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East Palo Alto gets two new police captains

Original post made on Apr 20, 2008

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis announced Thursday the appointment of two new police captains in the department. Carl Estelle, 46, and John Chalmers, 50, will both officially start their positions on Monday, according to the department.

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Posted by Disgusted!
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 20, 2008 at 12:15 am

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Posted by Muni Watch Dog
a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2008 at 11:29 am

Davis has shown, as was former chief Burny Matthews from Oakland, he is not above bending and ignoring civil service practice to build a dynasty to suit himself. Put the community's needs above their own? Doubtful. Estelle didn't apply to work in EPA. He was on loan.

Davis is a hot-tempered brat who manages from textbooks instead of his head. He won't be able to sit down before too long with all those noses planted in his rear-end. Get used to it, East Paly. No other jurisdiction wants him.


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Posted by Guesswho
a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm

I worked with John Chalmers and can attest that it is a sad day for the City of East Palo Alto when this moron is promoted to captain. Chalmers shouldn't even be in law enforcement. Why isn't it mentioned that he worked for Mt. View PD and was fired. Chalmers told me why and it is similar to what he was in trouble for at East Palo Alto. Unfortunately for the residents of East Palo Alto half of the the police department personnel are worst than the criminals.


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Posted by Don Kazak
Palo Alto Weekly columnist
on Apr 22, 2008 at 2:34 pm

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Police Chief Davis said he can't comment on personnel issues. But he noted that Chalmers has been with the department for 18 years and recently completed studies for a master's degree. "I gave everyone a fair shot," Davis said. "They have to step up and do the job."


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Posted by Supporter in a city near you
a resident of another community
on May 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Stop hating on John Chalmers. He has paid his dues and I know him to be nothing less than an outstanding individual of high moral character. If he did make a mistake, it has not been proven or verified in a court of law. In addition, since I have known him he has shown nothing less than character and has helped me whenever he could. Everybody makes mistakes but the question is can you learn from them. I think he has so all of you that don't like JC for one reason or another can jog on


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Posted by supporter of guesswho
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on May 8, 2008 at 10:42 pm

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Posted by Incognito
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 11, 2008 at 12:15 am

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Posted by Margaret Fex
a resident of another community
on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

I would like to contact John "JC" Chalmers. He's an old friend of mine. Does anyone know where or how he can be reached? Thanks very much.

Maggie The Nurse


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