 11:00 am on March 16, 2017 at EPD to show the … Continue reading

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