City of Ukiah, California

Police Department

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service

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    Reduce Crime and the Fear of Crime

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    Improve the Quality of Life in Our Neighborhoods

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    Enhance Community and Police Partnerships

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    Develop our Personnel

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    Accountable...to our Community

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The Oil in Our Engines

Did you know that 60 percent of our body is composed of water, and that water makes up 75 percent of our muscles and 85 percent of our brains? In fact, water is often described as the oil that runs our engines–without it, we stop running. Water is the biggest component of our bodies; it is necessary for us to... (Read more)

Our Best Friends

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “A dog is a man’s best friend.” In law enforcement, our canine partners really are some of our best friends. Here in Mendocino County, we are lucky to have many committed officer and canine partner teams who do everything from searching for missing persons to identifying... (Read more)

Sundays in the Park

Last week I mentioned the City of Ukiah’s Moonlight Movie Madness event every other Friday evening at the Alex R. Thomas Plaza. These family-friendly, outdoor movies are a perfect way to spend a summer evening. The next movie will be Pixar’s cartoon comedy, “Inside Out,” starting at dusk on July 15. Along... (Read more)

Hot Dogs and Fireworks

We are headed for a great weekend here in Ukiah, a weekend full of hot dogs and fireworks. If you haven’t checked out Moonlight Movie Madness, this Friday is a great time to do so. On Friday, July 1, the City of Ukiah Recreation Department–with funding from some great community sponsors–will be showing the... (Read more)

Planning a Vacation?

Doesn’t summer feel great? The weather is warm, the kids are out of school, and relaxation is the name of the game. A great summer should really include a great vacation, but before you plan that getaway consider this: everyone enjoys vacations, including burglars. During the summer months, the Ukiah Police... (Read more)

Child Safe

Did you know that one of the most dangerous times for kids to fall victim to a crime is when they are not in school? Last week I wrote about some ideas to keep kids safe–and active–this summer, and today I wanted to follow up with some additional safety tips which I know will help. During summer, kids often want... (Read more)

Busy as a Bee…

I think I write more about this than any other topic, but I can’t think of a more important topic. Do you know that when our kids are out of school, studies show they are at greater risk for becoming victims of violent crimes? They are also more likely to engage in risky behaviors like smoking, drinking, or doing... (Read more)

Memorial Day

In small towns like ours, we tend to see the same people whether we’re shopping downtown, dropping kids off for school, attending local events or volunteering. I wonder if this feeling of connectedness is one of the reasons so many people choose to serve our community. I think this is one of the most special things... (Read more)

Every Minute Counts

In the midst of an emergency, minutes can seem like hours. Help can’t arrive fast enough. In a medical emergency, every minute a person waits for care, their chances of survival decrease significantly. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and during these emergencies each minute... (Read more)

Measuring Our Performance

Our mission at the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) is simple: to make Ukiah as safe as possible. While our mission can be simply stated, keeping Ukiah safe in these complex times can be challenging. To help us meet our goal of keeping Ukiah safe, we have adopted a long-term strategic plan called, Measuring What... (Read more)

Small Steps to Big Changes

I sure love spring—our hills are green, flowers are blooming, and freshness is in the air! Spring is a time for “out with the old and in with the new!” It’s a time to pull those old clothes out of the closet, spiff up the garage, and even turn over the garden to plant summer veggies. Yep, everything about... (Read more)

Fighting Back

School and workplace shootings—what we call “active shooter” situations— are difficult to talk about. No one wants to imagine an active shooter situation affecting our kids at school or our family members at work; but even though it is about as unpleasant a subject as we can imagine, it’s also one that, if... (Read more)

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service