Ramon Batista chosen as Police Chief
Ramon Batista has been chosen as the next Chief of Police for the City of Santa Monica. Batista was previously the Chief in Mesa and was a finalist for the Chief job in Madison Wisconsin although he was passed over for that position despite strong
SMPD helping neighborhoods host block parties for National Night Out
On Oct. 5 the Santa Monica Police Department is seeking to revive all the community camaraderie of old-school block parties and will be helping neighbors close their streets to cars in clusters across the City. The parties are coordinated as part of National Night Out,
The Simple Solution
I’m guessing that at some point in of our lives, particularly in those years dedicated to higher education, we have all heard the idea that the smartest people are the ones who can take complicated topics and distill them down into something bite-sized and manageable.
What excellence means to the men and women of the Santa Monica Police Department
SMPD Vision Statement: We endeavor to be law enforcement’s benchmark for excellence as we seek to eliminate crime and social disorder in collaboration with our community partners. Historically, very few members of the Santa Monica community have wanted to know how the sausage is made.
The SMPD: Enacting Common Sense Reform Since 1896
By: Sergeant Erika Aklufi Throughout the turbulence and social upheaval of the past 18 months, a scant few members of our community have had the opportunity to hear what Police Reform means to the officers who serve them. The din of the national narrative about
Official Statement of the Santa Monica Police Officers Association on the OIR report
Official Statement of the Santa Monica Police Officers Association on the OIR report The Santa Monica Police Officers Association is grateful for the investigative work done by the OIR group into the events of May 31, 2020. The resulting report is a document our
Police Officers Association takes issue with exclusion from commission
SMPD looking to hire officers with unique skills
Official Statement of the Santa Monica Police Officers Association on the Formation of the Public Safety Reform & Oversight Commission
Official Statement of the Santa Monica Police Officers Association on the Formation of the Public Safety Reform & Oversight Commission On February 2, 2021, Santa Monica City Council adopted an ordinance adding Santa Monica Municipal Code Chapter 2.50 to establish a public safety reform