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Posted: Monday, May 5, 2008 10:00 pm

J.P. Badel has worked a number of assignments in the last 21 years with the Lodi Police Department, and another change officially happened Monday: He became one of the department's two captains and is now third in charge.

As captain of support services, he will oversee investigations - detectives and internal affairs - and technical services, which includes dispatch, jail, records, property and evidence.

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  • posted at 3:34 pm on Tue, May 6, 2008.


    Congratulations Captain Badel! I will be in contact with you for some suggestions on where to start.

  • posted at 2:24 pm on Tue, May 6, 2008.


    Congratulations, JP! You're making Leadership Lodi very proud! :)

  • posted at 1:37 pm on Tue, May 6, 2008.


    Wait a minute, T&C has a point here...all of the published studies show that AA/NA is only effective like 10 percent of the time, most of the "criminals" that are illegally driving are most likely still high anyway.... win-win..

  • posted at 7:20 am on Tue, May 6, 2008.


    t & c for mayor!

  • posted at 6:14 am on Tue, May 6, 2008.


    Well, Capt., by the looks of the abundant stacks of belongings on top of and under the old railroad trestle adjacent to Lodi Avenue, Homeless have made this area their "LIVINGROOM! I thought trespassing was a violation of the law? I guess you don't feel any of those squatting on that property have warrants or are violating their probation? Lodi will always have priorities and things they don't enforce!

  • posted at 3:41 am on Tue, May 6, 2008.


    t & c, Mr. Badel is just being promoted to a desk job. I doubt he'll want to get far from his desk to investigate an AA meeting.

  • posted at 1:52 am on Tue, May 6, 2008.


    A Tip for Capt. Badel:If the city wants to make revenue, have partners or traffic enforcement circle the block between Stockton St. and S. Main Street where the AA/NA meetings are held, between 10 AM and 9 PM for just 1 week. I live on that street and I see so many with EXPIRED TAGS on their vehicles. Some we ALL KNOW have their licenses SUSPENDED and are NOT supposed to be driving! Getting these drivers off the road and impounding their vehicles is a responsibility of LPD isn't it? Surely, Patrols for 1 week isn't too much is it?



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