#036 - Oakley Police Chief Eric Christensen
Feb 20th, 2019 by Contra Costa Today
I chat with Oakley Police Chief Eric Christensen on a variety of topics including why he came back to the City of Oakley and what he looks for when hiring new officers. We get into community policing and importance of communication, working on homeless and mental illness within a community. The chief shares what the overall crime picture is in Oakley while how the department is addressing speed and traffic complaints. We also get into the arrest of Tristen Curl, a former Freedom HS student who terrorized the community through text messages and social media. What it took to solve that case and how technology assisted. We also get into the use of social media by the police department and how police departments are becoming their own media companies. Finally, close out by discussing how a strong code enforcement team is needed and assists police departments and the chief closes by providing what advice he would give to people entering a career in law enforcement.