California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 14

Sergeant Walt Bullington and Deputy District Attorney , Lucky Jesrani

City Wide Clean Up : One Step At A Time

Sergeant Walt Bullington and Deputy District Attorney , Lucky Jesrani
The City of Redding is the county seat of Shasta County , California , and is in the northern-most region of the state . It is located along the Sacramento River with Interstate 5 passing through the middle of the city . Redding encompasses 65 square miles and has a population of approximately 90,000 . Redding is the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region and is the fourth-largest city in the Sacramento Valley , behind Sacramento , Elk Grove and Roseville .
As with all law enforcement agencies throughout the state , resources have become restricted due to the economy . We are not only challenged by reduced staffing levels , but also limited jail space and the negative effects of prison realignment . The Redding Police Department recognizes it has become imperative for our community to be able to communicate with our department about crime concerns that affect the quality of life of our citizens . Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch programs are invaluable tools for bringing communities together in a concerted effort to recognize and report potential criminal conduct . Public outcry voicing concerns of rising crime trends in Redding did not go unnoticed . Chief Robert Paoletti and Councilman Brent Weaver approached the