Thank you for Supporting the Badge

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The Carlsbad Police Officers Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement family. Thank YOU for joining our police family and being part of a community team that connects us all together! Your donation has helped us reach our annual goal and we are honored to serve people like ...
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Help a Fallen Hero

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*Help us help a hero by sharing with your friends and family to spread the word* Costa Mesa Police Officer Oscar Reyes, a 13-year veteran, passed away on September 12th after a medical emergency. Officer Reyes leaves behind his wife and three children ages 15,14, and 10. If you would like to make a contribution, please see our official donation page here. All donations are tax-deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated.  

Remembering 9/11

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September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.

Officer Calms Nervous Child

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We love the viral video from HeartThreads that tells the story of a Texas police officer calming down a nervous child. He let the boy sit in his patrol car and gave him a tour of the police department. The best part? That boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up now! Can’t wait to have you as a brother in law enforcement, Jacob! Check out the video here!

Austin Police Brothers & Sisters in Capes

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Our brothers and sisters in blue may not normally wear capes on the job, but the Austin Police Department did when they dressed up as superheroes at their local children’s medical center. We love sharing what our fellow law enforcement officers are doing in their communities! Check out the PoliceOne.com story and full KXAN video here.

Peace Officer Memorial Run - May 12

Please join us for the 27th Annual Peace Officers Memorial Run sponsored by the Carlsbad Police Officers Association. This event is being held in conjunction with Peace Officers Memorial Week and honors those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The run is at Cannon Park located at the corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Cannon Road in Carlsbad. The run is for all levels with a relaxed pace to keep everyone together and there is no pre-registration or cost required to participate. Please arrive early to find parking.

2018 Line of Duty Deaths

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Our country has struggled with the balance of political correctness, maintaining civil rest and protecting those who protect our communities. So far in 2018, too many law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty helping to maintain these principles. Let’s take a moment to remember all of these brave heroes by reviewing the 2018 Honor Roll of Heroes… Click here to learn about them.

Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in Washington D.C, the National Law Enforcement Officer...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

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On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Carlsbad Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.    Donate Here Today! The Carlsbad Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to fund the much-needed areas within our community, such as: P...
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Thank you for your support

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The Carlsbad Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “ Red , White , Blue , and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.”  Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you to all of the donors who helped us reach our ann...
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Thanks to All who Attended our Annual Pancake Breakfast!

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We'd like to share a big "Thank You" to our community for coming out to support the Carlsbad POA at our annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!  A great time was had by all who attended!  And thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped make the event a success! To view photos from the Carlsbad POA Please Click here

INTERNET AND WEBSITE SAFETY TIPS

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. Do not use usernames or passwords that include your name,...
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Starr Thompson - "A Man for the Ages and an Unlikely Friendship" - Part 2

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As you know, last month we featured several stories on national police week.  From that, we have one special story which relates to the gentleman we featured prior, Starr Thompson.  In case you missed it, Starr Thompson is a 95 yr old widowed, WWII veteran, who by mere chance encounter, befriended a 7 year old boy named Chase and his dad, Dan Borgstrom one day, while at lunch. Dan and Starr immediately made a connection and have become dear friends ever since; meeting each week for lunch, life lessons and a few good jokes.   One ...
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Starr Thompson - "A Man for the Ages and an Unlikely Friendship"

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On a cold winter day, in Tuscaloosa Alabama, just weeks before Christmas 1923, 21 year old Officer Kenneth Thompson was working patrol, when he spotted a potential stolen vehicle near the local high school.  As he approached the vehicle to investigate, he observed 2 subjects sitting inside the vehicle. It is believed that as he began speaking to them, he became more suspicious of their activity, and asked them to turn off the vehicle's engine. The driver failed to do so, and as Thompson reached inside to turn off the ignition, the suspect ...
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National Police Week Honored 135 Fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors of these tragic lo...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to follow, memorials, unity tours, candlelight vigils...
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Carlsbad Local Businesses We Need Your Help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Carlsbad POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here Your contribution allows our officers the funds neede...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138  line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year.   We Need Your Support Now More than Ev...
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Donation Event Huge Success - Thank You!

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UPDATE - On behalf of the Carlsbad POA we wish to thank the community and city for their support during this donation event. Through the generosity of the community we were able to  raise over $9000  for the family of SDPD Officer DeGuzman. We would also like to thank the  Carlsbad Domino's Pizza  at 1854 Marron Road (General Manager Harry Marsh) for donating Pizza and drinks for the officers working the event and  Signarama  (3129 Tiger Run Ct, Carlsbad) for donations of signs used during the event. Carlsbad ...
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Please Help Us Support One of Our Own

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On July 28th, 2016, San Diego Police Officer Jonathan DeGuzman was shot and killed in the line of duty while conducting a traffic stop. His partner, Officer Wade Irwin, was also shot and wounded; he is still hospitalized. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 4th, 2016, from 7 am to 7 pm , the Carlsbad Police Officers' Association will be at the intersection of  Carlsbad Village Dr and Pio Pico Drive  asking the community for donations for Officer DeGuzman's family. If you are able to, please come by and drop off a donation. All proceeds will go...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families and our freedom. In 1962, President John F. Kenned...
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Calling All Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work.  According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts.  That is why we recognize all the small businesses in our communi...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news. There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there. However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind. In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is important to realize that the media is reporting on less than 1% of all law en...
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#GIVINGTUESDAY

