Another Cadet Funded to Attend Academy

Ukiah, CA – January 12, 2016: Cesar Mendoza of Ukiah started classes today at Santa Rosa Junior College police academy.  At the Foundation’s December 17 meeting, the Board received Cesar’s request with a personal interview and a strong endorsement from Chief Dewey. Financial support was unanimously approved, in expectation that he will graduate from the one-year program and join the Ukiah Police Department. Cesar is a well-known local athlete who is fluent in
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Foundation Awards Grant to Fort Bragg K9 Program

Ukiah, CA – December 17, 2015: At its regular meeting, the Mendocino Public Safety Foundation considered a grant request from the Fort Bragg Police Department to restart its K9 program, which had expired with the retirement of the only officer who had handled their canine (K9) and run the program. After a presentation by Chief Fabian Lizarraga and Lieutenant Charles Gilchrist, the Foundation board unanimously approved a grant of $11,500 to
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Our Newest Academy Graduate Swears In

Ukiah, CA – December 5, 2015: Damien Angel took the oath at the Sheriff’s training center in a group swearing-in ceremony, after graduating from the extended Police Academy program. The Foundation paid for the final two months of his year-long program, enabling him to complete the training.         Sheriff Tom Allman stood by as badges were pinned to the newly sworn officers.   Photos by Sherry Glavich

Another Foundation Scholarship Graduate

Ryan Kelly of Ukiah graduated from Police Academy in September, at the Santa Rosa campus. Sheriff Tom Allman and Foundation board member Roger Foote attended the ceremony. Ryan started the training course in May, with a loan of $6,800 from the Mendocino Public Safety Foundation for tuition and expenses. He looks forward to work as a sheriff’s deputy here. Under the scholarship program guidelines, the loan is to be forgiven after three
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Foundation launches Facebook page

Our new Facebook page went live on May 11, 2015. Visit us for the latest Mendocino Public Safety Foundation news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMendocino Thanks to all who “like” us so far!

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 Officer 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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