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Petaluma police union won’t back proposed sales tax increase

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120718/ARTICLES/120719561/1350?Title=Petaluma-police-union-won-t-back-proposed-sales-tax-increase     The Petaluma police union has come out against a proposed sales tax increase the City Council may place on the November ballot. The council is divided on whether to ask voters to increase the current … Continue reading

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Anti-DUI task force gets $300,000

From : http://roadwarrior.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/13541/anti-dui-task-force-gets-300000/   Sonoma County’s anti-DUI campaign will continue after the state awarded a $300,000 grant for the Avoid the 13 task force. The task force, which includes all police agencies in the county and is coordinated by Petaluma … Continue reading

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Police lieutenant plans to file legal claim

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110727/COMMUNITY/110729528/-1/archive?Title=Police-lieutenant-plans-to-file-legal-claim   A recently reclassified Petaluma police lieutenant plans to file a legal claim over the action, and says that it has posed major challenges for him and his family. “It affects me greatly, but I’m mostly concerned … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa raises pay cap for police, fire chiefs

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110726/ARTICLES/110729573/0/FRONTPAGE   The top of the salary ranges for Santa Rosa’s police and fire chiefs were increased six and ten percent respectively by the City Council Tuesday to ensure they are paid more than their subordinates. The move … Continue reading

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Rohnert Park studies sheriff taking over police services

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110215/ARTICLES/110219708/1350?Title=Rohnert-Park-studies-sheriff-taking-over-police-services   Rohnert Park officials have asked the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office how much it would cost to take over the city’s police services. The preliminary inquiry, which has upset many in police ranks, is part of an … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa police/fire union accused of campaign violation

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110211/ARTICLES/110219832/1350?Title=Santa-Rosa-police-fire-union-accused-of-campaign-violation   A former Santa Rosa city council candidate claims the union representing police and fire managers may have violated campaign finance laws in the last city council election. Richard Meechan, a local attorney who dropped out of … Continue reading

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Petaluma police arrest San Rafael police officer

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110105/ARTICLES/110109800?tc=ar   Petaluma police arrested an off-duty San Rafael police officer on New Year’s Eve, suspecting he threatened a man with a gun outside of a downtown restaurant. Veteran officer Mike Augustus, 43, of Petaluma was booked into … Continue reading

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Cops Flex Electoral Muscle

originally published at: www.pressdemocrat.com Officers union big spender in Rohnert Park race By JEREMY HAY THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 4:03 a.m. The Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers Association is spending heavily to push its favored … Continue reading

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Cops Commit Vote Fraud

Law enforcement officers discovered with faulty addresses on voter logs By SAM SCOTT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 5:48 p.m. Sonoma County election officials suspended voter registrations of a half-dozen local law enforcement employees this week … Continue reading

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Cops and Business Groups Run at Santa Rosa City Council

originally published at: www.pressdemocrat.com Police, firefighters and business groups put up $40,000 to oppose Gorin, Jacobi By Kevin McCallum THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. A coalition of groups angry about the direction of Santa … Continue reading

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