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.  This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season.  We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Carlsbad POA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page.   If you would like to show your support, please visit the  donate section  of our website.  #GivingTuesday

Enhancing Teachers' Response to Active Threats

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When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the nation’s law enforcement officers are better prepar...
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Cops Cut, Crime Up

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Many observers say that drastic public safety budget cuts at the Miami and Miami-Dade County Police Departments have led to the recent spike in recent shootings, where at least 18 people have been shot recently in 21 drive-bys. One of the victims was a 14-year-old boy. County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson called for a “State of Emergency” meeting, but others, including officials at the Dade County PBA, are saying what the Department needs is to have their funding restored, not another meeting. A  recent report on Political Cortadito  n...
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Sign Up for National Night Out

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Carlsbad residents are encouraged to participate in “National Night Out” by planning an outside neighborhood gathering like a block party, barbeque or potluck Tuesday, Aug. 5, between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Residents who register their neighborhood celebrations with the Police Department will be visited by police officers during the event.   See photos from last year. Since 1984, National Night Out has highlighted community involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. These year...
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Carlsbad Triathlon Seeking Volunteers

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The City of Carlsbad is seeking volunteers to help with the upcoming Carlsbad Triathlon and Lifestyle and Fitness Festival. Volunteer opportunities for the Lifestyle and Fitness Festival, taking place Saturday, July 12, include checking in athletes and handing out goodie bags. Body marking, assisting with timing at the finish line and passing out refreshments at the hospitality booth are among race day volunteer opportunities on Sunday, July 13. “Even if you may not want to swim, bike or run in the Carlsbad Triathlon, you can still play a key r...
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Police Department Encourages Safe Graduation Celebrations

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The end of the school year  brings many celebrations. Unfortunately, celebrating can also lead to an increase in underage drinking. The City Of Carlsbad Police Department warns that alcohol is the leading factor in cause of death among youths and reports an increase in underage drinking incidents during the graduation season. “Let us all work together to prevent these joyous occasions from being marred by alcohol related tragedies,” encourages Chief of Police Gary Morrison. The Police Department would also like to remind adults that p...
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Carlsbad Fire Update

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Click on the link for the latest info. Anyone not asked to evacuate is asked to "shelter in place." Please stay home if possible. Bookmark the link to the page below for the latest info.  UPDATE, 5/14/14, 1:45 p.m. The safety and security of the community is our top priority and all available resources are being deployed. As of 1:30 p.m., approximately 15,000 evacuations notifications have been sent. We have confirmation of two structures lost. Evacuation boundaries are west of El Fuerte Road, south of Palomar Airport Road, north of Aviara Par...
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Man Accused of Stabbing Estranged Wife is Headed to Court

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A man accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death in Carlsbad last weekend is scheduled to be arraigned at the Vista Courthouse. Pedro Zurita, 49, was arrested after authorities found the woman's body about 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12th in the parking lot of a business park on Van Allen Way, where she worked as a custodian. Family members identified the victim as 37-year-old Ariflor Gonzalez. They said the couple was married for 21 years but had separated three months ago. Pedro Zurita was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder....
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Suspicious Suitcase Prompts Evacuation

A suspicious suitcase prompted a Carlsbad business to evacuate Monday morning, police said. The sheriff's bomb squad detonated the case and determined nothing was inside, police Lt. Pete Pascual said.  Someone reported seeing an unattended brown suitcase near a parking stall in front of Chuze Fitness about 11:44 a.m., police said. The gym on El Camino Real chose to evacuate while police investigated the case.  Police cleared an area of about 200 foot around the suitcase while the sheriff's bomb squad X-rayed the case, Pascual said. A ...
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Prescription Drop Box Now Available

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Community members now have a safe and convenient way to get rid of old prescription medications in Carlsbad. The CIty of Carlsbad Police and Fire departments have installed a new drop box at the city's Safety Center located at 2560 Orion Way.  Members of the public may come Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and anonymously drop medications into the drop-box.   The need for drop-boxes arose when it was determined these medications present a risk to our community by either falling into the wrong hands or by damaging our enviro...
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Carlsbad Teens Get a Lesson in Online Safety from Police

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CARLSBAD >> Think no one but your friends are interested in what you post online? Think again. That's the message that Carlsbad Police Det. Blaine Rennie gave to students at P.R. Leyva Middle school. Partnering with Zelma Lopez of the Eddy County Kid's Safehouse, the two were there to deliver a wake up call for students who haven't considered the consequences of the daily selfie. Predators, said Rennie, are no longer just looking for vulnerable targets but using unsecured content in ways the poster never meant. A number of student's hands...
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"The Policeman"

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Dear Supporters of the CPOA, We encourage you to take a moment to view one of our favorite voice narrations below, by Paul Harvey, "The Policeman" depicting the internal as well as external struggles of living life "on duty".   Please go to our Facebook page to show your support by liking our page.  Here you will be able to stay informed on all the going on within our community.  CPOA Facebook. Thank You again for your support!The Carlsbad Police Officers' Association

What is MDMA? (AKA Ecstasy or Molly)

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What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly) “Ecstasy” and "Molly" are slang terms for MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a name that’s nearly as long as the all-night parties where MDMA is often used. That's why MDMA has been called a “club drug.” It has effects similar to those of other stimulants, and it often makes the person feel like everyone is his or her friend, even when that’s not the case. MDMA is man-made—it doesn't come from a plant like marijuana or tobacco do. Other chemicals or substances—such as caffeine, dextromet...
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