Category Archives: Community Policing

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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Police Transparency Portal

Eureka Police Transparency Portal In an effort to be transparent, the Eureka Police Department and the Chief’s Advisory Panel, have created a transparency portal. The purpose of this portal is to give direct access of EPD policy, statistics and press … Continue reading

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Post Election Healing

Recently the North Coast Journal asked me to write an op-ed on the election.  Here is what I wrote from my perspective as Chief of Police.  #timetoheal Last week Americans exercised their constitutional rights to vote and protest. First by … Continue reading

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NRA STICKER…THINK AGAIN

Here is a little analysis by a Seattle news station @King5 re burglars.  This is a very informative report as to what signs crooks look for when casing…NRA stickers are one of them.  Hide it. Lock it. Keep it. http://www.king5.com/news/investigations/we-asked-86-burglars-how-they-broke-into-homes/344367382   … Continue reading

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EPD Leadership Plan

The essence of community policing is for the police to work with, and police from, the perspective of the community in the most professional way possible. Part of this means making decision to transform police organizations to be transparent, fair … Continue reading

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