Half Moon Bay police revamp proposal made

By Curtis Driscoll, San Mateo Daily Journal, June 3, 2021

"Half Moon Bay councilmembers Joaquin Jimenez and Harvey Rarback have authored a report proposing a new police chief and Public Safety Department in Half Moon Bay to improve police services."

"The policy paper on reform is called the Jimenez-Rarback Report on Policing and Public Safety In Half Moon Bay and was published May 28. It offers policy suggestions to policing and public safety improvements, which both argue is needed soon. The most significant proposal is appointing a chief of police who would serve as director of a new Department of Public Safety. The department and chief would be responsible for Half Moon Bay public safety outside of fire and EMS roles and is considered a positive change in public safety for the community."

“One of the reasons we are asking for a chief of police in Half Moon Bay is to be able to address the needs of the community,” Jimenez said at the June 1 City Council meeting. "Half Moon Bay is on the news for two big things, Yanira Serrano and Sandra Harmon. We don’t want any more of that. We need to address this as soon as possible.” ... The report advocated for structural change that would help ensure justice equity for all of Half Moon Bay and will now be discussed at the June 15 City Council meeting.

Read more at the San Mateo Daily Journal website

Click here to read the Jimenez-Rarback Report on Policing and Public Safety in Half Moon Bay

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