Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:00 am
On the evening of Dec. 12, the Lodi Police Partners volunteers celebrated their 20th anniversary of service. Family and friends were there to be part of this great evening. A delicious dinner was prepared and served by Lee Patterson (retired Lodi police officer) and his helpers: retired and active officers, dispatchers and front office ladies.
The Lodi Boys and Girls Club hosted its annual Lodi Community Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 19 at the club. The event included no-host cocktails, dinner and award presentations. Jeanie Biskup was honored for her contributions to government, Linda Hammons and Richard Ling for community service, Thomas Sanchez for business and Don Womble for education.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00 am
Richard Ling enjoys being part of the community. To show his love for the Lodi area, he decided to get involved in community service. For more than 20 years, he has served in various capacities helping out in the community.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:00 am
When he was a young man, Thom Sanchez never expected to be working as a leader in a corporation. A second-generation Mexican-American, Sanchez worked in the fields when he was young in order to pay for his education. He credits his parents for instilling him with a hard work ethic and discipline.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:00 am
When Linda Hammons was growing up, her parents taught her the importance of serving others. Thanks to her parents’ guidance and the sense of satisfaction she gains from community service, Hammons has been volunteering in Lodi and beyond for decades.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:00 am
Known to many as an icon in the history of Lodi High School sports, Don Womble served as a teacher, coach and mentor to countless students over six decades. For his contributions to education, Womble, who passed away in 2010, was inducted into the Lodi Community Hall of Fame.
Jeanie Biskup has been nominated for the Lodi Community Hall of Fame for her contributions to government.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 am
Jeanie Biskup has always enjoyed challenges. She was drawn to law enforcement because her father worked in the field, and she had a desire to make a difference in the community. So in 1987, she began working for the Lodi Police Department as a civilian community service officer. She has served in various capacities for over 25 years.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 am
Five Lodians have been named to the Lodi Community Hall of Fame for 2013.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:00 am
Crime Prevention Coordinator Theodore James “TJ” Guidotti says the crime rate in Galt is 56 percent lower today than in recent years.
Furthermore, the area surrounding Meadowview Park in southwest Galt — once known for its violence, drugs and gang activity — is now one of the safest areas in Galt, Guidotti said.
“This neighborhood was garbage,” said Noni Garcia, a 17-year southwest Galt resident and a Galt Neighborhood Watch leader.
Monday, April 16, 2012 12:00 am
The most common law enforcement theory over the last 30 years has been the community-oriented policing model. This model is designed to create partnerships between the police and the community to effectively combat crime and solve public safety issues.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 12:00 am
The shooting death of 17-year-old Florida resident Trayvon Martin at the hands of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman has created a renewed interest in the organization.
Outgoing Mayor Bob Johnson, front, presents the Mayor's
Community Service Award to, from left: Police Chief Mark Helms;
Jeanie Biskup, who coordinates the Police Partners; and Police
Partners Don Roe and Pat Freeman at the Lodi City Council meeting
on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:00 am
During the past month, the Lodi Police Partners lost two of
their longtime volunteers who have helped make the program that
assists the Lodi Police Department a success.
Monday, August 29, 2011 12:00 am
It was a dark spring night about eight years ago and I was
driving my patrol car down Sacramento Street towards Turner Road. I
had a young citizen rider with me that night and I was in the
middle of explaining the dangers of drunk driving to her when
suddenly a car drifted into our lane. I quickly turned the wheel
and was able to swerve to avoid being struck head on.
Monday, August 22, 2011 12:00 am
With recent news regarding the release of thousands of criminals
back onto our streets, we really need to take more responsibility
for our own safety and the protection of our property.
Monday, August 15, 2011 12:00 am
Over the years, members of the Lodi Police Department often
write articles to enlighten and educate the public about new and/or
upcoming laws, police procedures and personal experiences from a
police officer's perspective.
Monday, August 8, 2011 12:00 am
School is back in session. The streets are a little busier as
parents try to get Junior off to school on time.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:00 am
When Jason Weller and his wife, Jenessa, were looking at homes
in Lodi about two years ago, friends and family members couldn't
believe they were considering homes on East Tokay Street.
Monday, August 1, 2011 12:00 am
Telephone scams have become increasingly popular among scam
artists who like to prey on people and their good nature. There are
many types of phone scams, but most all will have one thing in
Monday, July 25, 2011 12:00 am
National Night Out 2011 is a party with a purpose.
Monday, July 11, 2011 12:00 am
Many people count the possibility of getting shot as the most significant danger a police officer faces. Officer-involved shootings appear to be on the rise, and there is no shortage of video footage on television or online showing shootouts between officers and criminals. But is that the most dangerous aspect of police work?
Monday, June 6, 2011 12:00 am
Sgt. Steve Nelson has been with the Lodi Police Department for
11 years. He's been a field training officer, SWAT sniper, mobile
operations center operator and bicycle officer. He is currently a
patrol field supervisor on swing shift.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:00 am
My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. After hitting snooze a few times, I
make it to work by 6 a.m., and hit the locker room to change.
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