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NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS WEEK: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN SAN DIEGO APRIL 7

 

April 5, 2014 (San Diego) - April 6-12, 2014 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – a time for law enforcement, prosecutorial agencies, victim advocates and community members to come together and support victims of crime.

FBI LAUNCHES NEW WANTED BANK ROBBERS WEBSITE

Nationwide bank robber website - bankrobbers.fbi.gov

December 19, 2012 (San Diego)--Bank robbers last year walked away from federally insured banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, and armored trucks with more than $38 million in cash, according to the last full year of FBI bank crime statistics. In one in five cases, the money was recovered. In the unsolved  cases,  surveillance  images  of  suspects  were  often  posted  online—on  FBI  wanted posters and elsewhere—to enlist the public’s help.

To further that effort, the FBI has launched a new Wanted Bank Robbers website at bankrobbers.fbi.gov, the first national system of its kind.

CHP TO ACCEPT NEW OFFICER APPLICATIONS

The law enforcement agency will accept applications for three days only in January

December 15, 2012 (Sacramento)--The California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced today that it will accept applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.

“This is an opportunity to serve alongside some of California’s finest who provide the highest level of safety, service and security throughout the state,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “A career with a law enforcement agency like the CHP offers unlimited opportunities for someone who is looking for a challenge.”

DESCRIPTION OF MAN OFFERING RIDES TO STUDENTS: PARENTS URGED TO BE VIGILANT

October 30, 2012 (Alpine)  --Alpine Union School Superintendent Tom Pellerino has sent a letter to parents today describing a man questioned by law enforcement for twice approaching a middle school student and offering a ride. A detailed description of the man and his vehicle is provided in his letter below. 

GRANT AWARDED TO THE EL CAJON POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 28, 2012 (El Cajon)-- The El Cajon Police Department has been awarded a grant from the San Diego County Law Enforcement Foundation (SDCLEF,) which enabled the Police Department to purchase a night vision monocular.  This tool will be used by the Patrol Division to assist in searching dark alleys, vacant buildings and open areas.  The night vision will be also be used to locate suspects taking advantage of darkness to conceal themselves while attempting to evade arrest during nighttime hours.

MEASURE ALLOWING LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PROSECUTE HUMAN TRAFFICKERS UNDER CIVIL NUISANCE CODES SENT TO GOVERNOR

 
August 18, 2014 (Sacramento)—A measure which would permit law enforcement to prosecute human trafficking as a civil nuisance as well as a crime and direct recovered penalties to the victims of these crimes was on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown on a 76-0 vote.
 
Assemblymember Marty Block (AD-78) introduced the legislation, AB 2212, earlier this year.

ESCONDIDO POLICE OFFICER’S ASSOCIATION HOSTS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO HONOR FALLEN CADET

 

The annual “Cops for Kids” Tournament Celebrates the Life of Luis “Frank” Romero  

July 14, 2012 (Escondido)  – The Escondido Police Officer’s Association has announced that their annual “Cops for Kids” golf tournament will be rededicated as the Cadet Luis Romero Memorial Golf Tournament, to be hosted at the Vineyard at Escondido Golf Course on Monday, July 16 at 1 p.m. The event celebrates Luis “Frank” Romero, an aspiring law enforcement officer who succumbed to a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor earlier this year at the age of 18.

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
May 16, 2012 (San Diego County) -- In the past week the Sheriff's Elder Abuse Unit has received information about two telephone scams which prey upon elderly residents of San Diego County. The first scam involved a suspect who claimed to be a 'relative' of an elderly woman whom he could not reach by phone.

JOHN L BROOKS SEEKS TO OCCUPY 51ST DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

 
By Nadin Abbott
 
Vote your passion, not your fears.” -- John L. Brooks motto
 
May 14, 2012 (San Diego)—Updated May 17, 2012 --John Brooks has set his sights on the 51st Congressional seat held by Bob Filner. He is running against Denise Moreno Ducheny and Juan Vargas on the Democratic side. Why is he running? He was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, and knew that the next step was to step to the plate and run for office.

DEPUTY SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ENDORSES NATHAN FLETCHER

 

May 5, 2012 (San Diego County) -- The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County today announced they endorsed Nathan Fletcher for mayor citing his independent voice and ability to work with broad coalitions to keep the public safe.

