Police

Continual Improvement with a Commitment to the Community

As your Police Chief, I’ve established the following policing priorities for 2021: Improve community safety & reduce crime, expand and enhance our embedded social worker and related programs, improve officer safety, wellness & training, recruit & retain quality employees, and modernize our policy as we prepare for state accreditation.

That would be an excellent start for us to achieve, but we know that our community expects more. Moving forward, we will focus as a department on the six pillars of 21st century policing. These pillars include building trust and legitimacy, policy and oversight, technology and social media, community policing and crime reduction, training and education, and officer wellness and safety.

Upon the beginning of my tenure as your police chief, I immediately implemented the reporting of all instances of severe bodily harm as a result of the force used in the FBI’s national force reporting structure. More recently, the department has established a biased based policing policy, addressed potential impeachment disclosure, reformed our personnel complaints and internal affairs process, and enacted a policy and procedure on how to deal with hate crimes.

We’ll remain responsive to the legislative changes focused on police reform both at the federal and state level. We will continue to work to earn and maintain the trust of our community.

We welcome all compliments and complaints. Thank you for the trust you place in us to serve our community.

  • Chief Erik Scairpon
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