This Cannot Continue

As riots continue, it is obvious to everyone that this is no longer about George Floyd, social justice, or police reform. This is about a group of individuals intent on causing injury, chaos, and destruction by rioting, looting, starting fires, throwing rocks, bottles, mortars, urine, and feces at peaceful protestors, as well as the police.[…]

Public Safety?

In the ongoing conversation about how policing can and should evolve along with the needs of our communities—many have asked us about police reform. We are engaged. We are listening. We are evolving along with our community. And we are hearing from residents every day who are afraid for our city. Last week, School Resource[…]

COVID-19 Update

I want to first take the time to thank you for your hard work, dedication, and selflessness during these unprecedented times. As everyone has to adapt to our new normal, each of you continues to put your own health and your family’s well-being in jeopardy by going to work every day to protect and serve our[…]

Protect Yourself by Documenting Your Coronavirus Exposures

Take a few minutes to read this article written by Jon Adler, former director of the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and originally published on policemag.com. It states the importance of documenting any illness or exposure you may encounter COVID-19. REMINDER:  If you have been exposed to someone known to have COVID-19 or you have COVID-19[…]

Daily Precautions

With all the confusion and questions on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus, especially as public safety professionals and first responders, here are some recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom;[…]

Our Focus: Basic Employee Rights

Any public employee union contract is grounded in two basic concepts. First, public employees have constitutional rights to include basic due process rights. Second, public employees have the right to collectively bargain working conditions that allow them to best serve their communities. Earlier today in the City Council work session, we heard from individuals from[…]