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April 14, 2016

Community Update by George Crum
Police Chief

Strategic Planning is the foundation for the future of any organization. For the Cathedral City Police Department, our Strategic Plan not only serves as the foundation for how we will provide police services in the future but also serves as the department’s vision for accomplishing needed change. The way in which we deliver services is founded in our belief in partnering with the community. The critical aspects of Community Oriented Policing are problem solving, service delivery and working with stakeholders in the community.

I am very proud of the men and women of the Cathedral City Police Department and what we have been able to accomplish as well as what we will focus on in the coming years. I am pleased to announce the Cathedral City Police Department’s five year strategic plan is now available on our website and will be formally approved by City Council on April 27. Our strategic plan represents collaboration among Police Department personnel and community members from the Chief’s Advisory Council.

This Strategic Plan is a dynamic document that is in a state of constant review and updating. As one goal is achieved, a new challenge will become apparent and that challenge will become the next objective. This Strategic Plan includes a timeline and details the strategies utilized to accomplish the objectives. It is the responsibility of each employee in the Police Department to coordinate efforts and resources to complete the objectives. The implementation year indicates the year in which the strategy should be completed, not when efforts towards accomplishing the strategy should commence.

The Police Department’s strategic plan incorporates nine goals we will strive to accomplish over the next five years. The nine goals are as follows:

• Prevent and Suppress Crime

• Maintain Adequate Staffing Ratios

• Maintain Priority One Response Times within Seven Minutes

• Maintain and Enhance Partnerships with the Community

• Participate with Multi-Agency Task Forces

• Enhance Police Department Technology

• Maintain Fiscal Efficiency

• On-Going Department Review of Practices and Policies

• Addressing Emerging Policing Trends in Our Community

Finally, the goals of this strategic plan not only include the work of sworn police officers, but just as importantly, the work of civilian employees and community volunteers. The development of this Strategic Plan was difficult work. Many of the goals and strategies address issues that are very complex and have existed in our community for many years. The people that have contributed to this Strategic Plan deserve a tremendous amount of credit and recognition. They are truly working to make the City of Cathedral City a safe place to live, work and visit. 

Police Department 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan

Police Department 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan

This Strategic Plan is a dynamic document that is in a state of constant review and updating. As one goal is achieved, a new challenge will become apparent and that challenge will become the next objective. This Strategic Plan includes a timeline and details the strategies utilized to accomplish the objectives. It is the responsibility of each employee in the Police Department to coordinate efforts and resources to complete the objectives.

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Cathedral City Fire Department 2015 Annual Report

Cathedral City Fire Department 2015 Annual Report

If you are asking yourself how the Cathedral City Fire Department did last year, the 2015 Annual Report is now available.

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Upcoming Events

Walking For Water ~ 6K Walk Global Youth Service Day - Saturday, April 16th

Walking For Water ~ 6K Walk Global Youth Service Day - Saturday, April 16th

Walking for Water is a fundraising and awareness event where kids and adults walk 6 kilometers, carrying 6 liters of water in a backpack. That’s just under 4 miles, and is the average distance that women and girls in developing countries must walk every day, typically carrying 20 liters (5.2 gallons) of water. By participating in the Walking for Water …

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Cuisine & Art Tuesdays

Cuisine & Art Tuesdays

Back by popular demand and Sponsored by:          Cuisine & Art Tuesdays for the Month of April... Begin Cuisine & Art Tuesdays by going to one of the ten participating galleries between 4 pm and 6 pm on every Tuesday in April for samplings of tasty treats as you peruse the wonderful art.  Each gallery has been paired …

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Short Showcase Festival Favorites Short Film Screening

Short Showcase Festival Favorites Short Film Screening

Watch some of our favorite short films from the Shorts Showcase PBS television show, plus some of the winners of our Online and Mobile Film Festival! Meet some of the filmmakers and VOTE for your favorite film of the evening! We will be taping interviews for our Shorts Showcase television show! So, come join the fun, support our filmmakers and …

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Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park at Panorama Park, Cathedral City, CA

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Cathedral City Boys & Girls Club's 35th Anniversary Celebration

Cathedral City Boys & Girls Club's 35th Anniversary Celebration

For 35 Years the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City has been providing services to the youth and families of the greater Western Coachella Valley.   We know we couldn't have done it without YOU!  Please join us in this celebration as we showcase our Club and honor a few of the people that have made significant contributions to …

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Dedication Ceremony for Artist Simi Dabah’s Sculpture “X Marks the Place”

Dedication Ceremony for Artist Simi Dabah’s Sculpture “X Marks the Place”

Mayor Stan Henry and the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission invite the public to attend a dedication ceremony for the installation of the renowned artist Simi Dabah’s giant sculpture, “X Marks the Place,” on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Cathedral City Library located at 33520 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City. Artist Dabah is …

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Identity Theft Shred Event

Identity Theft Shred Event

To help STOP identity theft and as a service to its residents, the City of Cathedral City is hosting FREE Document Shredding Events. The Shredding Events are the first Saturday of the month October thru May each year (except January 2016).  Arrive early – once the shredding truck is filled to capacity the event will end.   For more information, …

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Passport to Health: Health Fair and Glo Run / Walk

Passport to Health: Health Fair and Glo Run / Walk

Get Ready for the Health Fair and Health Glo Fun Run / Walk - Cathedral City, May 7, 2015 HEALTH GLO FUN RUN-WALK event, taking place on May 7, 2015, in conjunction with the Cathedral City Rotary Health Fair. Produced by the Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District, the run/walk event is a way for …

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