Laguna Beach Cinco de Mayo DUI Patrols Thursday May 5 2016

Laguna Beach Police Department by www.southocbeaches.com
Laguna Beach Police Department by http://www.southocbeaches.com

Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying Cinco de Mayo Thursday May 5 2016 to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. Continue reading “Laguna Beach Cinco de Mayo DUI Patrols Thursday May 5 2016”

Laguna Beach DUI Patrols Saturday April 2 2016

Laguna Beach Police Department by www.southocbeaches.com
Laguna Beach Police Department by http://www.southocbeaches.com

Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying Saturday April 2 2016 to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. Continue reading “Laguna Beach DUI Patrols Saturday April 2 2016”

Laguna Beach Police Memorial Dedication Today at 5:00pm

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On Sunday, September 21, 2014 the City of Laguna Beach will dedicate the Police Memorial sculpture “Eternal Legacy” by artists Gerard Stripling and Michele Taylor on Loma Terrace. The public is invited to attend the dedication which starts at 5 p.m. To accommodate the ceremony, Loma Terrace will be closed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The sculpture dedication coincides with the 1st anniversary of Police Officer Jon Coutchie’s passing. This installation has been funded through donations raised by the Laguna Beach Police Employees’ Association, Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the City of Laguna Beach.

For more information please link to laguna beach police memorial dedication

Laguna North Neighborhood Watch (LANO) Emergency Preparedness & Crime Prevention Presentation Tonight at 7:00pm

North Laguna Beach Neighborhood Watch and Emergency Preparedness
Open to All North Laguna Residents!
Join Community Services Officer Nikie Hernandez and
Emergency Management Coordinator Jordan Villwock
of the Laguna Beach Police Department
for a presentation & discussion on crime prevention and emergency preparedness.
Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach
Light refreshments served.
COME & be informed, learn about emergency plans, supplies, & city-wide emergency action plan.
How can North Laguna residents evacuate?
Be updated! Join us!
For more information please link to LANO

Laguna Beach Drum Circle at Aliso Creek Pier is Scheduled Tonight at 7:00pm

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Billy Fried spoke with the Laguna Beach Police Department this past week about the upcoming drum circle. Billy Fried wrote about this in the Coastline Pilot.
Here is a excerpt: ” They assured me their intent isn’t to shut down the drum circle or close the parking lots, but they do want to get in front of any potential problems and cite people for drinking, doing drugs and engaging in any other behavior that puts people in jeopardy.

I respect their goal to protect us. And they are putting some positive, preventive measures in place such as:

• Telling people who park on the east side of Coast Highway to use the tunnel — I’m sure many don’t even know it’s there.

• Telling people who are dropping off their kids to be back before 10 p.m. or they will be unable to re-enter the lot.

• Handing out fliers reminding people of park regulations.

• Patrolling the event.

So if your intent is to come and enjoy the drumming, whether playing, dancing or watching, you have nothing to fear. Come on out and responsibly celebrate the last full moon of summer. This fabulous and dynamic cultural event runs from 7 to 10 p.m.”

Please link to the full article here: http://www.coastlinepilot.com/opinion/tn-cpt-me-0808-out-of-the-blue-20140807,0,1207162.story

Laguna Beach Police Chief Paul Workman to Retire

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Police Chief Paul Workman has announced his retirement after 38 years as a Police Officer with Laguna Beach. Chief Workman said, “Laguna Beach has been a significant part of my adult life. I love the community and the people. I will truly miss my Police Department and City family. As a young man, I could have never imagined that I would have had the opportunities that Laguna Beach provided me.”
Paul Workman started as a Reserve Police Officer in May of 1975 and was hired as a full-time Police Officer in August of 1976. The Chief worked his way up through the department from a Reserve to a Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain until he was appointed as the Police Chief in 2009.
City Manager John Pietig stated that “Chief Workman has done an outstanding job managing the Police Department and putting together an exceptional team dedicated to serving the community. We will miss Paul’s leadership and his historic knowledge of the department and the community.”
The Chief will officially retire in August but may stay on in an interim capacity until his successor is appointed. The City Manager has indicated that an open recruitment will begin immediately.
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