California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 8

concerns, it creates wakes which are unpopular with those doing human-powered sports,” McGill adds. The officers are identified as members of the Truckee P.D. in lettering on their shirts and paddleboard, and they carry service weapons, badges and other law enforcement equipment on chest harnesses. The paddleboard patrol teams are part of the Truckee P.D.’s Adventure, Recreation and Community (ARC) Team, which also includes officers in bright-yellow uniforms on mountain bikes. The paddleboard teams primarily are not focused on writing citations, McGill says. “The Truckee Police Department had been struggling a bit with its image and its relationship with the community,” McGill says. “There were very few police-community partnerships, and the P.D. was viewed as highly enforcement oriented, without a lot of community engagement.” Surf Patrol Truckee PD hits the water on stand-up boards in a first-of-a-kind effort Once again this summer, for the second consecutive year, the Truckee Police Department is preparing to make a splash – with a patrol team believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. In a program that is less about law enforcement than it is about strengthening ties with residents of this outdoorsy community northwest of Lake Tahoe, four officers from the Truckee P.D. will be taking turns patrolling Donner Lake from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend on standup paddleboards. Modesto and was chief in Newman, in Stanislaus County, before being named top cop of Truckee in February ?????+?q=?????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????((`()?() ??????Q??? ????()Q???????????????????????????????????????)?????????????Q?????????????????????????)??????????????????%??????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????)%???????5????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????()Q????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????A?????) ?????????5????????+?qQ?????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????t????5?????????)???????????????????????????????????()Q???????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????U???????????????????????????)????????????????Q?????MU@???????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????)?????????() ?????????5????(+?q]?????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????)???????????????t?5?????????%?????????????????)????????????????????????????????????I )???e????????????????????????????????????)??????????????L?????????????????e??????????)????????????????????????5?????????????q)???????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????)???????????????????]??????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????()????????????????????????????????)U??????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????t)9?????????????????????????????e???????)???????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????)1????????????5?????????M????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????d???????????????????)??????????????????????)Q???Q??????@????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????Q????????????????)????????????????????????????????????+?q5?????????????????e???????t????5?????????)???????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????+?qQ???????a'?e????????????????????????????)???????d?????????????????????????????????)??????????t?5???????????()Q??????????????????????)????????????????????????)????????????????????)??????????????????????)????????????()M?????????()?((`((0