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June 2, 2016

Community Update by George Crum 

Police Chief

It is my pleasure to announce that your Police Department has been working diligently to hire additional police officers, and now has become fully staffed. The Police Department is currently budgeted for 48 full-time sworn Police Officers.

Cathedral City previously relied heavily on lateral transfers to fulfill their hiring needs which entailed an Officer leaving their current agency to come to work in Cathedral City. Relying solely on one source of Officer Candidates had been, and can be, challenging in a competitive market.

In an effort to better serve the community, we began processing entry-level Police Officer applications for the first time in almost 11 years. This process involves a written exam, an oral interview, a physical agility test, an extensive background check, a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation and a medical screening. A successful applicant is hired and sent to a certified police academy for over six months. Once the academy is completed, the new Officer enters into a four-phase field training program which they must pass successfully.

As a result of taking a two-pronged approach to hiring by focusing on lateral officers and entry level officers, we are currently fully staffed and at full-authorized strength within the Police Department. This change in recruiting strategies to hire both lateral police officers and entry level police officers has proven successful for Cathedral City.

We currently have two academy recruits attending the San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Academy and one recruit attending the Riverside County Sherriff’s Academy. These three recruits are expected to graduate from the academy in October and November respectively. 

News

Cathedral City to Hold Public Review of Roadway Improvements for Vista Chino

Cathedral City to Hold Public Review of Roadway Improvements for Vista Chino

Cathedral City to Hold Public Review of Roadway Improvements for Vista Chino The City of Cathedral City will hold a public review of the design concepts for its Capital Improvement Program for Vista Chino roadway from the east bank of the Whitewater River Channel to Date Palm Drive. Residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the design that …

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Public Workshop Scheduled for a Proposed Community Park in the Dream Homes Neighborhood

Public Workshop Scheduled for a Proposed Community Park in the Dream Homes Neighborhood

Public Workshop Scheduled for a Proposed Community Park in the Dream Homes Neighborhood The City of Cathedral City will hold a public workshop on Monday, June 13 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Agua Caliente Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 30-800 San Luis Rey Drive, Cathedral City to receive input from residents on a proposed community park to be …

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Ready, Set, Grow Your Business

Ready, Set, Grow Your Business

What is “READY, SET, GROW YOUR BUSINESS!”? READY, SET, GROW YOUR BUSINESS! is an intense, strategic growth program with the goal of helping existing entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Participants will attend a minimum of 12 workshops, work individually with a business counselor for at least two hours, and write a modified business plan. Who is eligible? …

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Exciting Announcement for Cathedral City LGBT Days 2017

Exciting Announcement for Cathedral City LGBT Days 2017

Exciting Announcement for Cathedral City LGBT Days 2017 Join us on March 24-26, 2017 https://youtu.be/Mt60uWHOkqE Facebook

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City Council of Cathedral City Renames Two City Streets in Honor of Our Local High School Seniors for Their Academic Excellence

City Council of Cathedral City Renames Two City Streets in Honor of Our Local High School Seniors for Their Academic Excellence

This morning, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis and Councilmember Shelley Kaplan represented the entire City Council as two new street signs were unveiled honoring two high school students from Cathedral City for their academic excellence.  The Annual Student Street Naming Ceremonies recognized Mr. Ivan Hernandez of Cathedral City High School and Mr. Justin Randolph of Mount San Jacinto High School …

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Cathedral City Is Recommended to Receive a $1.4 Million State Grant for an Outdoor Amphitheater and Other Improvements at the Downtown Festival Area

Cathedral City Is Recommended to Receive a $1.4 Million State Grant for an Outdoor Amphitheater and Other Improvements at the Downtown Festival Area

PRESS RELEASE: California State Parks Announces Recommendations for $8.8M in Local Projects SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks announced today recommendations to the National Park Service for $8.8M in funding for 17 local park projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program (LWCF). Grant funding is made available if the National Park Service approves the recommended projects. LWCF provides …

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PARKS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMISSION VACANCY

PARKS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMISSION VACANCY

PARKS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMISSION VACANCY CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY The City of Cathedral City announces a vacancy on the Parks and Community Events Commission with a term to begin immediately upon appointment …

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Upcoming Events

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Shakespeare in the Rotunda

Shakespeare in the Rotunda

Cathedral City High School and Blue Mane Theatre proudly presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" on Saturday, June 4th starting at 7:00 pm, at City Hall's Rotunda, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero.   Come out and support our young actors as they take on one of the great classics of all times.

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City Hall at Your Corner

City Hall at Your Corner

Are you wanting to speak to your city councilmembers or learn more about what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by two member of the City Council.     “City Hall at Your Corner” is scheduled once a month through June 7th at various locations throughout the City and at different times …

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Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

Cathedral City Cove Art Party for Children & Elders

Children's Art Party for children and elders. The SCRAP Gallery and the Agnes Pelton Society hosts the Children and Elders monthly Art Party at the Cathedral City Senior Center, 37-171 W. Buddy Rogers Ave., on the Second Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM.   Admission is free. Participants create art pieces made of recyclable materials and also meet and …

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Cuisine & Art Tuesdays - Month of July

Cuisine & Art Tuesdays - Month of July

“Cuisine & Art Tuesdays” A Delectable Dining & Art Experience Every Tuesday in July Go to where the interior designers from around the globe go while they visit the Coachella Valley, the amazing art and decór galleries along Perez Road in Cathedral City.  Join other art enthusiasts every Tuesday in July for “Cuisine & Art Tuesdays” for special art showings …

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Nine Cities Challenge Blood Drive

Nine Cities Challenge Blood Drive

The 2016 Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge is on! Coachella Valley communities are going head-to-head to collect the most LifeStream blood donations to assist local hospital patients and save lives! The summer is the most challenging time of year for hospitals to maintain ample blood supplies for emergency and everyday needs. Your help at this time is especially critical! Round …

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FallFest

FallFest

KevaWorks, the promoter of the Tamale Festival in Indio, visited the Cathedral City Balloon Festival in February and decided that they wanted to start a new annual event for the Coachella Valley called FallFest. It will be a family-friendly, community event that will take place October 20-30, 2016 in Downtown Cathedral City. FallFest will include a full carnival, complete with …

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Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest

Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest

Trick or Treat, Meet Your Fire and Police, and Win a Bicycle with a Cool Seat at Cathedral City’s Spooktacular on Halloween The Cathedral City Police Department, Cathedral City Fire Department, City of Cathedral City's Special Events and many non-profit organizations bring to you the Halloween Spooktacular at FallFest, Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1-4 pm. The event will occur downtown …

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the 4th Annual "Dia de los Muertos" featuring: mariachi bands folkloric dancers an art contest for middle and high school students a children’s craft area supervised by SCRAP Gallery information tables food vendors This year, an an altar will be constructed that focuses on the 4 families who founded Cathedral City in the late …

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