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Walktober – Small Steps, Big Changes

A recent Harvard health publication said aerobic exercise is a fantastic way to boost our brain’s ability to learn and remember. In fact, aerobic exercise—getting your heart and sweat glands pumping—is significantly more important for brain health than other types of training, like weight lifting or... (Read more)

Student Safety Update

A few weeks ago, a stranger approached two female students walking home from Frank Zeek Elementary School. The suspect, a male in a white pick-up truck, made inappropriate sexual comments to the young girls and the girls quickly ran from the scene. This situation is similar to three incidents that happened in our... (Read more)

Free Money – NOT!

The other day I received an unsolicited phone call promising me free money. Imagine that: a nice prize just waiting for me to claim it. The caller excitedly explained that if I could provide just a few personal details to confirm my identity, the thousands of dollars would be mine! I have written about these... (Read more)

Bully Proofing Our Kids

We did it! We made it through the summer, took a vacation, and got the kids back in school.  Finally, life is starting to return to normal. But watch out! It is during this time of year that some kids would rather be anywhere than school, because going back to school means they might be bullied or picked on. Some... (Read more)

Stranger Danger - Update

Last school year, a number female students in their early teens were approached by strangers or assaulted on their way to and from school. In each situation, the teens fought back and got away. Working with the Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD), we immediately issued press releases and posted information on... (Read more)

Back to School 2016

Back to School – Safe Travels and a New School Resource Officer School starts next week and I can’t think of a better time to remind everyone of bike and pedestrian safety than the beginning of a new school year. During the last few years, our community has experienced the unthinkable more than... (Read more)

Ukiah Reads 2016

Ukiah Reads In just a few short weeks our kids will be returning to school, and I can’t think of a better time to remind everyone about the Ukiah Unified School District’s (UUSD) summer program: Ukiah Reads. Experts say children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often... (Read more)

Fair Safety Tips

The annual Redwood Empire Fair will be in full swing this Thursday through Sunday, August 4-7, and this year’s theme is, “Celebrating 80 Years of Reel Family Fun.” I encourage you to attend and would like to offer a few safety tips to help keep you and your family safe. This weekend the fair will have... (Read more)

Discussing Safety

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the summer? I hope you’re finding some time to get out on your bicycle, or maybe enjoy some evening strolls through your neighborhood to get some exercise. While you are out enjoying the weather, be sure to walk or bike safely. Even though we enjoy a slower pace of... (Read more)

The Oil in Our Engines

Did you know that 60 percent of our body is composed of water, and that water makes up 75 percent of our muscles and 85 percent of our brains? In fact, water is often described as the oil that runs our engines–without it, we stop running. Water is the biggest component of our bodies; it is necessary for us to... (Read more)

Our Best Friends

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “A dog is a man’s best friend.” In law enforcement, our canine partners really are some of our best friends. Here in Mendocino County, we are lucky to have many committed officer and canine partner teams who do everything from searching for missing persons to identifying... (Read more)

Sundays in the Park

Last week I mentioned the City of Ukiah’s Moonlight Movie Madness event every other Friday evening at the Alex R. Thomas Plaza. These family-friendly, outdoor movies are a perfect way to spend a summer evening. The next movie will be Pixar’s cartoon comedy, “Inside Out,” starting at dusk on July 15. Along... (Read more)

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service