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Statement from the Chief

“For safety and security reasons, we do not disclose the details of our patrol tactics.  As we navigate through unchartered territory, we are recognizing areas that present the need for additional services.  We have made the changes and are addressing those identified needs.

 While we recognize this is a public health issue in our city, we are the most visible face in government.  We will continue to look after our city by keeping it safe and we will lean into spaces that will allow us to assist our most vulnerable populations with an emphasis on our seniors and those experiencing homeless.  

 We will continue to be guided by the expertise of our public health officials and because this is an evolving and fluid situation, we will continue to make decision on our patrol tactics and services to optimize the benefits to all.”

 Chief Medaria Arradondo