Police Department -- Town Hall Meeting
Date: 11/17/2015 at the Roseville Police Department
The Roseville Police Department provided an excellent opportunity for public input and information at their first Town Hall Meeting. There were about 20 representatives from almost every division within the Roseville Police Department present, ready to inform the public about their latest activities and respond to questions from the public. Unfortunately, only about 20 members of the public were there to take advantage of this great effort. Those of us that were there were rewarded with some great information, and a tour of the police station at the end.
Some of the discussions held included the following:
- Stephen Moore described the body cameras that the Police intend to start using basically any time there is public enforcement related interaction. They are currently making their final selection of vender and working out all the logistics and policies; and will then make a presentation to the City in 2016. Start-up costs are estimated under $250,000, and the majority of the cost will be data storage. They have reviewed policies and guidelines from law enforcement agencies across the country.
- They have stepped up traffic enforcement, especially along Roseville Parkway, sunrise and Cirby, and Pleasant Grove Blvd. They have new tools, including speed signs that will report in real-time to traffic desks.
- The Roseville jail is completely closed now as a cost savings measure; and the new jail should be fully opened by Dec. 2016. Although it takes more time to transport to Auburn, they are combining their trips.
- To a question regarding the splitting of Beat 6 (FFNA’s area), chief Hahn said they are currently fully staffed on the books at 128 officers (including those unavailable with medical issues). He said the City expects to grow to 300,000 population and realizes they will need more officers. Roseville is the 2nd largest city behind Sacramento and we need more staff all around. They are currently working with consultants to come up with a formula for future staffing recommendations. They are using foot and bike patrols at the Town Square. He indicated expansion or split of Beat 6 will happen first—it is the largest geographical and population wise. They have 4 candidates undergoing background checks now, but there are no positions open at this time.
- They answered complaints re the Dungeon Smoke Shop which is in the same complex as a day care center, noting the characters hanging around; they suggest getting a zoning change to keep these types of facilities away from schools and child care areas. Report suspicious behavior and license plates if you can get them. Also, report concerns to the property owners and that may also trigger the owners to put pressure on the businesses.
- Brigette, Social Services Director, addressed group services in the community—interns helping to provide needs for schools; working with community service groups (like RCONA), a new group called You Are Not Alone (YANA) which provides a call-in welfare check system for seniors and homeless persons.
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