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Chula Vista Police Foundation Newsletter, August 2017



Chula Vista Police Foundation Newsletter-July 2017 in Review
This Newsletter is a monthly publication to review the police/community events over the last month, highlight the good work of the Police Foundation, and focus on some of those who benefit from the Foundation's efforts.
 
Learn about the Chula Vista Police Foundation here.

 
Chula Vista PD Goes "Live" with New Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD)
 
Dispatcher Angie Rivera works on the new CAD system the morning it goes "live" 

A New CAD for the New Millennium
 
The Chula Vista Police Department reached a major milestone by replacing its aging Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. The CAD system is a critical component that serves as the lynchpin of the 911 emergency service framework, police field operations, and maintaining the safety of the entire community. "CAD is the virtual and technical heart of all police department operations, especially pertaining to emergency service delivery," said Captain Vern Sallee.
 
The previous CAD system had been in operation for nearly 20 years. "The CAD system is how we get officers to wherever they're needed," said Lieutenant Phil Collum, manager for the police department's 911 Communications Center. "But technology has changed in the past 20 years. We were in need of an upgrade for dispatchers and for officers in the field, so that we could better serve our community."
 
After an exhaustive search the police department partnered with Motorola Solutions, Inc., a global leader in public safety technologies and communications. PremierOne CAD is Motorola's flagship CAD product. It is a top-tier system used by agencies both large and small around the world.
 
After nearly 2 years of research and development, the police department began using the new CAD at 3:00 am on July 18, 2017. The $1.4M system included a host of technological advancements, including:
 
  • GPS positioning of patrol personnel, helping enhance safety and assuring the closest units are dispatched to emergency calls;
  • Turn-by-turn navigation showing officers the quickest route to a call;
  • Enhanced situational awareness through the use of detailed mapping, GPS technologies, and real-time remote monitoring;
  • Tighter integration with existing systems for enhanced analytics;
  • A modern platform capable of interfacing with portable technologies such as tablets and smartphones;
  • Improved capabilities on each officer's Mobile Data Computer (MDC) and, soon, smartphones in their pockets; and
  • Future-proof upgrades through a 10-year maintenance and support agreement.
 
Lt. Phil Collum, Kirby Beyer, and members of the Motorola Solutions Team are on site during the "go live" to ensure the system launches without a hitch 

Captain Vern Sallee and Robert Howard discuss the new CAD launch
Several key department employees were instrumental in the implementation of the new system, including Captain Vern Sallee, Lieutenant Phil Collum, Technology Manager Eric Wood, Technology Specialist Robert Howard, Dispatch Supervisors David Willson and Carla Even, Dispatchers Kristen Pattie and Angie Rivera, Sergeant Jeff Hobson, Agent Glenn Stark, and Officers Jimmy Faddis and Dustin Bruzee. The department also worked closely with Consultant Kirby Beyer who oversaw the implementation, and with Project Manager Fred Costello of Motorola Solutions.
 
Technology Manager Eric Wood works with Dispatcher Marlene Bragg to trouble shoot one of the many inevitable challenges with a new system
 
"Thanks to the immense effort and support of these people," said Collum, "PremierOne CAD is poised to meet the department's current and future needs. It will serve our community for many years to come."
 

Shoe and Sock Drive Coming Soon and You Can Help!
CVPD SRO's help kids pick out shoes at Payless  


 
Shoe and Sock Drive 2017
September 16, 2017
 
The Chula Vista Police Department is assisting local students by conducting their seventh annual School Resource Officer Non-Profit Shoes and Socks Give-Away.   This event was a tremendous success last year, serving over 200 kids, thanks to the generous contributions from the Chula Vista community and the Chula Vista Police Foundation.
School Resource Officers are working closely with school principals, school nurses, and South Bay Community Services counselors to identify boys and girls under 18 years of age who live, go to school, or attend counseling services in Chula Vista.
 
 To help provide footwear to these children, please send your monetary donation to the Chula Vista Police Department, ATTN: Officer Caceres, SRO Unit, 315 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Checks should be made payable to "Chula Vista Police Foundation;" please include "SRO Shoe and Sock event" on the memo section.  The Chula Vista Police Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Former Chief Bejarano and friends after a successful event
  
SRO Roy Vicente poses with a happy participant at the 2015 event
 
The Chula Vista Police Foundation is a great way to get involved in this year's Shoe and Sock Drive.  Learn how you can help here.

