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East Palo Alto chooses new interim police chief

Original post made on Jan 16, 2014

A former San Bruno police chief who has assisted numerous Peninsula cities while they searched for new chiefs will step into the interim-chief role in East Palo Alto, City Manager Magda González announced today.

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Posted by John
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Thank god EPA has a real Police Chief now! Maybe it's time for Fred Rocha to go back to Oakland PD since it's obvious he's not totally disabled. Yes, Freddy has a disability retirement from Oakland. If he can work in EPA, he should be able to go back to work in Oakland. What to you say Freddy???


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Posted by Occam's Razor
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:29 am

John:
I agree 100%. This interim Chief looks good. Hope the final selection is just as equal. A greater hope is that the Oakland interim Chief and the former chief ARE NOT part of the selection process.
Our former chief was a glad hander and a political sharpie. Good words, nice meetings, good sounding projects, etc. But a terrible personnel manager.
We need an individual who can be part of the community - not an individual that has such a high opinion of themselves that they will never connect.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:23 am

Hmmm is a registered user.

Excuse my cynicism, but I'm not holding my breath for this, as wonderful as it would be: "We need an individual who can be part of the community - not an individual that has such a high opinion of themselves that they will never connect."


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Posted by Get Real
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm

EPA needs someone ruthless who can clean house, not someone who is part of the community. [Portion removed.]


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Posted by Tired of the BS
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Tired of the BS is a registered user.

I've talked to some members of the police department, they all seemed to like Rocha. Told me he was really helping to get things done and get rid of those who don't ...


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