CSD starts to plan Security's future

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Security→ Security study and survey results

Four Community Services District directors tried Thursday to get their arms around the future of Security, finally employing a study that was started 18 months ago. The conversation at a special board meeting wandered for two hours, returning frequently to the need for greater communication, especially about Security’s observe-and-report limitations. Read more » Read more » about CSD starts to plan Security's future

CSD ready to address Security action plan

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→ Meeting agenda plus study and survey results

Taking its first steps to address a Security study started 18 months ago, the Community Services District board will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Thursday at the CSD Building to discuss how to implement the study's action plan. The CSD expects a larger community meeting will follow. Read more » Read more » about CSD ready to address Security action plan

Neighbors push CSD for safer driving

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Residents brought their complaints about speeding cars and stop-sign runners to the Community Services District’s meeting this month. It was a smaller group than had appeared the night before at the Rancho Murieta Association board meeting. The CSD board also adjusted the salary ranges for its non-union employees. Read more » Read more » about Neighbors push CSD for safer driving

New gate: Open or not? Manned or not?

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Escuela gate

The Escuela gate is flanked by existing Stonehouse Park sports fields on the right and a new field, being watered to help just-planted grass, on the left. (Click photo for larger image)

When will the community open the gate at Escuela Drive and Stonehouse Road? Bigger question: Should the gate be staffed by Security personnel, like the North and South gates, or be a passive gate, with no officer on site? Neither the Community Services District nor the Rancho Murieta Association seems willing to bear the cost of staffing the gate with Security personnel. Read more » Read more » about New gate: Open or not? Manned or not?

Big turnout for Coffee With a Cop

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Coffee With a Cop

Rick TompkinsNo, there wasn't a major crime in progress at the Local Bean Cafe Thursday morning. It was one of the Sheriff's Department's occasional Coffee With a Cop events, in which people get to meet officers and chat. There was a sizable contingent of sheriff's officers along with Sue Frost, the county supervisor who represents Rancho Murieta. The event started strong at 9 a.m. and was still going past its planned 11 a.m. closing time. Also on hand were Rancho Murieta Security Chief Jeff Werblun and Security's new sergeant, Rick Tompkins, seen at right. Read more » about Big turnout for Coffee With a Cop

Country Club loses GM; CSD names sergeant

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The Country Club announced Tuesday afternoon that Rodney Muller, general manager for the last 10 months, has resigned effective June 29. At the same time, the Community Services District announced the promotion of Rick Tompkins from patrol officer to sergeant. Read more » Read more » about Country Club loses GM; CSD names sergeant

Can't reach Security? Try this number

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If you're having a problem calling Security, in particular when using a land line, it's because the Community Services District's new phone system appears to have a bug. Security Chief Jeff Werblun says one Security line is working for all phones – (916) 354-2273. Read more » about Can't reach Security? Try this number

The challenges facing Security in the future

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Security car

Report looks at Security powers, funding and cameras
Murietans need to better understand the limitations of Security’s powers, a much-delayed report tells the Community Services District. The report recommends a strategy for a security camera network that has CSD setting system standards for the rest of the participants, and the report worries that rapid growth could leave Security without the budget needed to keep up. Read more »

By the numbers: How we feel about security issues
Ninety-four percent of Murietans responding to a survey say they feel at least somewhat safe in the community. Almost 75 percent of us say we understand Security officers don’t have the power to arrest or investigate, but 48 percent say we expect Security to use deadly force to protect us. And 54 percent say Security officers should have police powers. Read more » Read more » about The challenges facing Security in the future

Numbers: How we feel about Security issues

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Download a PDF file of the survey results
Download a PDF file of the publicly released report

Ninety-four percent of Murietans responding to a survey say they feel at least somewhat safe in the community. Almost 75 percent of us say we understand Security officers don’t have the power to arrest or investigate, but 48 percent say we expect Security to use deadly force to protect us. And 54 percent say Security officers should have police powers. Read more » about Numbers: How we feel about Security issues

CSD panel: 'Not in animal control business'

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The Community Services District’s Security Committee – which includes two of the CSD’s five directors – was clear Thursday afternoon: It’s not interested in continuing the longtime practice of handling wild animals and pets in the community. Read more » Read more » about CSD panel: 'Not in animal control business'

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