Solutions to Crime

Solution 1: Reserve Police Force

We propose implementing a Reserve Officer Force, utilizing retired or prior service peace officers who would like to give back to Redding. Within this proposed program, qualified, trained Reserve Officers would act as a second officer, or back-up officer, on…

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Solution 2: Neighborhood Turn-Around

No one can take care of our homes and neighborhoods better than us. We propose the establishment of a neighborhood watch program in your neighborhood. If you have unsafe properties in your neighborhood, put pressure on landlords to manage those…

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Solution 3: Code Enforcement & Calls for Service

We want our Redding community to flourish in all sectors of society. We need to increase the accountability for home and business owners who knowingly or unknowingly house crime in our city, profiting off the rent from these unwanted criminals….

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Solution 4: Sobering Center

The amount of time necessary to care for binge drinkers is a distraction to our existing police force. Our police officers are tasked with moving along, redirecting and arresting chronic drug and alcohol users when they are in Redding’s streets,…

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Solution 5: Community Court

We propose that Shasta County Superior Court establish its own version of a highly successful program that has taken root across the country, a Community Court System. In this model, a judge sentences low level offenders to pay back the…

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Solution 6: Jail Annex Rennovation

We currently do not have enough jail bed space to meet our existing needs; we need more beds for criminals. The Detention Annex, able to house medium-security inmates, is closed. We propose to re-open the Detention Annex to house 65…

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Solution 7: Work Camp

The Safe City Project proposes the construction of a new Work Camp that would be run by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department and house Shasta County inmates. This kind of “alternative jail” is not for hardened, violent criminals. These are…

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Solution 8: Expand Rehab Programs & Mental Health Counseling Services

Right now, there are many in our community struggling with extensive drug addiction alongside severe unmet mental health needs. People stuck in these cycles contribute toward a disproportionately high level of crime in our community, and they are often repeat…

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Solution 9: Reclaiming Spaces from Illegal Encampments

We propose a campaign that there is no free camping in our public parks and waterways. Illegal camps are taking a toll on our city resources. We encourage citizens to update illegal camp locations on the RPD website. We want…

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Solution 10: Journey Home

Journey Home

Many currently living in a transient lifestyle today never intended to live destitute and wandering. We believe a key for breaking out of the transient lifestyle is relationship; relationship makes rehabilitation possible. What if your loved one was the person…

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Solution 11: Coordination of Churches

Over the years, the 160+ faith-based charities in Shasta County have served the poor and downtrodden. Generally speaking, there has been limited communication, coordination and collaboration amongst these groups and the city departments. This creates the potential for duplication of…

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