City of Ukiah, California

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Through Force or Fear

As July comes to an end, we are experiencing our annual upsurge in transient-related complaints. As summer turns to fall, the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) responds to more complaints and calls for assistance surrounding quality of life issues like aggressive panhandling, public urination and defecation, large piles... (Read more)

Hot Dog?

Leaving your dog in a car during the heat of summer can be more than just harmful—it can be deadly. On a hot day, a car can quickly become much hotter than the outside temperature. In fact, on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature of your car can reach over 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. And here in... (Read more)

Connecting With Each Other

On June 25, we had our first Business Watch meeting, and we had the opportunity to explain all the great things that are happening because you, members of the community, took the time to share your thoughts about how to make Ukiah safer. You might remember that last fall Dick Selzer’s company, Realty World Selzer... (Read more)

Having Fun – Preventing Crime

Keeping kids busy with fun, productive activities this summer is a great way to keep them safe and happy. Here are some great local activities to choose from. As I’ve mentioned before, the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) is teaming up with the Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD) to sponsor a wonderful program... (Read more)

Caution Enforcement Ahead

A few weeks ago, the Ukiah City Council approved several improvements to the crosswalks on North State Street near the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. These improvements include additional painted markings on the road, new signs, and speed warning devices. And more research on pedestrian safety in Ukiah is underway for... (Read more)

June 25th Business Watch Community Meeting

I hope you already marked your calendar—but in case you didn’t, take note! Our first Ukiah Police Department (UPD) Business Watch community meeting is scheduled for, Thursday, June 25. From 11:00 am until noon in the Ukiah City Council Chambers, our department’s crime prevention specialists will discuss the... (Read more)

2014 Year in Review

You might have read recently that the City Council and the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) have completed annual budget hearings. During these hearings, we presented our annual report on police department performance and crime in the Ukiah area. This report is based on performance measurements we adopted as part of the... (Read more)

Summer is here!

Last week, I mentioned that the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) is teaming up with the Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD) Superintendent Debra Kubin to sponsor a wonderful program called, “Ukiah Reads.” This program is now in its third year—it celebrates great books and fosters a love of reading (especially... (Read more)

The Perfect Summer

As parents, it’s fun to think about our kids having a perfect summer, making memories that last a lifetime. But we wouldn’t leave it up to our kids to create that perfect summer. We know that for them to make the most of their time and to make it safely back to the start of the next school year, our kids need... (Read more)

Business Watch Forum

Save the Date! Ever wonder how you can protect your business from theft and burglaries? Or maybe identify a suspicious person who has been hanging out near your business? Today, knowing how to protect your business can be just as important as locking the doors, setting the alarm, and making sure the surveillance... (Read more)

Memorial Day 2015

Ian Anderson of the band Jethro Tull might have said it best: “It is only the giving that makes you what you are.” I can’t think of a more heroic act than to give of yourself and serve your fellow man. Our veterans are some of the very heroes defined by their selfless, giving acts to serve. With Memorial... (Read more)

Cancer Sucks

Cancer is uncomfortable to talk about. It brings up feelings that are hard for us to describe, much less deal with: fear, anxiety, sadness, loss, guilt. I really don’t know how else to say it – cancer sucks. I hate cancer.   We all know a co-worker, a friend, or a loved one who has battled or is battling... (Read more)

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service