Tag Archives: Cops

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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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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Trimmigrants Needed

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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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KC Hsiao

What kind of cops is EPD hiring? Let me tell you.  Over the past few years we have hired a lot of new cops like KC Hsiao and Matthew White.  In fact 70% of patrol has less than 5 years … Continue reading

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Police Where It Matters

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Strategic Planning

Planning the future is always important for an organization, but especially the police. Attached is a survey to get broad input from community members.  Please take a few minutes out of your day to give EPD some guidance in planning what’s next. … 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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From the Windshield of My Prowl Car

Blog Note: This is the view of a typical patrol officer. I thought this officers view is  worthwhile to share with you. These are his views of the current controversies in policing. Dear Chief, From the windshield of my prowl car and behind the lens … Continue reading

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