California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 2

BEHIND THE BADGE 9 14 4 24 4 Occupy LA As a nation watches, LAPD shines. One legal observer says the department “had their A game on.” 6 Police Go Social 20 Hear from a law enforcement expert about the pros, cons and evolution of the new communications tools. 9 Facebook for Cops Redlands PD innovates a new communications tool that promises secure sharing. 12 Virtual Ride Along Modesto PD offers its Twitter followers a behind-the-scenes look at an evening patrolling the streets. 14  | Santa Ana’s Renaissance Mired with gang violence in the early 1990s, Forbes Magazine recently named Santa Ana America’s fourth safest big city. Behind The Badge 18 22 Smarter Chiefs Most chiefs have advanced degrees. What role has education played in the crime decline? Married with Badges Meet Carlos and Colleen Mestas, the only married police chiefs in the U.S. Battling Domestic Violence Citrus Heights PD is honored for its unique approach to DV calls. 24 Community Policing 2.0 Monrovia PD earns recognition for its new twist on proactive crime fighting. The magazine was produced by Cornerstone Communications. Visit Contact Bill Rams at (949) 200-6107 or