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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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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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Focused Deterence: A Local Future

The common thought by criminal justice academics, as well as rank and file police officers and community members, was the longer the sentence the more of a deterrent sentencing was to the criminal. In other words, lengthy sentences deter crime. … Continue reading

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Weary Not…

Weary not in doing good, as an old Hebrew Proverb says, but it’s tough to remember day after day when you are dealing with difficult populations such as an entrenched homeless population. EPD, Park and Recreation and other City staff … Continue reading

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