Training program: Continued bi-monthly mandatory training for all employees including: Use of Force, Taser Update, Firearms Update, Patrol Rifle Update, Domestic Violence Update, California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System compliance course, and First Aid/CPR Update.
All Police Officers attended and completed one day Critical Incident Response training.
Continued process for managing training budget and ensuring all possible costs are recovered from the state administered POST program
Recruited, interviewed, conducted background investigations, and trained 5 new Police Officers and 5 new Police Cadets.
Continued to play a major role in the “Twin Cities Coalition on Healthy Youth” and the “Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative.”
Received the Benjamin Dreyfus Liberties award from Marin County Chapter of the ACLU recognizing the Central Marin Police Authority’s work with the Marin County Youth Court.
Received over $450,000 in State and Federal grants for equipment and training
Received $148,000 from Measure E for the School Resource Officer position and various Authority sponsored programs
Conducted several strategic planning sessions with Administration.
Continued a Police Facility maintenance fund which includes a software program to manage the building and LEEDS certification
Implemented a Public Information Officer program to assist in the positive community outreach within the communities we serve.
Assigned a Central Marin Police Authority Corporal to the Computer Crimes Task Force full time. This staffing cost was offset by state reimbursement for participation in the program.
Assigned a Central Marin Police Authority Corporal to the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force. This staffing cost was offset by the Task Force waiving our annual fee.
Conducted the first Central Marin Police Authority open house. In attendance were all Central Marin Police Authority employees, hundreds of community members, and retired police employees from Twin Cities Police Authority and San Anselmo Police Department.
Selected a consultant and completed an Organizational Analysis and Performance Review.
Conducted a Team Building session with all Administrators and Supervisors and created a strategic plan to begin addressing the 19 recommendations from the Organizational Analysis and Performance Review.
Presented the findings and strategic plan from the Organizational Analysis and Performance Review to address the 19 recommendations at a special Police Council Workshop.
Finalized the transition of Dispatch Services with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
Enhanced the level of service delivery, efficiency, and cost savings.
The dispatch transition resulted in $500,000 savings to the Authority.
Implemented a new automated answering service for non-emergency police needs to better route citizens to the proper personnel to increase service and efficiency. This automated system is only in operation during non-business hours.
Shared a Support Services Lieutenant with Sausalito Police department for several months in an effort to assist them during a personnel transition period.
Program Goals for Calendar Year 2016
Continue participation with regional programs such as MERA, CAL Chiefs, Marin Chiefs, Marin County Major Crimes Task Force, and the Computer Crimes Task Force.
Continue the expansion of the Volunteer Program and begin implementation of a Citizen Academy program.
Continue to work with Bay Cities to improve Risk and Liability exposure through continued training, as Chair of the Safety Committee and Member of the Executive Board.
Evaluate the feasibility of implementing an On-Line Reporting system to further enhance service delivery and personnel efficiency.
Recruit, interview, conduct background investigations on, and train 4 new police officers to bring the Authority to full staffing levels.
Complete the transition to the new Intergraph automated dispatching system.
Intergraph will link all sectors of Marin County public safety and improve efficiency.
Create a new full time hybrid position to assist with Property/Evidence and Records Management.
Examine hiring consultants to perform certain specialty tasks, such as a Press Information Officer.