The department was given a heads up that there was going to be a protest and rally in our area and called out for some additional members. We have a presence at protests to ensure that everyone is safe. As much as it’s our duty to keep the peace, it’s also our duty to ensure that members of the community can have legal, safe, non-violent protests. Fortunately the protest was civil and the crowd very pleasant.
Another platoon was short staffed so I took a call out shift to help out. I took a report of a found child’s bicycle in someone’s yard and was able to locate the rightful owner and return it. Returning property to anyone is rewarding, returning it to a smiling child is especially rewarding. Prior to lunch I was dispatched to a report of an assault and ended up tied up for most of the early afternoon taking statements and locating the suspect. Shortly before the end of shift I saw an MVI take place on the highway. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt. Continue reading Impaired getaway driver
This block I’ve got a new Delta Police member riding with me. While he’s new to our force, he’s definitely not new to policing, he’s spent over 10 years with another force in Canada and a handful of years as a Police officer overseas. We spent a lot of time getting him used to the computer systems and work flow that we use. Continue reading A new platoon mate