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Police aim to make neighborhoods safer with visual upgrades

Police aim to make neighborhoods safer with visual upgrades

ESCONDIDO — In his 17 years working as an officer for the Escondido Police Department (EPD), Detective Jeff Valdivia has noticed a correlation between gangs and dilapidated neighborhoods.

Crack down on drivers to prevent motorcycle accidents

OCEANSIDE — Extra motorcycle police officers were out from 6 a.m. to noon on key streets this August to crack down on careless drivers who are likely to cause a motorcycle-involved accident.

Escondido Police Chief selected following department’s personnel turmoil

Escondido Police Chief selected following department’s personnel turmoil

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido selected a new police chief after about a year of turmoil within the police department involving an undisclosed personnel investigation, the mysterious early retirement of the former police chief, and police misconduct allegations.

District to increase campus access for cops

District to increase campus access for cops

CARLSBAD — After a campus robbery weeks prior, Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) officials agreed to look into providing Carlsbad Police officers with keys to schools to enhance security.

Police to start new crime prevention program

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Police Department will be launching a one-year pilot program, using a predictive policing software designed to predict locations and times of day where crimes are most likely to happen, to improve policing strategies and ultimately reduce crime.

Carlsbad friends stabbed by acquaintance at home

CARLSBAD — Two friends were stabbed by mutual acquaintance in one victim’s Carlsbad home late on Sunday night, July 14, according to the Carlsbad Police Department.

New hotel law to aid police investigations

SOLANA BEACH — Attempting to help the Sheriff’s Department in its crime-fighting efforts, council members voted 4-1 at the June 12 meeting to approve an ordinance requiring hotel and motel operators to standardize information collected from guests at registration.

Police investigate suspicious death

CARLSBAD — On Friday, at 5:41 a.m. the city of Carlsbad Police Department received a call about a white male in his 20s lying on the beach needing medical aid.

Teens get opportunity to protect and serve

OCEANSIDE — The Police Explorer program gives teens the opportunity to learn about police operations firsthand and serve the city as law enforcement volunteers.

Fair brings neighbors together for a fun day in the park

Fair brings neighbors together for a fun day in the park

OCEANSIDE — The Libby Lake Community Resource Fair was a bright spot for a community that had two neighborhood teens fatally shot and two injured at Libby Lake Park in March.