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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Captain Christopher Reed Departing Altadena Station for Sheriff’s Information Bureau, Welcomes Incoming Captain Vicki Stuckey
Captain Christopher Reed is departing Altadena Station, transferring to Sheriff’s Information Bureau, the Sheriff’s Department’s media headquarters, effective Sunday, October 11, 2015. Replacing Captain Reed at Altadena Station is Captain Vicki Stuckey, pictured with Captain Reed who gave her a warm welcome to her new command. Captain Stuckey brings with her more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, most of her time being spent at various patrol stations throughout the County, including Norwalk, Compton, and Lomita Stations.
Reflecting on his time at Altadena Station, Captain Reed pointed to several noteworthy achievements by Altadena Station Deputies and his management team during his tenure, including:
– Reducing overall Part I crimes by over 18% in 2014 as compared to 2013
– Building on last year’s crime reduction, overall Part I crimes have been reduced an additional 17% year to date this year, with a nearly 50% reduction as compared to 5 years ago
– Enhancements to Altadena’s deployment model, moving away from strictly fielding two-person units on the swing and overnight shifts, adding more one-person units, essentially doubling the cars available on those shifts to handle calls for service, resulting in significant reduction in response times
– Establishment of a 4-person Problem Specific Policing Team to deal with long-term issues in the community with an emphasis on proactive enforcement and crime reduction
– Expansion of the Reserve Deputy Program, recruiting and adding 7 additional Uniformed Reserve Deputies to the Station’s complement who have full peace officer powers and work for the community essentially as volunteers, earning $1 per year
– Re-establishment of the Sheriff’s Explorer Program, with 9 station explorers, giving local youth an opportunity to volunteer in the community and partner with deputies working special events and participating in ride-a-longs
– Significant expansion of our Community Policing Programs, instituting both foot patrols and bicycle patrols in the business corridors of Altadena
Captain Reed wishes to express his heartfelt gratitude for all of the community support the station and it’s hard-working deputies have received during his tenure. He is equally thankful for the tremendous support the station has received from the 5th District, Supervisor Michael Antonovich and his staff, as well as the Altadena Town Council, the Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena, and the station’s Community Advisory Council.
The Altadena Sheriff’s Station welcome Captain Stuckey, who brings a great deal of enthusiasm with her, intent on keeping Altadena Beautiful!