New Department Employees in July
 

City Clerk Kerry Bigelow swears in new officers Kevin McLean and Henry Ingram

 

CVPD welcomes a Police Dispatcher and 2 new Police Officers
Captain Lon Turner led the swearing in and welcoming ceremony for three new Police Department employees during the July 21st event.   
Police Dispatcher Kathy Attia is welcomed by Captain Lon Turner at the July 21st Ceremony
  
The Chula Vista Police Foundation is one way the community can give back to those who serve.  Learn how you can help  here.
  
2017 San Diego Pride Parade
The Chula Vista Police Department participated in the annual Pride Parade again this year.  The event is characterized by enthusiasm, inclusiveness, and community.  The crowds were huge and the support for law enforcement was overwhelming and inspiring! 

Members of the Chula Vista Police Department gathered for a group photo at the starting line of the 2017 San Diego Pride Parade. Chula Vista PD was one of several law enforcement agencies to march in the annual event 

Large crowds cheered enthusiastically as employees waved flags and passed out bracelets.  The crowd could be heard yelling "thank you" to officers, volunteers and professional employees. 
 

Traffic Agent Fred Rowbotham led the line of Chula Vista Police vehicles in the parade.  The CV group passed out over 1000 rainbow bracelets in the first few blocks of the long parade route through downtown San Diego
                                                


Two Long-Time Employees Retire
 
Sgt. Kelly Harris
retires from CVPD after 28 years
Sgt. Kelly Harris
Congratulations Kelly and Family!
Kelly Harris began his career with the
City of Chula Vista Police Department as a
Peace Officer on December 2, 1989, promoted to Police Agent on January 30, 1998, and promoted to Police Sergeant on September 7, 2001.
 
Sergeant Harris came to the Chula Vista Police Department from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office where he served as a Patrol Deputy.
 
During his years at Chula Vista PD he held assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard, Patrol Agent, Traffic Officer, K-9 Officer, SRO Agent and Sergeant, Property Crimes Sergeant and Patrol Sergeant.

Kelly, thank you for your many years of dedicated service!

Sgt. Harris goes "EOS" (end of shift) on the radio for the last time in the Walk Out Ceremony, an honor reserved for those who have served 25 years or more
 
Sgt. Harris and his family walk through a line of officers and co-workers as they receive the final salute to a great career
Mayor Mary Casillas Salas presents a City Proclamation to Sgt. Harris for his years of dedicated and distinguished service to Chula Vista
  
Agent Brent Glover Retires after 23 years
 Congratulations Brent and Family!
City Councilmember Stephen Padilla presents the Proclamation to Brent Glover
CITY PROCLAMATION
COMMENDING AGENT BRENT GLOVER
UPON 23 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE
 
WHEREAS, Brent Glover began his career with the City of Chula Vista Police Department as a Police Officer on August 12, 1994, promoted to Agent on July 28, 2000, and
 
WHEREAS, during his twenty-three years of service, Brent held numerous assignments including; Patrol Officer, Patrol Agent, Crimes of Violence Detective, and Family Protection Detective, and
 
WHEREAS, Brent spent a total of 10 years as a Detective in the Family Protection Unit. In 2001 Brent investigated a child molest involving a 5-year old girl and an adult male tutor. The tutor was sentenced to 105 years in prison. In 2015 Brent investigated a domestic violence homicide where the suspect assaulted his ex-wife by hitting her in the head several times with a brick. The husband was sentenced to life in prison.
 
WHEREAS, Brent has been invested in the department's future holding the following collateral duties; Field Training Officer and Computer Voice Stress Analyst, and
 
WHEREAS, Brent's career has been recognized with numerous commendations and letters of appreciation from elected officials, law enforcement agencies, department heads, residents, business owners, supervisors, and peers, to include an Exceptional Service Award, and
 
WHEREAS, Brent received the Life Saving Award after responding to a radio call of an individual not breathing. Brent and two other officers responded and performed CPR. The individual was transported to the hospital with a pulse and survived his injuries, and
 
WHEREAS, Agent Brent Glover will retire from the Department on August 17, 2017:
 
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARY CASILLAS SALAS40th Mayor of the City of Chula Vista, California, do hereby commend AGENT BRENT GLOVER on 23 years of dedicated service to the City of Chula Vista and express this City's deep appreciation for his outstanding performance of duty.

Brent poses with other members of the Family Protection Unit.  Brent's last assignment was as an FPU Detective

 

Brent credits his success to the strength and support of his family
 
The Chula Vista Police Foundation supports those who serve the community.  Learn how you can help here.
Contact

ASM Jonathan Alegre: jalegre@chulavistapd.org

Captain Vern Sallee; vsallee@chulavistapd.org

 Captain Fritz Reber: freber@chulavistapd.org

315 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91901
(619) 691-5230 or 691-5218

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