Consultant to present findings on ‘City Police’

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The law-enforcement consultant that the City Council hired at the March 4 meeting to review current and past contracts for Canyon Lake’s police services and to prepare reports for planning, organizing and staffing a potential City police department will be giving a public presentation of his findings on Wednesday, April 22, and Tuesday morning, May 5, in the City Council Chamber. All residents are invited to attend. There will be a time for questions and answers.

The April 22 meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.; the May 5 meeting will be held after the Public Safety Committee meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends between 10 and 10:30.

Tom Hicks is a retired police chief and former federal agent with a B.A. degree in Public Sector Management along with extensive Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) education and credentials. He is an active member of the California Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates and the Retired Peace Officers Research Association of California. His consulting firm consists of three retired police chiefs and other law enforcement specialists.

An ad-hoc committee helping Mr. Hicks with his research is made up of Council Members Dawn Haggerty and Tim Brown, POA President Dave Eilers, POA Manager Chris Mitchell, Acting City Manager Ariel Hall and Emilio Perez.

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