National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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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,...
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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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El Dorado County 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 DSA of El Dorado County community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate B...
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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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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. announces we are expanding their Southern California Presence

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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. is pleased to announce that Howard A. Liberman has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, as the Los Angeles Office Managing Attorney. Howard has been practicing law since 1992 and began his legal career in the United States Navy as a member of the Judge advocate General’s Corps.  He served on active duty for five years as a defense attorney, prosecutor and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate to the two-star admiral.  Howard affiliated with the Navy Reser...
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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 families ...
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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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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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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 Deputy Sheriffs' Association of El Dorado County. 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 yo...
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No-Knock Warrants At Risk

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There's nothing as dangerous in police work as the no-knock warrant, which allows law enforcement officers to enter a property without warning. But despite the fact that such operations have gotten a lot of cops—and others—killed, many say the practice is still law enforcement's best chance at catching bad guys and secure evidence to be used at trial. Because of the controversies surrounding no-knock warrants, some lawmakers—including Georgia State Sen. Vincent Fort—are looking to scale back or ...
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Police agencies struggle to hire

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  Law enforcement agencies throughout the region are having a difficult time placing qualified applicants in open positions within their departments. The problem, they say, is not with the number of applications being received, but rather with the individuals applying. Despite an already high fail rate associated with the difficult background check process, officials are seeing an increase in disqualifications for a wide range of positions. Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn said he has had ...
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San Jose: Man commits suicide after high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies

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A man committed suicide after leading police on a high-speed chase on northbound Highway 101 and striking another car Monday night, authorities said. The driver of the other car was not seriously injured. Santa Clara Sheriff's deputies were first notified by the man's son that something was wrong when the son approached officers near the massive Curie Drive fire around 3:30 p.m., said Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup. The son told deputies his father had left a suicide note and...
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REACH OUT. BE A PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY. BECOME A S.T.A.R (SHERIFF’S TEAM OF ACTIVE RETIREES)

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The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department would like to invite you to apply for the upcoming S.T.A.R. Academy being held September 8th – 19th, 2014.  The Academy training hours are Monday – Friday from 8 am – 12 noon, with accompanying afternoon driver proficiency training and law enforcement support visitations. The Academy will conclude with a formal uniformed graduation on Friday evening, September 19th.   S.T.A.R.s are the “eyes and ears” of the department. They patrol the highways...
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Wildfire Safety Expo in Tahoe

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Local agencies are coming together and hosting a Wildfire Safety Expo on Saturday, June 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at the “Y” where Highways 50 and 89 intersect. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The threat of wildfire is extremely high this fire season due to record drought conditions in the west. Local agencies are coming together and hosting a Wildfire Safety Expo on Saturday, June 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at the “Y” where Highways 50 and 89 in...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Internet and Website Safety Tips: 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 ad...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: 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...
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