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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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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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'

CSD suspends Security's handling of animals

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Rancho Murieta Security is suspending the practice of handling stray dogs and wandering rattlesnakes while it explores its role in animal control and what it would take to train its staff properly. Read more » Read more » about CSD suspends Security's handling of animals

CSD starts to address Security study

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A long-awaited study of Rancho Murieta’s security operations is in the Community Services District’s hands, but it will be at least another month before the study – or a summary – is shared with the community. Read more » Read more » about CSD starts to address Security study

Sergeant named new Security chief

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Security Sgt. Jeff Werblun will step up to be the department’s new chief, the Community Services District announced Friday afternoon. He’ll assume the responsibilities Feb. 3. Read more » Read more » about Sergeant named new Security chief

Acting Security chief steps down

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Steven MobleySteven Mobley, a longtime Murietan, former sheriff’s sergeant and past Community Services District director, stepped down as the interim chief of Rancho Murieta Security this week and withdrew his application for the permanent position due to family obligations. Read more » Read more » about Acting Security chief steps down

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