February’s Successful Annual Event

Ukiah, CA – March 2015: Last month’s annual barbecue with Sheriff Allman, deputies and canines was well attended, with twice the expected turnout. Held at Barra Event Center in Redwood Valley on February 8, about 70 Foundation members and friends gathered in a convivial setting. Sheriff’s deputies gave a dog demonstration, with a Malinois and Red the bloodhound showing off their K-9 officer skills and training. The dogs are essential
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Foundation Annual Meeting and Sheriff’s Event Feb. 8, 2015

Ukiah, CA – January 2015: The Mendocino Public Safety Foundation released its Annual Report in time for the annual membership meeting, Sunday, February 8, from 1 – 3 p.m. at Barra Event Center, 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley. Please join us and Sheriff Tom Allman for lunch and meet the sheriff’s K-9 and bloodhound crew. We will discuss our program of recruiting and financially supporting local candidates for police
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A New Policer Office Funded by Foundation

Willits, CA – July 7, 2014: Cody Mason was sworn in today as a Willits police officer by Deputy City Clerk Cathy Sanders with Police Chief Gerry Gonzalez looking on. Cody Mason attended Santa Rosa police academy this year with his tuition and expenses paid by a loan from the Mendocino Public Safety Foundation, which will forgive the loan after Cody completes 3 years’ service with Willits or another Mendocino
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Foundation Gives Loans to Local Men to Attend Police Academy – Loans will be forgiven after 3 years’ service here as police or deputies

Ukiah, CA – Nov. 14, 2013: The Mendocino Public Safety Foundation has made the first loans in its new program to help local candidates attend police academy. The $7,000 “scholarship/loans” cover tuition, uniform, equipment and expenses and will be forgiven in full if the candidate works for at least three years as a police officer or sheriff’s deputy in Mendocino County. Cody Mason and Diego Sanchez, both of Willits, are
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Mendocino Public Safety Foundation Funds Scholarships for Local Peace Officer Candidates

Ukiah, CA – July 25, 2013: A new scholarship program is now launched by the Mendocino Public Safety Foundation to recruit local candidates for peace officer training, followed by employment and retention in the Mendocino County Sheriff’s and three City Police departments work force. The program will fund peace officer or correctional officer academy costs for nominees of the sheriff or police chiefs, as a loan that will be forgiven
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Locks Project

Ukiah, CA – February 13, 2013: This project will be funded by Ukiah Police Department and Ukiah Unified School District. The school board voted to use $30,000 in Lottery funds, asset forfeit funds provided by Chief Dewey, and Measure H funds. The Mendocino Public Safety Foundation is pleased to see this project go forward and thanks everyone involved for responding to this public safety need in our community. UDJ news
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“Emotional Survival” training a big success

Ukiah, CA – Jan. 18, 2013: MPSF was awarded a grant from Motorola to bring this training to Mendocino County. Ukiah Policy Chief Dewey reports: “The Ukiah Police Department was able to facilitate an essential training with the cooperation of the Mendocino Public Safety Foundation for the public safety professionals and their significant others in our area. The training was designed by Dr. Kevin Gilmartin for the wellbeing of our
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Giving law enforcement the tools of the trade

Fort Bragg, CA – Oct. 9, 2012: The hunt for fugitive Aaron Bassler last year was handicapped because no local police agency had a tracking dog that could follow a scent in the woods. But that deficiency has been cured, thanks to charitable donations by hundreds of Mendocino County citizens. The sheriff’s new bloodhound “Red” will meet the public on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. at Noyo Harbor barbeque
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“AVATAR” Robot, new bloodhound and K-9 dogs will be highlights of second Public Safety Appreciation Barbecue Oct. 20

Fort Bragg, CA – Sept. 16, 2012: Some of the tools that help protect peace officers in their dangerous jobs will be on display at the first Public Safety Appreciation barbecue on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. at the Noyo Harbor picnic area, rain or shine. Sheriff Tom Allman will greet the public and a full barbecue lunch will be prepared by Ukiah police and fire cadets. The event is
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“AVATAR” Robot, new bloodhound and K-9 dogs will be highlights of the first Public Safety Appreciation Barbecue Oct. 7

Ukiah, CA – Sept. 16, 2012: Some of the tools that help protect peace officers in their dangerous jobs will be on display at the first Public Safety Appreciation barbecue on Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m. at the Barra Winery, 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley. Sheriff Tom Allman will greet the public and a full barbecue lunch will be prepared by Ukiah police and fire cadets. The event
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