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We are happy to report that Sgt. Sid DeJesus of the Vallejo Police Department, who is the department’s liaison to the Ad Hoc Citizens Public Safety Advisory Committee, will be providing us with copies of this bi-weekly reports to the committee, which outline the various ways the police are adapting their methods to respond to […]


Ad-Hoc Citizen’s Public Safety Advisory Commitee

OVERVIEW OF THE VALLEJO AD-HOC CITIZEN’S  PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE By Paula McConnell   On December 20, 2011 the Vallejo City Council established the first ever Ad-Hoc Citizen’s Public Safety Advisory Committee. The original city resolution (12-050 N.C.) establishes the purpose and responsibilities of the committee: a.) Receive referrals and make recommendations to the City […]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Vallejo Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) BY Eric Strom, VFD   Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as the number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing the kinds […]


Politics and a Police Officer’s Death

by David Corbett For part of today, I will be away from my desk, attending the memorial service for Officer Jim Capoot (pronounced Ka Poo), who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, November 17th, in my hometown, Vallejo, California. As council member Stephanie Gomes said in her comments at an earlier memorial […]

In Memory of Officer Jim Capoot

                    An irreplaceable father, citizen, coach and police officer was gunned down by a fleeing suspect in a bank robbery in Vallejo on Thursday afternoon, November 17, 2011. A 19-year veteran of Vallejo PD and an ex-marine, Officer Capoot and his wife had taken in the […]