Tag Archives: Problem Oriented Policing

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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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

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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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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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Dog Gone It!

Many people, including my wife, like doges better than humans. Dogs love without prejudice or being judgmental.  They are loyal and faithful; all they ask for in return is a little affection and food.  They are often considered family.  Our … Continue reading

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Tension In The Air

Regularly I hear from businesses and residents that there is tension in the air. Combine that with the fact that Humboldt County (Eureka) has the highest arrest rate in the state. Overall, it seems people are tired, frustrated and well, … Continue reading

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Homeless in Eureka: An Update

Last week at Eureka City Council, Captain Steve Watson presented the attached Power Point presentation as an update to Council.  Excellent job by Captain Watson and the men and women of EPD as they work hard at showing compassion, yet … Continue reading

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