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Mayor Villaraigosa Says Crime Drop Due to LAPD Hiring

Posted on January 19th, 2011 by Tonya Page

The crime drop in Los Angeles is a hot subject on Mayor Villaraigosa’s plate. He announced that the number of homicides fell last year to 297, the lowest rate since 1967. He wants it to stay that way, so he’s speaking out about it. 

For nine straight years, crime has dropped in Los Angeles County, and it’s said because LA has kept a major force of officers on the street.  That’s why he’s urging the City Council to back his plan in the continuation of hiring Los Angeles Police officers.

At a news conference with LAPD Police Chief, Charlie Beck and other city officials, Villaraigosa stated, “Make no mistake about it, there is a direct correlation between the drop in crime and the number of cops we have on the street.”  Drops in crime were seen in all of LAPD’s four bureaus.

City Administrative Officer, Miguel Santana claims they may need to reduce the number of police officers. The current amount of officers is authorized at 9,963. With regards to budget, there are talks to drop that number.

Villaraigosa does not Read more »

Santa Cruz Sheriff Office Offers Auto Body Repair To The Public

Posted on January 18th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Here’s something that you may not often see: The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, located in Watsonville offers a fully operational, open to the public auto body repair shop.

The auto repair shop operates in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and is part of the auto body repair training program in the County. They offer a full range of auto body repair, welding, fabrication, frame straightening, restoration, sandblasting, auto painting, along with auto detailing, wash & wax and much more.

Appointments for estimations can be made on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by calling between the hours of 8AM and 10AM and from 1PM  to 3PM.

For payment they take cash, money orders and personal checks which are cleared prior to the start of any work. No insurance payments are accepted.

If you’d like work done on your car, Read more »

SFPD Chief Vacant as George Gascón Selected New DA

Posted on January 14th, 2011 by Tonya Page

George Gascón of the San Francisco District has been selected as the new San Francisco district attorney. All of this comes after 18 months serving as Chief of the San Francisco Police department. His new political position transition has left the work he started to modernize the Department in his successor’s hands.

Sworn in as the first Latino district attorney, Gascón stated, “It was completely unexpected… Frankly, I had to think about it a great deal. But I’ve taken this because I see a tremendous opportunity to do something unique here.

His public office role will Read more »

LAPD Chief: Hire More Officers or Risk Increase In Crime

Posted on January 12th, 2011 by Tonya Page

It’s stated that the number of homicides in the past year have dropped under 300 in Los Angeles. This is a first in nearly four decades. However, LAPD Police Chief, Charlie Beck cautioned that those numbers may change if the City Council turns down hiring new police officers to replace those that retire.

Cheif Beck spoke at a news conference this week asking the City Council to maintain their commitment to keep at least 10,000 officers on the force, stating, “If we go back on that, we’ll go back on these gains… This is the ninth year of crime reduction in Los Angeles — no other big city has that.

The looming $300 million city budget deficit has some Read more »

Assistant San Diego Sheriff Retires After 30 Years of Service

Posted on January 8th, 2011 by Tonya Page

After serving the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for over 30 years, San Diego County Assistant Sheriff, Kim Quaco is hanging up his hat.

Quaco graduated from Indiana University and joined the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department in 1978 after following his older brother’s footsteps into law enforcement. It was his brother who encouraged him to apply in L.A. or San Diego. He stated “The San Diego Sheriff’s Department had me come out three times within five months for testing.”

Quaco was then accepted into the academy. “I was told I had two weeks to get here.  I packed up my car with my belongings and my dog. I got here on a Wednesday and the academy started on Friday. I hadn’t even unpacked my car.

He recalled that the best Read more »

San Diego PD Gets New Northwestern Division Captain

Posted on January 7th, 2011 by Tonya Page

A new San Diego Police Department Captain will be in command as the previous Captain, Miguel Rosario, has been transferred. The recent announcement stated that Albert Guaderrama has been named as the new Captain of the SDPD Northwestern Division.

During the past 15 months, Captain Rosario was in command of the Northwestern Division where he made it his mission statement and goal to reduce crime by building solid relationships and partnering with the community at large.

Adrian Lee, Community Relations Officer stated, “Captain Rosario is now Read more »

What Are Bounty Hunters?

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 by Tonya Page

In some cases, you may hear a bounty hunter referred to as a “bail enforcement agents.” These people provide a legal service to obtain defendants. Sometimes, depending on the state, the bail bondsman may also be required to be present at the time of apprehension to be sure the bounty hunter has the correct person. If for some reason they obtain the wrong person, both the bail bondsman and the bounty hunter can be charged with false arrest.

Depending on the state of residency, that will determine what laws are in place for these occurrences. Some states have very strict laws for obtaining a defendant who has skipped bail.

When a person hires a bail bonds company Read more »

PBUS Las Vegas 2010 — This Year’s Keynote Speakers Highly Lauded

Posted on December 26th, 2010 by Tonya Page

Honoring it’s 30 year anniversary, this year’s PBUS Winter Conference, Membership Meeting & Expo will be held from February 21st – 24th at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.

The conference will focus on current events in bail as well as other informative breakouts and classes focusing on the bail industry and more.

Many popular keynote speakers have been asked back due to their popular demand. And, celebrity bail agent Beth Chapman from the A&E hit series, Dog the Bounty Hunter will be on the PBUS Opening General Session agenda to discuss bail, as well as share her thoughts on the future of the Bail Industry.

For the fans and followers of their hit TV reality show, no other than “The Dog” himself will also be presenting together with Beth at a breakout session the next day.  Members will have a chance to win lunch with Beth and “The Dog” by bringing a new member to PBUS.

Another one of the top rated speakers Read more »

LAPD Officers Approved For Metro Center Jailers

Posted on December 23rd, 2010 by Tonya Page

A city panel has approved a new plan which would require LAPD officers to be placed in jails as staff for up to six-month periods. In the hopes to get the Los Angeles Police Department Metro Detention Jail Center fully humming by January of 2011, the panel signed off on the new plan. The full City Council will vote on the plan Wednesday.

Some oppose pulling officers off the streets, but a hiring freeze has created what is their only option. City Councilman Greig Smith stated that “other options are even worse.” He chairs the Public Safety Committee and is an LAPD reserve officer.

Staffing shortages also created a problem moving officers from the dilapidated Parker Center to the brand new Metro Center jail in downtown Los Angeles. In fact, the project was completed over 18 months ago, but has still yet to be opened.

In order to staff the new facility, Read more »

Richmond Jail – West County Detention Facility

Posted on December 22nd, 2010 by Tonya Page

General Information

Richmond Jail
aka “West County Detention Facility” Jail
5555 Giant Highway
Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 262-4200
(510) 262-4210
Richmond Jail Bail Bonds

W.C.D.F. or the West County Detention Facility is a direct supervision, medium-security jail operated by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department. The West County Jail in Richmond is the county’s primary women’s jail.

It houses those sentenced inmates who do not qualify for the county’s other sentenced facilities or “special needs” populations. 

W.C.D.F is a temporary holding facility only. If you are considering bailing out an inmate from the jail, we recommend that you contact us as soon as the inmate is arrested as defendants may be transferred to the Martinez Jail.

Visiting Instructions

Inmates can accept visitors everyday, except Wednesdays and Thursdays

Hours are Read more »

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