More police, fire & professional staff

We are grateful for the community's support of Proposition 1, the public safety levy. 

The City has hired six new firefighters who will graduate from the fire academy by mid-2019. 

Hiring police officers is a long process that can take up to 18 months. The City has begun actively recruiting candidates and has these goals:

  • hiring at least five officers this year
  • making the Navigator mental health professional program permanent, and
  • recruiting for the other public safety professionals.

City Manager Jennifer Phillips is developing a detailed implementation plan that will include accounting of both levy and bond funds and will present it to City Council in February.

Police officer and boy jumping off school bus
Medic and man in aid car