In ‘Operation Valley Vigilance,’ District Attorney’s Gang Impact Team sweeps up dangerous criminals, weapons in Hemet San Jacinto Valley

In ‘Operation Valley Vigilance,’ District Attorney’s Gang Impact Team sweeps up dangerous criminals, weapons in Hemet San Jacinto Valley

Converging on the Hemet San Jacinto Valley early Thursday, June 29, were 400 law enforcement officers from local, county and federal agencies, confiscating 77 weapons and 4 pounds of illegal drugs and making 24 felony arrests of gang members and other suspected dangerous criminals in the Valley. “This was the single day joint takedown in […]

This and that with a few thank you’s in between

I pride myself on having an open door and providing a forum for our community to voice their opinions on things happening within our community. Last week, I wrote an opinion piece on the shooting death of a Whittier police officer and how many of the laws designed to open the doors for non-violent criminals […]

First responders, families and friends roll up a sleeve to help save lives at 11th annual Battle of the Badges

LOS ANGELES – Federal, state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies in Southern California are partnering with the American Red Cross for the 11th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors to donate blood. Individuals can join in the friendly competition by donating at […]

Area K9 Teams thrill during annual Trials

Area K9 Teams thrill during annual Trials

Every year, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 Team hosts a K9 competition and invites law enforcement agencies from across the country to compete in their annual K9 Trials. This year, the department held its 21st Annual Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K9 Trials Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5. The trials were held at George Ingalls […]

‘Blue Ribbon’ campaign called to show police appreciation

TEMECULA – Representatives of the citizen-based social media Facebook group “Temecula Talk,” received unanimous support by  the Temecula City Council to champion a citywide “Blue Ribbon Campaign” for the community to visibly show appreciation to the Temecula Police Department. Kerrin Smith and Dana Arrington, administrators of the social media group, Temecula Talk, comprised of more […]

Officials notice resurgence of PCP use in Hemet

Officials notice resurgence of PCP use in Hemet

An apparent increase of PCP use in Hemet and several recent high-profile, violent incidents have local law enforcement officials concerned and have left many citizens afraid to leave their homes. “We’ve had three incidents in the past week where the suspect was under the influence of PCP,” Hemet Police Chief David Brown said. All three […]

Saluting law enforcement

Now seems an appropriate time to salute the brave men and women of law enforcement. Without them, our lives of safety, security and freedom wouldn’t be possible. This region is fortunate to have the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, covering the unincorporated areas and the cities of Vista and San Marcos, along with two municipal […]