Tag: Manjit Sappal

Schroder, Sappal give ‘State of City’ address

Schroder, Sappal give ‘State of City’ address

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has $8.1 million in reserves, which Mayor Rob Schroder calls the city’s “rainy day” fund. But that doesn’t mean Martinez is ready for some hefty expenses ahead, he cautioned. Speaking Wednesday morning at the Martinez Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Breakfast, at which the State of the City is given, he said […]

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Kilger attends final Council meeting, Sappal named Interim City Manager

Kilger attends final Council meeting, Sappal named Interim City Manager

| January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Taking another step in closing his career of more than 40 years in municipal government, Brad Kilger has attended his last City Council meeting as a working professional. The Martinez city manager is retiring from public service at the end of the month, and Police Chief Manjit Sappal will be the interim city manager until […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Dec. 2018

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I wanted to share my thoughts on a recent tragedy that many of you may have heard about. We recently had a young man, a student at Alhambra High School who by all accounts is an all-around great young man, get injured in a car accident. The young man was a passenger in a vehicle […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

Message from the Chief of Police, Sept. 2018

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– This month our community celebrated another successful National Night Out and every year the event gets better and better! We saw an incredible turn out at various locations and it was a great opportunity for the community to come together and support one another. National […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, Aug. 2018

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks we have seen an uptick in thefts from vehicles and one of the common themes has been that items of potential value have been left in vehicles. When items are left in view, it can serve as an opportunity for a thief to break into your car. Taking a few […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, July 2018

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police On May 29th we had a swearing in and introduction ceremony for several new hires. Cesar Ramos, Devyn Parsons, and Sean Angoco were hired as full-time police officers. We also conducted a swearing in for Reserve Officer James Miles. Officer Ramos was previously an officer with the Martinez […]

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Policing homeless in Martinez parks complicated task, officials tell PRMCC

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Echoing what he has said at other Martinez meetings, Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal told the Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission said Wednesday that homelessness is not illegal. But certain activities, including public drunkenness, aggressive panhandling, urinating and defecating in public and misusing drugs, are, he said. And if the public sees someone misbehaving, that needs to be […]

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Message from the Chief of Police: Information sharing for a safer community

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police Collaborative partnerships are an invaluable way to leverage resources and effectively solve problems. As you may be aware, we entered into a collaborative partnership with Contra Costa County and the Pleasant Hill Police Department to focus on homelessness. The approach entails using outreach through the County CORE (Coordinated […]

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Message from the Chief of Police, March 2018

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By MANJIT SAPPAL Martinez Chief of Police As 2017 fades as another year behind us, we look to 2018 as a time to improve and build on lessons learned. For those of us at the Police Department, this often means examining crime data to see how we did over the course of the year. While […]

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