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All Sacramento Officers Must Work Street

April 22, 2014  | 

The Sacramento Police Department’s new crime-fighting plan is putting everyone out on the streets, including the chief.

The new all-hands-on-deck policy just started because of the need for more officers on the streets, CBS 13 reports.

Sacramento Police Department spokesman Doug Morse says this is something they have never attempted before.

“It’s a very exciting time for the Sacramento Police Department,” said Morse.

For the first time everyone in the department will put on a uniform and work patrol.


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Mark Holden @ 4/22/2014 5:28 PM

This is something that should be happening in every department. Too many times have I heard officers complain about administrators not having a clue as to what they are dealing with. I cannot understand why administrators and investigators do not work pull shifts every now and then. This practice keeps everyone fresh as to where they came from and allows the community to see everyone on the department shares a roll in patrol. Excellent decision by the City of Sacramento and the PD!!!
Best of luck. Stay safe,
Mark (Retired)

Capt. Crunch @ 4/22/2014 10:36 PM

Good idea I hope they work all 3 shifts.

TheRookie @ 4/23/2014 12:49 AM

Excellent idea Chief Somers took upon. It allows the Admin & Staff to reflect on once again what it's like out there. Hope they rotate shifts to understand the stress they once had. Now if only the City Council/Commissioners & Mayor would ride along for just one 40 hr. week, too.

Prairie Cop @ 4/23/2014 6:23 AM

I know this is not going to be popular with patrol(and I worked it longer than most) but with all the paper put upon agencies administration by the state and Feds this is either a publicity stunt or a terrible idea doomed to quick failure. Leaning out the admin is a good idea but believe me, someone has to push the paper.

KevCopAz @ 4/23/2014 7:24 AM

I agree with some of what everyone has said, in theory good thing when the "staff' and detectives recall what the front line is like, but this won't last it is just publicity. The Detectives still need to detect and the administrators still need to administrate, thats the nature of the beast. Perhaps they may need less of both detectives and administrators but obviously they need more street cops! I for one as Chief would close down ANY and ALL non enforcement or investigation and necessary support units like PR/Community relations, block watch,school resource etc etc until my street officers were fully staffed. This is the only way the politicians and public will hire more officers, by taking away the "fluff" they so love.

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