On November 30, 2017, the Redding Police Department once again worked collaboratively with several outside agencies to focus on enforcement of quality of life crimes occurring within our city. The purpose of this type of targeted enforcement is to address crimes occurring in our parks, trails, downtown areas, and business districts which are directly affecting the quality of life of residents, business owners, and visitors to our community.
The agencies partnering with us were: the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office provided two corrections officers and a jail transport van, the California Highway Patrol provided two officers on bicycles, the Anderson Police Department provided two officers, the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office provided two Investigators, the Marshal’s Office provided a Deputy, Haven Human provided two ARO Officers to assist with animal regulation violations, and SHASCOM provided two additional dispatchers to assist with the operation. We utilized several officers, some of those in patrol vehicle and others on bicycles and all-terrain motorcycles. We used the Neighborhood Police Unit on bicycles, the Traffic Unit on motorcycles focusing on pedestrian violations, the Community Work Program Officer and work crew, Code Enforcement, a Graffiti Eradication Volunteer, and several Cadets. In total, over 45 staff members worked the 24-hour enforcement detail that began at 5 a.m. on November 30 and ended at 5 a.m. on December 1.
In preparation, several transient camps were posted several days prior to the operation. In the 24- hour operation period, 12 transient camps were eradicated and 3,640 pounds of trash were disposed of at the City of Redding Transfer Station. Officers made a total of 106 arrests, issued 41 traffic violations focusing on pedestrian violations, gave 6 citations for animal violations, and seized 1 dog for health reasons. Officers and staff recovered several shopping carts which were returned to businesses or stored at the Redding Police Department.
Photographs from the operation will be included in the news release on our Facebook page: @reddingpd.
The Redding Police Department and our Shasta County agency partners will continue these operations as staffing and resources allow. We would like to thank the California Highway Patrol Northern Division, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson Police Department, the Marshals Office, the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Haven Human Animal Regulation, and our dispatch center (SHASCOM911) for their assistance during this operation. Together, we can make a difference!