This year the Santa Cruz Police Department has a lot to be thankful for. We've created a number of new community outreach initiatives (Community Services Unit, iPhone app, blog, Facebook, Twitter and more), received awards for community-oriented policing and predictive policing and been fortunate to fill some of our vacancies with outstanding new officers. But the most important thing to be thankful for is our relationship with our community. Because of your partnership we've seen a decrease in most crime types, solved a number of crimes and forged new outreach methods and relationships.
As you know, we are a 365 day operation - just because it's a holiday doesn't mean the men and women of the Santa Cruz Police Department take a day off. Please join me in thanking the officers and records staff that work today and all holidays to keep our community safe. And thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Kevin Vogel, Chief of Police