Tag: Martinez Police Department

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

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 Outreach Referral and Engagement) Team. One of […]

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MPD pay and retention issue

MPD pay and retention issue

| April 11, 2018 | 12 Comments

This is not as simple as some are making it out to be. Police are a top priority, but money voted for parks years ago cannot just be given to police. Even if the council could give that money to the police, they would be breaking rules doing it and be in trouble. From what […]

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Police Blotter for March 16 – 31, 2018

Police Blotter for March 16 – 31, 2018

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

3/16-3/18 • At 0916 hours, MPD officers responded to 735 Escobar St. (Marina Market) for a robbery. A male subject was arrested for theft. Case# 18-612 • At 0831 hours, MPD officers responded to the westbound off ramp on highway 4 at Alhambra Ave. for a report of a solo vehicle collision. The collision was […]

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MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If Martinez Police Department numbers keep dropping, the city could be faced with contracting for some public safety services, said Officer Mike Estanol, public information officer for the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA). MPOA has been warning city officials that the department is having trouble filling persistent vacancies and keeping the officers […]

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Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

Noralea Gipner: Community help needed with police funding issue

| April 4, 2018 | 5 Comments

By NORALEA GIPNER Martinez City Council There has been a lot of talk in the last few weeks that the police department is not getting a fair shake in terms of their salaries as they compare to our neighboring cities. Believe me, I am extremely unhappy about the situation I find our city in. That […]

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Police Blotter for March 1 – 15, 2018

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

3/1 ● At 8:00 am Commanders Ghisletta and Roth observed a female urinating in the park on Brown Street. Upon contacting her, she struck Commander Ghisletta on the chest. Officers arrived and the female was secured in the WRAP restraint device, at which time she spat on Officer Winslett. No officers were injured and the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chances are, you may have met them but they are no longer working in Martinez. Recently, we, the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA) have been asked by community members why it seems the Martinez Police Department always has new faces working our streets. Some have asked, “What happened to Officer insert departed Officer’s name?” We […]

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Police Blotter for Feb. 16-28, 2018

Police Blotter for Feb. 16-28, 2018

| March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

2/16-2/19 ● At 9:23 am officers responded to the 400 block of Lassen Drive for the report of a flash and loud sound from a small explosion. Paper debris was located in the roadway. There was no damage located or any known injuries. The area was searched for witnesses and the suspect. Case# 18-391. ● […]

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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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