California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 30

“We are able to reach more citizens quicker and more efficiently” Captain Tracey explains, “We’ve seen an increase in participation on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. When the Chief posts something to her Twitter feed, people respond. It’s that personable touch that has made our virtual programs a success.” San Leandro Police Department held its Second Annual Open House on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The purpose of the Open House was to let the community get to know their local Police Department, all while promoting their United For Safety program. The day was focused around community involvement and included demonstrations from the Police Department’s Traffic, K9 and SWAT units. 30 California Police Chief | www.californiapolicechiefs.org “Times are changing, our community is changing, and we need to change with it.” Donations were received from several local businesses and used as incentives for citizens to sign up for the CodeRed and Nixle programs. In addition, they gave out free, reusable grocery bags that came with goodies inside as well as bumper and window stickers. All the give-a-way items had the United For Safety logo on it. “I am really looking forward to driving down the street and seeing United For Safety bumper, and window stickers, and more importantly, knowing that our citizens have made the pledge to make San Leandro a safer community,” added Captain Tracey. If you would like to request any additional information on how you can start your own United For Safety program in your city, Please contact Captain Ed Tracey at ETracey@sanleandro.org or (510) 577-3249. ?