Towing of homeless woman’s car speaks to bigger societal problem.
There is a stigma that police have incurred over the years. It has to do with “cops and doughnuts.” The two seem to go together like salt and pepper or dog and hydrant. Let me just clear this up right now. COPS DON’T EAT DOUGHNUTS! Well, maybe they used to. This stems from the 60’s [...]
SacPD’s blog going strong after two years.
The Sacramento Bee discusses SPD’s enforcement of prostitution and pimping laws.
After 36 years of public service working for the Sacramento Police Department, Chief Albert Nájera has announced his intention to retire in January of 2008. The public announcement came after Chief Nájera informed and thanked all the dedicated employees of the Sacramento Police Department. Within one hour of making the announcement to police personnel, Chief [...]
There have been several events in the local media involving incidents over medical marijuana. On September 25, 2007, the Sacramento Police Department arrested 32-year-old Adrienne Simone, who shot a juvenile she claimed was attempting to rob her residence. It was later discovered that Simone had marijuana growing in the back yard she alleged was used for [...]
I have often been confronted with a perplexing question: “What should people do when confronted by an assailant?” Immediately, I wanted to respond: “Well, fight back with everything you have….no, maybe just give in to the crooks demands and spare your life.” I soon realized that such a question is really not at all easy [...]
There is a stigma that police have incurred over the years. It has to do with “cops and doughnuts.” The two seem to go together like salt and pepper or dog and hydrant. Let me just clear this up right now. COPS DON’T EAT DOUGHNUTS! Well, maybe they used to. This stems from the 60′s [...]
On a recent tour of Folsom Prison, I got to see the other side of the public safety equation. The work we do as a police department is front end – finding and arresting those that have committed crimes. We provide the citizens that trust us with an invaluable service – making the community safer. But what happens once they leave our responsibility? What [...]
You never know where Deputy Chief Rick Braziel may show up. In early December, Chief Braziel attended the nightshift roll call and rode shot gun with a patrol officer for the evening. He does this periodically. Not to micromanage, but to be with his troops. “It’s important to be out there,” said Chief Braziel. “All [...]