City of Ukiah, California

Police Department

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service

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    Reduce Crime and the Fear of Crime

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    Improve the Quality of Life in Our Neighborhoods

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    Enhance Community and Police Partnerships

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    Develop our Personnel

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    Accountable...to our Community

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Caring – the Common Factor

A few weeks ago, I came across this quote: “Every law enforcement agency has one thing in common: they all must be trusted by their community to be effective. That trust is built each day by officers who care for those they serve—officers who are willing to hold themselves and their fellow officers to a high... (Read more)

Back to School

School Zones Ahead! Before school starts next week, I wanted to take one more opportunity to remind everyone that it’s up to all of us to improve bike and pedestrian safety in our community. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that our city has a higher rate of automobile collisions involving injuries and fatalities... (Read more)

Stealing YOUR Money

A few weeks ago, Sonoma County law enforcement agencies warned local residents that con artists were impersonating Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies and threatening people with immediate arrest if they didn’t pay for outstanding arrest warrants. Sadly, victims paid thousands of dollars to the scammers, pulling... (Read more)

Redwood Empire Fair Safety Tips

Our annual Redwood Empire Fair will be in full swing this Thursday through Sunday, August 3-6, and this year’s theme is, “Fun and Games at the Redwood Empire Fair!” I encourage you to attend and would like to offer a few safety tips to help keep you and your family safe. The fair will have first-class... (Read more)

Staying Safe On Ukiah’s Roads

I’m proud to tell people that I live in a small town, a town where the pace of life is slower than most communities, a town where most people feel safe walking around, riding their bikes, and driving their vehicles—a much different feeling than you get in a big, metropolitan area. But even with this wonderful,... (Read more)

Simply Slowing Down

Summer sure goes by fast. It’s hard to believe summer is already halfway through; and in a few more weeks, we’ll be getting the kids ready for school again. I hope you’ve been finding time to get out and enjoy the weather, maybe taking walks or going on some bike rides to get a little exercise. Sadly, some... (Read more)

Hot Paws!

Did you know that with an outside temperature of 72 degrees, a car’s internal temperature will rocket to 116 degrees in only an hour? It’s true! A few weeks ago, I explained why you shouldn’t leave your dog in the car while you run a few quick errands, especially during the summer heat—but I believe this and... (Read more)

Summer Concert Series

I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. We sure are lucky to have so many community events this time of the year; from the Willits Rodeo to the Fort Bragg Salmon BBQ, our area has a host of great activities for everyone. Last week, I mentioned our city’s Moonlight Movie Madness events,... (Read more)

Hot Dogs and Fireworks

We are headed for a great weekend here in Ukiah, a weekend full of hot dogs and fireworks. If you haven’t checked out Moonlight Movie Madness, this Friday is a great time to do so. On Friday, June 30, the City of Ukiah Recreation Department–with funding from some great community sponsors–will be showing the... (Read more)

100 Deadliest Days

Can you remember those carefree summer days as a teenager; school’s out and a part-time job helps fill the hot afternoons? Summer has to be the best time of year to be a teenager. But parents, please pay attention, because these summer days are also known as the 100 deadliest days for teens driving on our roads. ... (Read more)

Living like a local

The folks at Visit Ukiah recently kick started a new contest as a way to attract visitors to our area. The idea is for locals to share our most favorite things about Ukiah. Visit Ukiah Administrator Kerry Randall explained the idea, saying, “Everyone wants to live like a local when they visit a new place—they... (Read more)

Summer Fun

Once all the graduates have received their diplomas and thrown their mortar boards in the air, it’s time for some summer fun. But wait, before you run out the door, I have a few pointers to help keep your kids safe this summer. The fact is: busy kids are safe kids. When kids are out of school, studies show they... (Read more)

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service