Thank you for your support

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The Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue, and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you t...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to f...
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Local Election Outcome

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The Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association would like to congratulate Lisa Middleton and Christy Holstege on their recent victory. Thank you to all the citizens and businesses who supported our endorsements and Measure D. We look forward to a bright future of the great city of Palm Springs.
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Prayers for Las Vegas

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The men and women of the Palm Springs Police Association send their thoughts and prayers to all involved in last night's tragedy in Las Vegas. Thank you to the first responders and medical staff who have worked through the night to save lives. We are so thankful for the good people who are willing to put their lives on the line for strangers. A GoFund me page has been created to assist the victims of this tragedy. https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund
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9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week Honored 135 Fallen

In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job. This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friend...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Palm Springs Local Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Palm Springs POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here...
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Running From the Law For A Good Cause

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Join us in Palm Springs for a family friendly 5K Run/Walk on Feb. 25, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. honoring Palm Springs Officers Lesley Zerebny and Gil Vega who were killed in the Line of Duty on 10/08/2016 and ALL the officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom during 2016. This run will benefit the Palm Springs Officers' Memorial Fund. Register at: Runningfromthelaw.racewire.com
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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Honorary T-Shirts Now Available Online

Honorary T-Shirts Now Available Online
These T-shirts are now available for sale online. They are $20 each and come in adult and children's sizes. All proceeds will benefit the families of our fallen heroes, Officer Vega and Officer Zerebny. Please click here to purchase
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Memorial Services for Fallen Police Officer Zerebny and Officer Vega

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Advisory: PRESS RELEASE - Memorial Services for Fallen Police Officer Zerebny and Officer Vega PRESS RELEASE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FALLEN OFFFICERS Memorial Services for Fallen Officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose “Gil” Vega will take place on Tuesday, October 18th, at 11 a.m. The funeral will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center located at 277 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Graveside honors for Officer Jose “Gil” Vega will take place immediately following the memorial ...
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From our friends over at KESQ:

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From our friends over at KESQ: Spread the word.... #GilVega and #LesleyZerebny 's families have your support. The broadcasters of the #CoachellaValley are coming together to help raise money for the families of the #PalmSprings police officers that were killed on Saturday. Join us this Friday at Palm Springs City Hall. Or please make a donation at the website: www.PalmSpringsPOA.com All of the money donated will go to the families of the victims. Spread the word!
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A Toast to Heroes Event - All are Welcome

A Toast to Heroes Event - All are Welcome
We are thankful for our friends, the Inland Valley Emerald Society who are planning “A Toast to Heroes” to pay tribute to Officer Jose “Gil” Vega and Officer Lesley Zerebny. We welcome all to attend Friday, October 14th at 8pm Shamrock’s Pub and Grill 1275 Magnolia Ave, Corona CA 92879   Click to download Flyer
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In Memory of Officers Gil Vega & Lesley Zerebny

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Thank you to ALL of you for the overwhelming amount of love and support from near and far that we have received over the last 48 hours. This has been a tragic event in our PSPD family as you all know. We have now had the opportunity to set up a donation page for Officer Gil Vega and Officer Lesley Zerebny. Please go to our website if you feel led to make a donation. All proceeds will go to both of our fallen officers family. Click here to donate.  If you would like to drop off formula for C...
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Press Release - October 8, 2016

Press Release - October 8, 2016
Today tragedy struck the Palm Springs Police Department as three of our fellow officers were shot in the line of duty. Two of these brave officers lost their lives. Words cannot properly describe the heartbreak and the shock we are all feeling. The Palm Springs Police Officers Association is deeply grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and compassion from the community. We ask that you pray for our fellow wounded officer, the families and loved ones of all these officers, and for the...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our fam...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Palm Springs POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page. If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of our ...
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Campaign aimed to thank police officers

