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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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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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Prop 64

California Proposition 64- Captain Steve Watson Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, will go before voters on November 8. Prop 64 permits adult recreational use, commercial cultivation, manufacturing, transportation and sales. We stand united and strongly opposed to Proposition … Continue reading

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The Racial Divide

The tension in our nation between the black community and the police is palpable. It feels like one bad incident and cities will burn…again.  Recently Elizabeth (Liz) Smith, member of the Eureka Chapter of the NAACP and Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Painted in Blue

A poem hangs on my office wall titled Painted in Blue. It was written by the daughter of a police officer trying to grapple with the notion of her father working as a gang sergeant and dealing a violent culture … 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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Thank You!

To the many Eurekans who gave selflessly to send EPD officers to Dallas to represent you as Texans lay five dedicated public servants to rest…Thank You! You gave so sacrificially I was able to send three officers, not two.  You … Continue reading

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