Tag Archives: Community Policing

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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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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Dallas PD…Fit to Live

As Chief of Police in Eureka, and more importantly a person wearing a blue uniform, I am heart broken and saddened by the cowardly act of race-baiting extremists assassinating police officers at a Black Lives Matter march. If the purpose … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

False panic alarms are problematic. EPD responded to 137 panic alarms in the last year. Of the 137 panic alarms, EPD took 5 reports so 132 of the alarms were false or accidental. In other words 96.4% of all panic … Continue reading

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Tipping Point

In Malcom Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point, he points to small changes that can have an enormous impact. Once those changes reach a Tipping Point they accelerate resulting in amazement. Gladwell gives the three rules for the tipping point: contagiousness; the … Continue reading

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Trimmigrants Needed

Trimmers not needed Continue reading

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EPD Community Policing Recruitment

EPD is a department focused on working with the community.  We look for officers who understand that we serve  and work with the community, yet strive for good, thoughtful, relentless and tough nosed police work.  Balancing the two can be difficult, but isn’t … Continue reading

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