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Dallas Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett is starring in a new Dallas Police Association campaign that aims to thank police officers. The Hall-of-Fame running back is one of several people—famous and non-famous—featured in a 30-second public service announcement for Assist the Officer Foundation, which aids cops and former cops in need, and the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston said he was “incredibly grateful” to have Dorsett’s help. Clic...
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PSPOA President William Hutchinson responds to Brett Kelman's "Pulling the Trigger" tabloid report

A peace officer being put into a position where they must use deadly force is one of the most horrific things that can happen in law enforcement. It is a decision of last resort that most often happens in a matter of seconds and only when an officer fears for their life because of the violent action of a suspect. It is not a decision that is ever made lightly. Officers who have been forced to take a life to protect their own, carry the burden of their action with them the rest of their lives. Fo...
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Federal Judge's Ruling of Death Penalty deals low blow to victim's families


A federal judge last week mistakenly ruled that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.  The ruling was not based on any wrongful convictions or denials of any convicted murders constitutional rights. The decision was solely on the decades long delays that currently exist between the time a criminal is convicted of first degree murder and the time they are executed. Since the United States Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld capital punishment as a sentence for the most cold-blooded...
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Peace Officers' Memorial Day May 15

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On Thursday, May 15, Peace Officers' Memorial Day, the Palm Springs Police Officers Memorial Foundation will remember the 20,267 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in this nation's history. This tribute to American law enforcement is part of the historic crime bill signed into law in 1994. At the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund, the law designates Peace Officers' Memorial Day as one of only two days during which all residents, businesses and gover...
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PSPOA Voter Guide

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Know the Candidates who will make Your Safety their top priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blaming Public Employees is Not the Solution to State's Pension Challenges

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Blaming Public Employees is Not the Solution to State's Pension Challenges By William Hutchinson, President – Palm Springs Police Officers' Association California, police officers and firefighters are being scapegoated for the financial challenges facing some California communities -- so much so that pension "reformers are embracing a proposed ballot measure advanced by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed that would completely eliminate our vested retirement benefit rights and invalidate existing contract...
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Palm Springs Firemen's Association to hold 9/11 Memorial Fundraiser

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Come down to Wangs in the Desert at 424 S Indian Canyon Drive on November 11, 2013 between 5pm and 7pm and enjoy Monday night football, raffles and other prizes. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be on display. Most of all you get to enjoy an evening with your local firefighters.

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PSPOA City Council Endorsements for 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PSPOA PAC Media Relations CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. October 2, 2013 PALM SPRINGS POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES RE-ELECTION OF GINNY FOAT AND CHRIS MILLS PALM SPRINGS, CA --- The Palm Springs Police Officers Association has endorsed the re-election of Ginny Foat and Chris Mills to the City Council. The following is the official statement of William Hutchinson, president of the Palm Springs Police Officers Association: "The Palm Springs Police Officers Associati...
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PORAC PRESS RELEASE: JUDGE’S FRUSTRATION WILL MAKE THE STREETS MORE DANGEROUS

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PORAC Media Advisory For Immediate Release JUDGE'S FRUSTRATION WILL MAKE THE STREETS MORE DANGEROUS PORAC Leadership Assails Decision to Release up to 10,000 Prisoners Sacramento, CA – Ron Cottingham, the President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), representing more than 64,000 public safety members throughout California, angrily denounced the decision of a three judge panel to release nearly 10,000 inmates by the end of the year. The panel's 51 page order was dee...
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Peace Officers' Memorial Day May 15th

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On Wednesday, May 15, Peace Officers' Memorial Day, the Palm Springs Police Department will remember the 19,660 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in this nation's history by lowering its flags. This tribute to American law enforcement is part of the historic crime bill signed into law in 1994. At the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund, the law designates Peace Officers' Memorial Day as one of only two days during which all residents, businesses and ...
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Shelter from the Storm New Beginnings Gala

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Pictured: From left to right- PSPOA President William Hutchinson, Honorable Riverside County Superior Court Judge Victoria Cameron, former Executive Director of Shelter from the Storm Lynn Moriarty and President of the Shelter Dr Douglas Jodoin. The Palm Springs Police Officers' Association hosted the first inaugural New Beginnings Gala to help support the Shelter from the Storm and honored two very important women who have dedicated their lives to help stop domestic violence. The Honorable Rive...
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The PSPOA First Annual Spring Mixer and Membership Drive

