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Aug 09

Police Department Training Update – August 3, 2017

Posted to City Manager's Updates by Margaret Livingston

A new legal mandate in the CA Penal Code requires “the field training officers who provide instruction in the field training program to have at least eight hours of crisis intervention behavioral health training to better train new peace officers on how to effectively interact with persons with mental illness or intellectual disability. This course shall include classroom instruction and instructor-led active learning, such as scenario-based training, and shall be taught in segments that are at least four hours long.” During August to October, all 10 of the ECPD Field Training Officers will be attending this course with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and/or the Concord PD.
Dec 27

El Cerrito Police Department 2016 Goal #3 - Enhance Multi-Modal Safety

Posted to ECPD Blog by Samantha Wendling

Written by Paul Keith, Chief of Police

During our goal-setting meetings, our agency recognized the effect on community safety that violent crime and traffic collisions poses. We examined where violent crime tends to occur and found that it is consistent with those parts of the city where bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians come in contact with one another. Our goal, for 2016, is to increase the safety of our commercial corridor by reducing violent crime, reducing injury collisions, and increasing education and enforcement efforts.

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