RPD Employs Overlap Enforcement

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On Thursday, July 13th the Redding Police Department conducted several special enforcement operations throughout the city. The current shift schedule utilized by the Department has a built in overlap day which occurs once a month. This schedule enables the Department to conduct officer training to meet the required state and federal mandates without incurring overtime costs. The Department is currently up to date on all mandated training which allowed for extra enforcement efforts on this date.

The special enforcement operations included bicycle patrol, all terrain motorcycles, undercover surveillance operations, and a two officer patrol focused on night-time high crime areas.

Officers worked in conjunction with the community cleanup coordinator and recovered 67 shopping carts throughout the city. Sixteen citations were issued to people in illegal possession of shopping carts.

Surveillance operations were conducted in several areas identified for high drug traffic. Nineteen people were contacted and seven arrests were made for various drug violations. Five of the seven arrests involved people on either probation or parole. One person was cited for driving on a suspended license and the vehicle was towed.

Bicycle and all terrain motorcycle patrols were conducted throughout the city. The river trail and city parks were the primary focus of the patrols. During the patrols, the officers wrote thirty-six citations and made two arrests.

The two officer car assigned to the identified high crime areas recovered one occupied stolen vehicle resulting in three felony arrests. In addition, two arrests were made for parole violations, one felony warrant arrest, two open container citations, and fourteen additional misdemeanor citations for various violations.

Future operations will depend on the availability of resources and will be planned in conjunction with crime trends and community needs.

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7 Responses

  1. Richard Christoph says:

    Excellent work by our RPD.

    And major kudos for:

    “Sixteen citations were issued to people in illegal possession of shopping carts.”

  2. #Truthismessy says:

    Of the 14 arrested yesterday, how many are back on the street today?

  3. Dick says:

    I wonder how many of the 66 (?) citations will end up as a “failure to appear”

  4. Dick says:

    But it is nice to see RPD making an effort 🙂

  5. Common Sense says:

    Thank you RPD for doing a great job! As Always!…Imagine what could happen if RPD had double the Officers!….only through saying Yes to Prop 64….can the City have More to do just that!

    It starts with more money…..and we have a solution to that….time will tell if minds can be opened ….

    Allow it and don’t over tax it…..or it won’t work….

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