 

LOCAL MEMORIAL CEREMONIES TO HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS

 
April 27, 2012 (San Diego) -- Two local memorials are planned to honor San Diego law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  On Tuesday, May 1,  at 11:00 a.m. the San Diego Police Department Memorial Ceremony will honor San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood, as well as all San Diego Police Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

AAUW HOSTS CONFERENCE ON SEXUAL SLAVERY OF LOCAL CHILDREN APRIL 28

 
April 16, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Sexual Slavery - trafficking of 12 year olds .- Cambodia - Thailand?  NO!  This travesty is taking place in San Diego - El Cajon  - Lemon Grove! CNN estimates that from 100,000 to 300,000 children are being prostituted on the streets of the US. It is the girl next door we are talking about. We realize it won't stop until responsible citizens become educated on how to recognize it and what must be done to stop it.  

 

CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS PUSHES FOR RESOURCES TO REGULATE WALL STREET

 
March 25, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) -- Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) moved to make sure adequate resources are available for a strong enforcement mechanism to protect consumers. Davis and 98 of her colleagues sent a letter to House appropriators urging robust funding for the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  The CFTC is charged with regulating Wall Street, which includes speculation in the oil markets that are driving up gas prices.

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER HONORS LOCAL CHILD ADVOCATE WITH OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

 
Donna Williams Selected as Best in Law Enforcement for Child Abuse Victims
 
March 25, 2012 (Huntsville, AL) -- The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) presented the Outstanding Service Award in Law Enforcement to Donna Williams, who served as a Detective with the San Diego Police Department from 1989 until her unfortunate death in 2011. Detective Cindy Brady accepted the award on behalf of Williams. The honor came at the 28th National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama.  Detective Williams’ daughter, De Kenya Williams, was in attendance at the award ceremony.

 

RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS (RSVPS) HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE – AND SAVE MONEY

 

By Shannon Michael
 
March 24, 2012 (San Diego) – In today’s tight budgetary times, local law enforcement departments are getting a hand from retired senior volunteer programs (RSVPs).  How do these dedicated volunteers help our communities—and  how do programs at different agencies compare?

 

14-YEAR OLD ARRESTED FOR DEATH THREATS AT LA MESA MIDDLE SCHOOL

 
March 9, 2012 (La Mesa) –A La Mesa Middle School student was arrested yesterday at his home in the unincorporated area of La Mesa for making criminal death threats against the school. Detectives are also investigating possible bullying and harssing conduct reportedly made against the suspect. 

EL CAJON PACIFIC WESTERN BANK ROBBED: FBI BELIEVES SUSPECT IS “INSISTENT BANDIT” WANTED FOR 5 HEISTS

 

February 24, 2012 (El Cajon)-- The Pacific Western Bank at 368 Broadway was robbed on February 21at 12:49 p.m. The FBI and local law enforcement  believe he is the “Insistent Bandit” believed responsible for five bank robberies dating back to January 17, 2012.  Public help is sought to identity the suspect.
 
The robber approached a teller and stated, “This is a robbery.” He then lifted his shirt and showed the teller a handgun tucked under his waistband. The teller placed an unspecified amount of cash inside of the plastic grocery bag that he handed to her.  

ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA D. HARRIS SECURES $18 BILLION CALIFORNIA COMMITMENT FOR STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS

 
February 9, 2012 (Los Angeles) -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced an historic commitment to California of up to $18 billion that will benefit hundreds of thousands of homeowners in the state hardest hit by the mortgage crisis. 
 
"California families will finally see substantial relief after experiencing so much pain from the mortgage crisis," said Attorney General Harris. "Hundreds of thousands of homeowners will directly benefit from this California commitment." 

CELEBRATE SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WITH SAFE AND SOBER DRIVING


February 4, 2012 (Sacramento) - The big game can mean big fun for football fans everywhere; however, rather than waiting until the fourth quarter to designate a driver, have a plan in place before the festivities begin. 
“We hope everyone can enjoy the fun by designating a driver before the game begins,” said California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow.  “The safety of your family, friends, and other motorists should be your priority.”

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2012 EL CAJON CITIZEN'S ACADEMY

 
January 30, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The El Cajon Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2012 Citizen's Police Academy. The Citizen's Police Academy is an eight week program that allows members of the community to learn how their police department functions from the inside - out. 

 

NEW "EMFINDERS" TECHNOLOGY HELPS FIND MISSING ADULTS

 
Chula Vista Police becomes first local law enforcement agency to use high-tech system—and offers tracking devices free


January 13, 2012 (Chula Vista) -- This week, the Chula Vista Police Department announced a new partnership with a national emergency location system known as EmFinders, a program created to enhance police response capability by greatly expediting the safe return of adults who become lost.

 

LA MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT AWARD FOR RADAR DEVICES

 

September 1, 2011 (LA Mesa) -- Speeders, beware.  On August 21, the La Mesa Police Department was notified that it was the recipient of a grant award from the San Diego County Law Enforcement Foundation. Each year the generous organization awards law enforcement in San Diego County with grant funds to be used toward an agencies life saving efforts.

 

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