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We are pleased to announce our first PSPOA Honorary Member mixer membership drive that is being held at the Palm Springs Hilton Hotel, Wednesday April 10 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us for a fun evening and great time to mix and mingle. Chief of Police Alberto Franz will be present along with many PS Police Officers. We will be giving away an iPad mini, $50.00 gift certificates to Trios Restaurant, Las Casuelas, Ruben and Ozzy's, a 2 night stay at the Hilton Palm Springs with a complimentary 50...
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Patrol Horse Jack set to Retire

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Effective April 30, 2013, the Palm Springs Police Department will be retiring one of the horses assigned to its Mounted Enforcement Unit (MEU). Jack Daniels was the first horse purchased by the Department when the unit was formed in 1995 and is the last remaining horse from the original group. With no actual registration papers, it is estimated that Jack, a dark brown Appendix American Quarter Horse, is approximately 25 years old. His temperament, confidence and curiosity made him the ideal poli...
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Shelter from the Storm Gala

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Join the Palm Springs Police Officers' Association and numerous other public safety organizations in Riverside County as we celebrate Shelter from the Storm's New Beginnings Gala, Saturday May 4, 2013. The work the Shelter from the Storm does in protecting women from violence is simply amazing. As Law Enforcement professionals we know just how critical it is that we have a resouce like Shelter from the Storm so we can help get abused women to a safe environement and start them on a life&nbs...
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Funeral For Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay Is Today In NW San Bernardino

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The funeral service for San Bernardino County sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, slain last week in a final confrontation with fugitive multimurder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, is today in northwest San Bernardino. The service is planned to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway. The procession beforehand, which will include hundreds of law enforcement, fire, and other public safety vehicles, is expected to take more than on...
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Chris Dorner, No Excuses

Since Chris Dorner posted his manifesto of grievances and murdered four people in his quest to “clear his name”, some in the public, including the media have given him an undeserved folk hero status. The thought process seems to be that since the LAPD has a history of racism, the actions he took to make the department “pay” are justified, including the murders of people with no ability to influence or control anything that happened to Dorner. It is a very disturbing look into the mindset and lac...
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In Memory of Riverside Police Departments Officer Michael Crain

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The Palm Springs Police Officers' Association expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Officer Michael Crain of the Riverside Police Department.   God Speed Officer Crain. Officer Michael Crain Biography Born: April 9, 1978 Hire Date: August 24, 2001 - End of Watch: February 7, 2013   Officer Michael Crain was born in Anaheim, California to Stephen and Cindy Crain on April 9, 1978. He was the oldest of three children and had a brother, Jason, and sister, Leslie. He was raised...
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Triple Homicide - Still At Large - WANTED

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The members of the Palm Springs Police Officers' Association send our thoughts and prayers to the injured and fallen officers. Condolences to all involved in theses senseless murders, as well as their loved ones, friends and family. We pray for a speedy recovery for all injured. May the fallen brother of the Riverside Police Department rest in peace and God Speed on the recovery of his partner, who was injured.  Anyone encountering Dorner should consider him "armed and extremely danger...
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PRESS RELEASE - Suspected Residential Burglar Arrested

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On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at approximately 3:12 PM, the Palm Springs Police Department received a report of an in progress residential burglary in the 1600 block of Mel Avenue. The victims reported that they returned to their home to discover a broken sliding glass door and property stacked up near the entrance. They then observed the suspect fleeing the residence without the property and driving away in a vehicle. PSPD Patrol Officers responded to the area and began looking for the suspec...
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UPDATE #2: Officer Involved Shooting; Suspect Captured

