An Important Public Safety Message

Please read this important message from the police officers of Costa Mesa. There is a solution. Public safety is my highest priority and the first plank in our platform. Remember in November.

Dramatic Reduction in Force, Rising Crime Rate and Overworked Staff Puts Local Cops and their Public in a Vulnerable Position

COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Dallas attacks, the ambush and murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and other killings and shootings of officers in Kansas, and Wisconsin has led police departments throughout the nation to consider and/or their safety procedures. Some departments are double-staffing patrol cars and foot patrols, while others are increasing their communication with local, state, and federal law-enforcement partners, or instructing officers to take their meals and personal breaks in pairs.

The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) is still operating with far less officers (103) to keep watch over Costa Mesa’s 112,000 residents than the budget-approved level of 136.

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