City Council to consider appointing Barry Tippin as City Manager
The City Council will consider appointing Barry Tippin as the City of Redding’s City Manager at a special meeting to be held immediately prior to the City Council’s next regular meeting on June 6, 2017.
Fire season responses start on May 29
Along with neighboring fire agencies, the Redding Fire Department is declaring May 29, 2017, as the start date to the annual fire season responses.
- May 26
Does It Matter? May is Motorcycle Safety Month! #ThinkBike #RideSafe The Redding Police Department is joining law enforcement statewide and across the United States in the National Motorcycle safety awareness month special enforcement operations. In addition, the California Motorcyclist Safety Program is offering special, low cost rider training classes during the month of May. Redding PD will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation during the month of May in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The message to all drivers and motorcyclists is: share in the responsibility and do your part by safely “sharing the road.” Video by California Highway Patrol. https://youtu.be/7S_CTc-jARE
A message from Chief Robert F. Paoletti
I am honored to be the Chief of Police for the City of Redding and commit to you that I will ensure the standards of this department remain high. We will continually seek to improve our performance and level of service, despite the challenges we all face.
I ask each of you to please drive safely as it is a great responsibility. The Redding Police Department will continue to work tirelessly to enforce safe driving habits, but it is ultimately a community responsibility. Safe driving prevents collisions, and the injuries they cause. Please drive the speed limit, obey traffic control devices and limit distractions while driving.
As resources have become restricted due to the economy, it becomes even more imperative for communities to communicate with the police department and each other. Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch programs are invaluable tools for bringing communities together in a concerted effort to recognize and report potential criminal conduct. Crime prevention is the key to our success at this time. We are not only challenged by reduced staffing levels, but also limited jail space and the negative effects of prison realignment. We can no longer take for granted the safety of our property. We must be diligent to keep a watchful eye for our safety and the safety of others.
Attempted Carjacking/Armed Robbery Suspect
If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect in this video, please contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.
A reward of up to $2500 is being offered through Secret Witness of Shasta County for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the suspect. Tips can be provided anonymously through www.scsecretwitness.com or by calling 530-243-2319.
Watch our new Explorer Program video!