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PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at approximately 10:48 PM, a Palm Springs Police Department Patrol Officer was patrolling the 600 block of South Camino Real. The Officer located an unoccupied vehicle parked at a nearby apartment complex parking lot off of South Camino Real. The Officer recognized the suspect vehicle as a vehicle that was reportedly used during an attempted residential burglary in Palm Springs on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The preliminary investigation indicates that P...
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UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting; Suspect Arrested

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On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at approximately 10:48 PM, a Palm Springs Police Department Patrol Officer was patrolling the 600 block of South Camino Real. The Officer located an unoccupied vehicle parked at a nearby apartment complex parking lot  off of South Camino Real. The Officer recognized the suspect vehicle as a vehicle that was reportedly used during an attempted residential burglary in Palm Springs on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The preliminary investigation indicates that Palm Spri...
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Officer Involved Shooting; Suspect At Large

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On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at approximately 10:48 PM, a Palm Springs Police Department Patrol Officer was patrolling the 600 block of South Camino Real. The Officer located an unoccupied vehicle parked at a nearby apartment complex parking lot  off of South Camino Real. The Officer recognized the suspect vehicle as a vehicle that was reportedly used during an attempted residential burglary in Palm Springs on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The preliminary investigation indicates that Palm Spri...
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Holiday Safety Tips

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HOLIDAY CRIME TIPS  During the holidays, we can easily be a target for crime as we become distracted with the stresses and obligations that often accompany holiday preparations. While we want to enjoy the celebration of the season, we also want to be mindful of the safety and security of our property and ourselves. Below is a list of safety tips that can help reduce your chances of becoming a holiday crime statistic.  VACATION HOLIDAYS AWAY FROM HOME:  • Lights and timers - change...
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Homicide Investigation

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On Saturday, December 1, 2012, at approximately 5:36 PM, the Palm Springs Police Department began an unattended death investigation at an apartment in the 300 block of North Sunrise Way. Investigators at the scene determined that the death of the 51 year old male was the result of a homicide. Riverside County Sheriff's Department Coroner's Bureau personnel were notified and responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing and no further information can be released at this time. Anybody with ...
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Search Warrant nets arrests of felons in possession of a firearm, methamphetamine, warrants

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PRESS RELEASE 11-16-12 Search Warrant leads to arrests of several felons, a handgun and methamphetamine PSPD officers had been watching an apartment in the 200 block of S Belardo Rd in Palm Springs over the past couple of weeks after receiving anonymous information that occupants of one of the units had been selling illegal drugs from the location. After conducting surveillance of the location over a period of time, PSPD officers developed enough information to secure a search warrant for a spec...
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Probationer arrested for several felony crimes

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PRESS RELEASE November 15, 2012 Prepared by PSPD On Thursday, November 15, 2012, at approximately 11:14 AM, Palm Springs Police Department patrol officers located a stolen vehicle driving southbound in the 800 block of North Palm Canyon Drive. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the driver, later identified as Suspect-Amaro Yave Gutierrez, pulled over in the 400 block of North Palm Canyon. As officers contacted Gutierrez, he began driving away and a brief, slow speed pursuit ensued for two blo...
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Prowling suspect arrested after violent struggle with police officers

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PRESS RELEASE  November 12, 2012 Courtesy of PSPD  On Sunday, November 11, 2012, at approximately 9:34 PM, the Palm Springs Police Department received a report of a subject hiding and looking into a property in the 200 block of Vereda Norte. Officers arrived at the location and located a subject ( later identified as Suspect- Michael Williams) matching the description, concealing himself by bushes near a driveway to a residence. The officers contacted Williams and attempted to detain h...
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Officer Involved Shooting

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PRESS RELEASE: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING November 10, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prepared by PSPD On Saturday, November 10, 2012, at approximately 1:59 AM, two Palm Springs Police Department Police Officers were on bicycle patrol within the parking structure at 275 South Indian Canyon Drive, following the local bar closures. The preliminary investigation indicates that the officers began to investigate a disturbance involving subjects in two separate vehicles within the parking structure. The of...
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Denny's Fundraiser to support the Palm Springs Police Memorial Foundation

