Tag Archives: #leadership

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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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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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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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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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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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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De-escalation Training and Rural Policing

A distraught woman holds a knife to her chest and threatens suicide because she had a miscarriage. How would you handled this incident? To complicate matters she has barricaded herself in a car with the engine running. A 25 year … Continue reading

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Summer Fun…EPD Motors

David Chapman, a motor officer for EPD, typifies the quality of officers that work for EPD.  Not only is he a dedicated Patrol, Traffic and Field Training Officer but a SWAT Operator too.  Most importantly he is a kind person.  David … Continue reading

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Chief’s Advisory Panel

Over the past year, EPD with the approval of City Council, has worked to create a Chief’s Advisory Panel.  The panel’s first meeting will be held at EPD HQ on August 11, 2015 at 1600 hours. Some members of the board … Continue reading

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Accepting Applications for Chief’s Advisory Panel

Applications are now being accepted through May 29, 2015 to serve on Eureka’s Chief of Police Advisory Panel (CAP). The purpose of the panel is to give oversight, support, and guidance to the Chief of Police for the purpose of … Continue reading

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