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Chiefs Message June 2020

The death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officers is shocking, disturbing, and of great concern to all of us in Law Enforcement. His death was preventable and should not have happened. Our officers, like others across the country are feeling the burden of this incident. Our officers see this as a betrayal of their commitment to fairness and the trust we work hard to earn. We will continue to put our energy into building relationships in the community while ensuring that our policies, practices, and oversight are worthy of the community’s trust.

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A message from Police Chief George Crum:

As our community has been adjusting to a new normal in our personal and professional lives, I would like to provide the community with an update on the homicides that have occurred in 2020. I know the three recent homicides reported in the media are concerning to our community.  As your Police Chief, I understand your concerns and it is the position of the Police Department that any one violent crime happening in Cathedral City is one too many.

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Crisis Text Line

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment and make you aware of a new service that is available to those who might be struggling.  As of July of this year, a new law went into effect requiring that all student identification cards issued to California high school and middle school students have the Crisis Text Line (CTL) and other suicide prevention resources on the back of the ID.  The Crisis Text Line is available to everyone. 

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Community Update

The first few months of the year have been an exciting time for your police department.  In our continuing efforts to provide the community with progressive and professional police services, we have been able to add personnel to our staff to deal with increasing demands.  We celebrated our newest staff members with a small ceremony, where we were able to learn more about each of them and share a meal. 

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