Tag Archives: civility

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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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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100 Cars!

100 cars and counting. One of the more significant problems in Eureka is blight.  A broken and abandoned car here and graffiti there.  Shopping carts tipped over and lying in the street and trash heaps piled sporadically around town.  Panhandlers throughout … Continue reading

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Standing O’ For the Cops in Blue

May is police officer memorial month. The President of the United States and Congress, as well as local government leaders, felt it important to annually mark the sacrifice men and women made to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans.  Policing … Continue reading

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Payday for Parolees & Homeless

What does Eureka do with all of the prop 47 felons leaving prison and heading toward the streets? Most have – No job. No plan. No hope! That was until Miles Slattery and his team of innovators began Pathway to Paychecks. Pathway to … Continue reading

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When the Police Use Force

Last year EPD officers contacted citizens more than 74,139 times. From traffic stops to arrests, or others crying for help. Some people were drunk and belligerent, others high and in a psychotic state, some were paranoid and delusional.  Most were cooperative. That is … Continue reading

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One Eureka

August 29, from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm EPD has joined in with Neighborhood Watch Groups to hold the first ever, citywide Neighborhood Block party. Each neighborhood is represented along with Nextdoor.com members. Come join us in Carson Park as … Continue reading

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The Courage to Police…Do You?

While conducting a hiring interview this week, a recent academy graduate said, “I would ensure my safety, then that of my partners and then the community…” This was in response to an ethical question concerning an officer using excessive force. … Continue reading

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Homeless Policy Defined

Should the police lead the effort to reduce homelessness? Will enforcement of minor statutes reduce the presence of homeless people in Eureka? Out of frustration many citizens want zero tolerance, that is focused and rigorous tactics to “harass” the homeless … Continue reading

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National Police Week

Your chance say thanks! Violence begets violence and civility fosters calm. EPD has encouraged our officers to treat all people with dignity and respect, fostering the idea that treating people well pays off in dividends. Our officers are stepping up … Continue reading

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