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City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

Michael Mcclurg

March 23, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

A tentative agreement between the city and the Chico Police Officers Association aims to increase police pay, lower crime and increase long-term savings. The Chico Police Department currently ranks 12th among 15 local cities for police pay, according to a city report. The new union contract w...

Chico police struggle with officer shortage

Chico police struggle with officer shortage

Enrique Raymundo

December 16, 2014


Filed under News

Chico police are in dire straits with staff levels below what the department and city need to serve the community, police sources said.Low general staff has many negative effects on police work, said Ford Porter, Chico police captain. Porter is in charge of the operations division, the branch of th...

Rioting for no reason

Rioting for no reason

Julianna Eveland

April 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Partygoers from around California flocked to Santa Barbara two weekends ago for Deltopia, Santa Barbara's most epic party of the year. A weekend meant for the beach and part-hopping, Deltopia turned into a foggy nightmare of tear gas and SWAT teams.The chaos began when someone hit a UC Santa Barbara polic...

Contemplating the correlation between lax police, leisurely drinking

Julianna Eveland

February 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College: The open gate to the world of parties and drinking. The emerging freedom from sheltered wings of the family home. The only thing that could get in the way of that freedom is the police, right?The weekday parties, crazy “ragers” and the police's lax attitude toward it all surprised me when I fi...

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Nicholas Carr

February 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 14Chico Police Department:Friday, 9:06 a.m.: Firearm found on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. "Reporting party (at Chico Police station), will be outside on benches. States he found a gun about a block from this intersection. States it's some sort of automatic handgun. States the clip was loose a li...

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