9/11 Letter

So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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Calling all Local Businesses

Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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Police dog catches Santa Rosa man after pursuit

Police dog catches Santa Rosa man after pursuit
Just another day in the life of an officer, keeping the streets safe!  A Santa Rosa man is in jail on multiple charges after leading police on a chase Thursday evening.  Edward Alexis Martinez was driving a gray Honda when he sped by a police officer at 5:48 p..m. on Guerneville Road near Lance Drive, said Santa Rosa Police Sgt. David Linscomb. The officer gave chase with his lights flashing as Martinez turned south on North Dutton Avenue and continued to speed away.  After Martin...
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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Santa Rosa POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page. If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of our we...
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An Open Letter to the Residents of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland

As the presidents of the three largest police unions in the Bay Area of California, our overriding responsibility is to ensure that each and every police officer we represent makes it home to his or her family after every shift. Police officers must swear to uphold our constitution and we also take seriously our responsibility to protect the First Amendment rights of the public we serve. Unfortunately, recent events threaten to bring these two great responsibilities into conflict. Our members an...
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We Support Tour de Fuzz!! Register NOW!

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Tour de Fuzz is all about camaraderie and community involvement so we welcome teams with open arms.  When you register, you have the opportunity to register multiple people and create a team name -- so your team can be official or informal. The main thing is to ride with friends and build relationships. Members of the team  do not  need to ride the same length. Individually, you may ride different lengths, but you are dedicated together in spirit. During and after the ride, pose f...
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Santa Rosa man arrested after police chase, crash

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A Santa Rosa man was arrested Saturday after fleeing officers in a stolen pickup and crashing into a tree, police said. Derek Bennett, 46, ran from the 1:30 p.m. crash near Highway 12 and Mission Boulevard and was arrested with the help of police dogs a few blocks away, Sgt. Ron Nelson said. Three passengers in an another vehicle hit by Bennett during the pursuit were not hurt, Nelson said. “It could have been tragic,” Nelson said. “It's fortunate it didn't turn out that way.” The chase started ...
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Suspected gang member arrested in Santa Rosa neighborhood

Santa Rosa police arrested a suspected gang member who told them he was “looking for problems” when he cruised through the West Ninth Street neighborhood with a loaded 9 mm hand gun hidden in his car, according to police. Officers arrested Lyle Albert Salez IV, 19, on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in commission of a felony as well as possession and transport for sale of marijuana and cocaine. A neighbor on West Ninth called police about 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 to report a cream-color...
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Police launch investigation into deadly Kenwood standoff

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A man who died following a lengthy standoff at a Kenwood trailer with law enforcement has been identified as one of Napa County's most wanted criminal suspects. The Napa Valley Crimestoppers website identifies Miguel Angel Garcia, 32, as being wanted on several felony charges including child endangerment, possessing an illegal gun, drugs and receiving stolen property. On Thursday, the owner of the Hoff Road property where the standoff occurred and the man who'd briefly been in the trailer with t...
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Driver Admits Checking Text Before Santa Rosa Rear-End Crash That Killed 2

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A pickup truck driver who killed two women when he slammed into the rear of a vehicle in Santa Rosa on Saturday evening admitted he was checking a text message on his cellphone before the crash, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Nicholas Lee Tognozzi, 30, of Rohnert Park, was driving a 2005 GMC Sierra at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday when he struck the rear of a 2001 Toyota Camry, killing Susan Hufford, 53, and Sharon Hufford, 74, both of Santa Rosa, CHP official...
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Santa Rosa's next city manager will pick new police chief

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Santa Rosa will postpone hiring a new police chief until a new city manager is brought on board. City Manager Kathy Millison, who plans to retire in September, announced Thursday the recruitment of a new chief will be delayed to give her replacement the opportunity to select the new chief. The decision is a switch from her previous remarks on the subject. In an interview last month discussing her decision to retire, Millison said she understood why some might prefer postponing recruitment of key...
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Police arrest five, seize guns, drugs in Santa Rosa bust

Narcotics officers Friday wrapped up a two-week investigation, which on Thursday included five arrests and searches that turned up 10 guns, a sizable amount of heroin, methamphetamine and prescription pills, said a police sergeant. Officers went to a Santa Rosa Avenue motel room at about 2:20 p.m. where they found 75 grams of heroin, 13 grams of methamphetamine, Xanax and Oxycodone pills and drug paraphernalia. They also found $550 in cash, said narcotics Sgt. Chad Heiser. They arrested Santa Ro...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses...
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Crime Prevention

Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone. -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not visib...
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Domestic Violence

You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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