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Denny's located at 1201 N Palm Canyon Drive is helping support the Palm Springs Police Memorial Foundation (PSPMF) by donating a portion of their proceeds on November 8, 2012 between the hours of 4pm and 9pm. The PSPMF was established in 1996 for the purpose of raising funds to support the "Help is on the Way" statute in front of the Palm Springs Police Department and to provide scholarships to Palm Springs High School seniors interested in pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice Field. The PS...
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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800's and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. In order to enjoy this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, we have provided the following safety tips for children and parents: Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours. Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. Children should never eat any treats until they ...
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Law Enforcement Associations hold Press Conference to address concerns about Dr Raul Ruiz' anti-law enforcement comments

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Southern California Law Enforcement Officers Challenge Candidate Raul Ruiz For His Support for Convicted Murderers of Police Officers Palm Springs – Police and other law enforcement officers gathered from the Coachella Valley and across Southern California Monday to challenge 36th Congressional District candidate Raul Ruiz on his support for convicted murderers of police officers. Brought together by the Palm Springs Police Officers' Association, the law enforcement officials questioned why Ruiz...
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Join us and VOTE NO on Prop 36

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The following information is critical and needs your attention......... In 1994 voters overwhelmingly passed the Three Strikes law — a law that increased prison sentences for repeat felons. And it worked! Almost immediately, our state's crime rate plummeted and has remained low, even during the current recession. The reason is pretty simple. The same criminals were committing most of the crime—cycling through our courts and jails—over and over again.In 2004, the ACLU and other opponents of tough...
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Join us and Vote NO on Prop 32

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Proposition 32 is Not What it Seems Special Exemptions for Super PACs, billionaires, and thousands of big businesses... Prop 32 supporters claim the law will limit big campaign spending from all sides.  But the reality is that it would restrict everyday Californians from coming together to have a voice in elections while creating massive special interests for the same groups funding the campaign. Prop 32 exempts thousands of big businesses, which aren't technically "corporations," but ...
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Sgt Melissa Desmarais to receive the ATHENA Award

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Join the PSPOA in congratulating Sgt Melissa Desmarais on her nomination for this year's Palm Springs ATHENA Award. Supporting, Honoring and Developing Women Leaders The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment—qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model®. The Award is unique in both scope---local, national and international---and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Aw...
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Three officers injured in violent confrontation

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On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at approximately 7:02 AM, the Palm Springs Police Department received a call of a male suspect possibly under the influence of a controlled substance climbing a tree in the 500 block of South Sunrise Way. The suspect reportedly then began running in and out of traffic lanes on Sunrise Way. PSPD began receiving multiple calls from additional citizens reporting that the suspect was running northbound on Sunrise Way and several cars were swerving and honking to avoid ru...
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Palm Springs Police Memorial Foundation 15th Annual Golf Tournament

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The 15th Annual Palm Springs Police Memorial Foundation(PSPMF) Golf Tournament is being held Friday December 7th, 2012 at the Indian Canyon Golf Resort located at 1100 E Murray Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.  The PSPMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created in 1996 to assist police officers who have been critically injured in the line of duty and to assist the families of police officers killed in action.   The Foundation also provides scholarships to the children of Pa...
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New PSPOA Website Goes Live

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On 09/22/2012, the Palm Springs Police Officers' Association's new website went live at http://palmspringspoa.com .  This posting is a test of the auto publishing feature of the website!
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Internet and Website Safety

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.  Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: -Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. ...
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In Memory of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom

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The Palm Springs Police Officers' Association expresses it's deepest condolences to the family of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.  Officer Youngstrom was a 7 year veteran of the California Highway Patrol assigned to the Contra Costa area.  He was a married father of four children. On September 4th, Officer Youngstrom was shot in the head during a traffic stop by a motorist, Christopher Boon Lacy.  Officer Youngstrom's patrol partner was able to shoot and kill Lacy. Officer Youngstrom w...
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Crime Prevention

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Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not visible from the outside...
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