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Glendale Police Department on Community Policing

Posted on April 13th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Glendale Police Department, Glendale CaliforniaThe Glendale Police Department has utilized the policing enforcement tactics provided by the COPPS Unit (Community Police Partnership.) Community policing is not only the responsibility of the unit, but the entire agency.

Community policing is a way for the people to be able to connect with the police force, in an easy accessible manner. This allows for the community to voice their concerns in an orderly fashion and be heard.

Basically, it is a way for both the law enforcement agencies to work hand-in-hand with everyone in the community in order to prevent and solve crimes.

Community policing also works by the community’s willingness to share and educate, as well as inform others and the law enforcement agencies.

If you live in Glendale, you can Read more »

How Do I Negotiate the Price of Bail?

Posted on April 8th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Question from a reader: How do bail bonds work and how do I negotiate their price? If the bond is set at $100,000, 10% would mean a price of $10.000, correct? $10.000 is a very steep price, and I’m worried that most bail bond places wouldn’t cover the amount. Could I work the price down to something around 5%?


The bail bonds industry differs from state to state. California, for example, is regulated by the California Department of Insurance and rates are either 8% or 10%. Discuss with the bondsman what he or she can do for your case.

10% of such a large sum is a lotof money, granted, and this is made worse by the fact that you’re not going to see any of it back — it’s a fee. The risk though lies with the bondsman, and if a client skips court and cannot be located, the bail bond company is obligated to pay the amount to the courts in full. Of course, the bondsman will Read more »

Butte County Jail

Posted on April 6th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Butte County Jail
35 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA  95965
Phone: 800-844-6591
Bail Bonds for Butte County Jail

Butte County Jail, currently administered by Butte County Sheriff’s Department, houses approximately 570 inmates and employs 135 correctional staff.  This jail was opened in 1964 and has since under gone rennovations to accomodate the increasing inmate population. 

When arrested by Butte County Sheriff’s or the Butte County Police Department the detainee will be transported to Butte County Jail for booking.  Following the booking process he/she will be allowed to make a phone call.  Call us immediately as the release process is known to take quite a few hours.

Rules For Visiting Butte County Jail

  • Must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent of guardian.
  • A valid  government picture identification.
  • Visiting time is Read more »

Burbank Jail To Close

Posted on April 4th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Glendale Police Department Asissts Burbank PD

Burbank Jail EntranceAccording to the Glendale News Press, Starting April 11, anyone who is arrested by the Burbank Police Department will have to be transported to the jail at the Glendale PD.

Prisoners will be booked and held at the Glendale jail until all of the necessary repairs are finished at the Burbank Police and Fire headquarters.

The repairs, including the replacement of the entire jail floor, are expected to take at least six months,” said Burbank Police Lt. Armen Dermenjian.

The damage to the building happened when a contractor failed to take “proper precautions” to prevent water from seeping into the floor,” Dermenjian said.

Damage to the floor was caused by Read more »

I Want To Become A Bail Bondsman

Posted on April 1st, 2011 by Tonya Page

Can I Open My Own Bail Agency?

Question: I am currently in law enforcement, but getting to the end of that. If I obtain my bondsman license, can I work for a bondsman such as yourself, or do I have to open my own agency. Thank you for the information from your website, it is very informative.

Answer: Great question! Opening a bail bond agency is for the most part open to anyone. However, opening any business without understanding how the business and industry operates from the inside could be a huge personal and financial tragedy. 

The Process In Opening A Bail Business:

Santa Rita Jail

Posted on March 28th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information – Alameda County Jail

Santa Rita Jail
5325 Broder Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568
Bail Bonds for Santa Rita Jail

Run by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Rita Jail sits on 113 acres in Dublin, CA. This is the third largest jail in the state of California, it is known as a “mega-jail.”  It is the only jail that has an award from the accredited American Correctional Association.

The facility is committed to being economical and houses it’s own mental health and medical services.  This has allowed the jail to effectively treat their own sick and injured inmates.

Known for the advanced technology and advanced criminal justice system, Santa Rita Jail can hold approximately 4,000 detainees at any time.

Santa Rita Jail (SRJ) Visting Rules and Regulations

Vists may be scheduled up to Read more »

Glendale Police Department K-9 Unit

Posted on March 27th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Police K9 Suspect Apprehension DogThe Glendale Police Department has welcomed a new lead Sergeant to their K-9 Unit. Sergeant Chris Spencer is taking the place of Todd Anderson, who was moved to the East Area Command. Sergeant Spencer has worked as a patrol officer and detective for the Glendale Police Department since 2002.

Sergeant Spencer plans to expand the K-9 Unit as well as provide more opportunities for servicing the Glendale community. Spencer also plans to have the Glendale Police Department work more closely with both the Los Angeles Sheriff Department and the Los Angeles Police Department. Pictured left is one of the LAPD Suspect Apprehension dogs. These dogs are trained to “Find & Bark.” If the suspect stays still, the dog is calmer. However, if he suspect tries to get away or is aggressive with the dog, the dog becomes more aggresive.

The Glendale Police Department’s K-9 Unit has several dogs working Read more »

Los Angeles City Council Suggests LAPD to Freeze Hiring

Posted on March 24th, 2011 by Tonya Page

On Monday, the Los Angeles City Council recommended, against the desires of Mayor Villaraigosa, that in order to get to a solution for the recent budget crisis, suspending the hiring of the Los Angeles Police Department, was necessary.

According to the City Council Committee, this stop would reduce a $46.8 million deficit.

The Los Angeles Police Department was told by the Budget and Finance Committee that they should continue with their April training class but shouldn’t hire anymore until July 1, when the new fiscal year begins.

City Administrative Officer, Miguel Santana, told the panel that, “There is no immediate savings, but we believe it will save $170,000 per officer in the long run,” when speaking about the reductions in pension benefits.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants Read more »

Fake Bondsman Arrested for Soliciting Inmates

Posted on March 24th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Orange County Jail Main EntranceIn an illegal attempt to solicit inmates for bail from the Orange County Jail, Ernesto Perez was arrested for acting in the role of bail bondsman, without the official license to do so. Perez, 36 was charged for soliciting bail business without the proper licensing through the California Department of Insurance.

In California, the bail industry is highly regulated. It is prohibited for any person to negotiate or execute the writing of bail without a license. However, Mr. Perez also has another problem working against him: a bail bondsman cannot solicit bail inside of a jail to an inmate.

Perez allegedly plotted Read more »

San Luis Obispo County Jail

Posted on March 20th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

San Luis Obispo Jail
1585 Kansas Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Jail: Booking/Visitation: (805) 781-4600
Bail Bonds for San Luis Obispo Jail

The San Luis Obispo County Jail correctional facility serves all of San Luis Obispo County for arrests transported from city police departments, California Highway Patrol, and State Parks. 

Approximately 19,000 people are booked into the San Luis Obispo county jail each year. Inmates can serve up to one year in the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

The various housing units at the SLO jail range from direct supervision units to dormitory settings and can house up to 518 inmates.

When arrested in SLO, inmates will be booked and processed in the jail’s computer system. This process will usually include photographs, fingerprints and a nation wide background check . This process can take up to 4 hours to complete.

Rules for visiting the San Luis Obispo Jail

Inmates are allowed to receive (2) one hour visits per week. There is no male visiting on Mondays and no female visiting on Fridays.

It is best to call the jail for all instructions prior to your visit to reserve a visiting time. If you are unable to notify the inmate prior to the visiting day, you may call (805) 781-4596 to reserve that time.

When you call, you should have the inmate’s first and last name, your first and last name, and the day you plan to visit.

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