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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Joint Message from Police Chief Cregan and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

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Following late season rains, a growth of now dry seasonal grasses and ongoing drought conditions, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July this year.

Regardless of the allure and nostalgia of firew...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

John Cregan Appointed as Santa Rosa’s New Chief of Police

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Santa Rosa City Manager Maraskeshia Smith has appointed Interim Chief John Cregan as the new Chief of Police for the City of Santa Rosa to begin on July 3, 2022. The appointment follows an inclusive and equitable process grounded in community and stakehol...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

SRPD to Present AB 481 Documents to City Council

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In September of 2021, AB 481 was signed into law. This bill provides oversight related to the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment for law enforcement agencies. It requires law enforcement agencies to create a policy related to military equi...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Department Releases Its 2021 Annual Report

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The Santa Rosa Police Department has released its 2021 Annual Report, which highlights efforts to provide public safety services while leading community engagement initiatives. The annual report provides a data snapshot of criminal investigations, arrests...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Public Invited to Provide Input on Most Desired Attributes of Santa Rosa’s Next Chief of Police

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The City of Santa Rosa invites the community to take a brief four-question survey to provide input on desirable qualities and attributes the city should be looking for in its next Chief of Police. The online survey is available in English and Spanish and ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro to Retire After 30 Years of Law Enforcement Service

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After 30 years of dedicated service to the Santa Rosa Police Department, Chief Rainer Navarro has announced his retirement to city officials. Chief Navarro’s effective retirement date is planned for May 2, 2022, allowing time for transition before his dep...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Santa Rosa City Council Approves OIR Group LLC as Independent Police Auditor

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved OIR Group LLC as the Independent Police Auditor at their Nov. 30, 2021 council meeting. Reporting to the City Manager, OIR Group LLC will review Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) internal investigations, conduct audi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Changes to Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

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Based on the departure and retirement of several Records staff, the SRPD Records Bureau is unable to maintain the same public hours while meeting legal and statutory mandates. Effective Saturday, October 9, the front counter will only be open to the publi...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Reaches Settlement with Cal/OSHA for COVID-19 Violations Issued Last September

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The City of Santa Rosa has reached a settlement agreement with Cal/OSHA for the four citations issued in September of 2020 to the City of Santa Rosa for COVID-19 and other health and safety violations.

The citations stemmed from a Cal/OSHA investigation op...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuation tags are not util...

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