As I was looking out my window the other night, watching the snow drift in the 40-below-zero temperature, I found myself thinking about our police officers out braving the cold to keep our citizens safe.
It has been a while since I’ve provided an update on department activities, so I thought this month I would focus on the current state of the department.RELATED CONTENT
High on the checklist of back-to-school preparation is a list of bus safety reminders for parents, children and motorists. Every Minnesota resident is responsible for knowing school bus laws and common ways to prevent school bus accidents.RELATED CONTENT
I recently attended a training conference where I was able to listen to someone I admire tremendously. His name is George Kelling, and he is the author of “Broken Windows,” which was published about 20 years ago.RELATED CONTENT
As our Duluth police officers gather to plan for the graduation season, it seems fitting to convey to the community what we have learned over the years about the common patterns of behavior and lessons learned in our community.RELATED CONTENT
In winding down 2007, I decided to reflect on the Duluth Police Department this past year; looking at where we were in January, what we accomplished throughout the year, and what we are hoping for next year.RELATED CONTENT
From time to time I hear people say, “If only the police would write more parking tickets, the city would not have any financial problems.”RELATED CONTENT
Policing interests many people, as evidenced by the numerous television programs and motion pictures which portray police in action. While police programs may be exciting, they are usually inaccurate. Involved citizens wonder about the real world of law enforcement. How do the police really solve crimes? How do officers spend their time? How does the department operate and where does our tax money go? Citizens may wonder what the police actually do to improve the quality of life in Duluth.RELATED CONTENT
Property and evidence room management is a critical element in police operations. Unfortunately, it is often an area which can easily be neglected or overlooked as police work to keep up with day-to-day operations.
The public seems to have an insatiable appetite for news and information about crime and policing.RELATED CONTENT
There are few crimes against property that generate the anger, frustration and fear that graffiti vandalism does.RELATED CONTENT
The future of policing in Duluth will be changing over the next few years.RELATED CONTENT
In the January Budgeteer column, I compared crime statistics from 1968 to recent years. Due to space constraints we were unable to include the chart then or now, but you can view it online at www.duluthbudgeteer.com.RELATED CONTENT
I was digging around the office the other day, looking for some paperwork for a grant, when I came across the 1968 Duluth Police annual report.RELATED CONTENT
Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay would like to wish you safe travels and driving, but reminds you to keep your eye on the road and your hands on the wheel.
I was looking around the chief’s office the other day. It is difficult for me to believe the office I sit in has been the police chief’s office since about 1927. Could you imagine if the walls in this office could talk?RELATED CONTENT