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Truckee Police Department Quarterly Newsletter

Volume 1 Issue 2

Post Date:07/30/2019 2:59 PM
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Volume 1 | Issue 2 | July 2019

New Hires, Retirements, & Promotions 

The Police Department has a new Captain that we would like to welcome, Randy Billingsley. Captain Billingsley has had an extensive career in law enforcement. After graduating from Cal State Eastbay in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice he went to work for Oakland Police Department in 1994.  He served there for two years before moving to the San Mateo Police Department in in 1996. During that time, he earned several Chief’s Commendations. He served as a detective for three years specializing in the investigation of crimes against persons, sexual assault investigations, and homicide investigations. He was also a member of the SWAT team for over 5 years, specializing as a sniper.   

Captain Billingsley changed career paths when San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office selected him to be an Inspector in 2003. In 2010 he was then chosen as the Chief Investigator of the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office. During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office he has transformed their agency into one of the premier detective bureaus in our region. Captain Billingsley enjoys surfing, coaching youth sports and spending time with his wife, three children and dog Molly.

Deverie Acuff has been promoted to Support Services Manager. She began her career with the Town in 2015 as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police. Deverie grew up in Truckee, and after receiving her Bachelor's degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2008 she moved to her hometown. Truckee offers a lifestyle that she wasn't able to find anywhere else. She loves snowboarding, camping, traveling, and cooking. Deverie and her husband are raising their daughters to love the outdoors as much as they do. 

The Police Department has a new Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police, Bronwyn Coey. Bron grew up in Queensland, Australia and went to Bond University where she received a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology.  She is an avid traveler and her and her husband have been to 10 countries together. She enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and yoga. 

Lt. Allen McKay is retiring next month. His career started in 1980 as an officer for the City of Ceres. During his time in law enforcement he was assigned to various assignments, including a sergeant for administration, motor and detective. He was additionally a SWAT team commander for over 10 years and the department range master for almost 20 years. Lt McKay is looking forward to spending his retirement on his ranch, travelling and with his wife and three sons. 

Support Services Manager, Dan Olsen, is retiring this month after working for the Town since 1993. He has held many positions in his career but most notably has made an impact for our Animal Services. Dan established one of the first private-public partnerships with Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe which he then expanded to include Placer County. He was pivotal in the construction of the first animal kennel as well as the current animal shelter that is shared with our partners. Dan's wealth of knowledge and support will be missed by the Town. 
 

April through June 2019 at a Glance

Calls for Service

Truckee PD officers are trained to handle any call, and they receive specialized training in various disciplines almost every month. Truckee PD officers have attended specialized schools such as School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Dive Rescue, Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter, Range Master, and various other specialties. 

Traffic Citations

TPD utilizes several Mobile Traffic Monitors (Speed Trailers), which are set up in different locations throughout the town. The monitors show the driver's speed on a display board, as well as the posted speed limit. These are primarily used as a public relations tool, but it also gathers data. We can then analyze the data to determine if we have a traffic problem that needs to be addressed.

Animal Services

Pet Owner Disaster Plan

Disaster Preparedness for Dog and Cat Owners brochures are available at the Truckee Animal Shelter and on the Town of Truckee, Animal Services website. Below are a few highlights:
Before:
- Make sure your pet has a current I.D. tag, collar, and has been Microchipped. Have a list of supplies that you will need, and talk with neighbors to have a back up plan if you can't get to your pets.
During:
-If an evacuation order is announced, leave immediately following the directions in the order and take your pets with you.
After:
-Pet behavior may change after an emergency. Monitor your pets closely and keep them leashed. 
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Downtown Parking District 

Did you know the Town of Truckee is working to improve the Downtown Parking District? Dixon Resources Unlimited (DIXON) is assessing Truckee’s parking operations, strategies, and practices to provide recommendations to improve and enhance the parking experience. An online survey will be posted in the coming weeks to gain information about how people access and park in downtown Truckee. Look for the link posted on TDMA’s website! DIXON will be going door-to-door in August, conducting short surveys with businesses and employees to learn more from community members. Swing by DIXON’s Truckee Thursday booth on August 15, 2019 to meet the consultants and learn more about the project.

Parking Made Easy

On August 1, 2019, the Town will launch the Railyard Parking Pilot Program. This pilot program will include two hours of free parking and the introduction of the WayToPark mobile application. Customers who park in the Railyard lot will enjoy two hours of free parking and have the option to extend their stay using the Paystation or the WayToPark mobile application. Customers will have the ability to set up a text notification alert when they are nearing the end of their free parking session. Customers will have the opportunity to pay to extend their Railyard parking session using the WayToPark application without requiring them to move or return to their car. 

WayToPark will soon become a tool for employees participating in the Downtown Employee Permit Program to easily initiate their daily parking session within the designated employee permit parking locations.

The Railyard Parking Pilot Program will demonstrate the effectiveness of mobile payment and evaluate the ability to provide free parking to customers. Both could be considered for expansion throughout the entire Downtown. More details soon. 

Other News and Announcements

Wildfire 2.0 

In the video, titled “Know the Time to Go”, Chief Leftwich and Truckee Fire Protection District Chief Bill Seline reveal the steps people can take today to prepare for a possible emergency this wildfire season. When disaster strikes, it is too late for planning. This video highlights that truth in striking detail by showing the best way to help first responders in a disaster is by everyone planning ahead. WILDFIRE 2.0
 

Safe Summer Boating on Donner Lake

A few reminders to help you enjoy the water safely this summer. DONNER LAKE
 

 

Special Points of Interest

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#BePreparedStayPrepared

Quick Tips are a new short video series presented by our Chief of Police, Robert Leftwich & Truckee Fire Protection District Chief Bill Seline. These are periodic public safety tips on a variety of topics to help everyone stay safe. Click here to view the videos.

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