Police Officers are noble people who perform life-saving work every day and restore hope in people’s lives when all hope was lost. So when some advocate for dismantling the police or march on their City Hall to abolish policing (how ludicrous is that?) be careful what you wish for.
The Arcata Police Department (APD) will resume enforcing City parking violations on Wednesday, July 1.
Pereira said the message she heard “loud and clear” from the various rallies was that “it’s better to try than to be silent… it’s better to say something than say nothing at all.”
Ahearn’s report says that APD is now “better trained, better prepared, more organized in our response and more effective in our utilization of personnel than we were on April 15, 2017. The value of clarifying roles and responsibilities and establishing clear lines of authority and decisionmaking in order to identify, in all incidents, who is in charge, cannot be underestimated.”
I am asking you APD to step up and answer the call. Be a leader. Set the example. Do not sit back and watch an unjust application of force take place or tolerate inequality or discriminatory conduct towards a person of color or anyone who is being treated differently because of who they are. Take risk. Do the right thing. Intervene. Always. There are no exceptions. Serve with honor For all people.
The Arcata Police Department encourages all community members to continue to utilize social media as an extension of the community/police partnership; providing information that can be used to keep people safe and to solve crime.
“There’s only so much that we can regulate,” Hughes said. “If it gets to the point where we can’t keep order, we’ll have to put up the evil OysterFest fencing.”
Ahearn said Arcata residents are by and large observing proper social distancing guidelines, although “that’s not to say there weren’t ‘letter of the law’ violations,” he said. In those cases, APD officers are acting more as “ambassadors”
Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata Police officers, including Chief Brian Ahearn, last Thursday subdued and arrested a berserk-acting man in the area of Eighth and K streets. Ahearn said the man, Curtis Edwin Collins, 31, was “running through the streets vandalizing vehicles. Punched a Police Officer in the shoulder. Was tased in the 900…
Customers provided credit card information through the website at the time of ordering and when they arrived at the restaurant to pick up their food, they learned no such on-line ordering services existed.