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COPIES OF THIS AGENDA ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATION SERVICE AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY. AGENDA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE * * * SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE * * * JUNE 12, 2014 MEMBERS Jacque Robinson,
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COPIES OF THIS AGENDA ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATION SERVICE AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY. AGENDA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE * * * SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE * * * JUNE 12, 2014 MEMBERS Jacque Robinson, District 1 John J. Kennedy, District 3 Gene Masuda, District 4 Steve Madison, District 6 STAFF Steve Mermell, Assistant City Manager Valerie Flores, Recording Secretary MISSION STATEMENT The City of Pasadena is dedicated to delivering exemplary municipal services, responsive to our entire community and consistent with our history, culture and unique character. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, listening assistive devices are available from the City Clerk s Office with a 24-hour advance notice. Please call (626) to request use of a listening device. Language translation services are available for this meeting by calling (626) at least 24 hours in advance. Habrá servicio de interpretación disponible para éstas juntas llamando al (626) por lo menos con 24 horas de anticipación. Public meeting begins at 4:15 p.m. Items on the agenda may not be called in order listed. Agendas and supporting documents are available on the Internet at publicaffairs/agendas/pubsafety.pdf Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Public Safety Committee after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Public Clerk s Office at 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S-228, Pasadena, during normal business hours. APPROVAL OF MINUTES April 21, 2014 Cancellation of Regular Meeting* May 19, 2014 Cancellation of Regular Meeting* CITY OF PASADENA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES PASADENA CITY HALL 100 NORTH GARFIELD AVENUE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBER S249 APRIL 21, 2014 REGULAR MEETING The regular meeting of the Public Safety Committee, scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014, at 4:15 p.m., was cancelled as ordered on April 17, 2014, and posted as required by law. Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson, Chair Public Safety Committee ATTEST: Valerie Flores Recording Secretary 04/21/2014 CITY OF PASADENA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES PASADENA CITY HALL 100 NORTH GARFIELD AVENUE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBER S249 MAY 19, 2014 REGULAR MEETING The regular meeting of the Public Safety Committee, scheduled for Monday, May 19, 2014, at 4:15 p.m., was cancelled as ordered on May 15, 2014, and posted as required by law. Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson, Chair Public Safety Committee ATTEST: Valerie Flores Recording Secretary 05/19/2014 NEW BUSINESS A. Authorization to Enter Into a Contract with the Flintridge Center for Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Services* B. Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the Chief of Police to Destroy Internal Affairs Files Regarding Investigations and Non-Hire Background Files* ITEM 4.A Authorization to Enter Into a Contract with the Flintridge Center for Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Services* ITEM 4.B Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the Chief of Police to Destroy Internal Affairs Files Regarding Investigations and Non-Hire Background Files* INFORMATION ITEMS A. California s Parole Reform (AB 109) - The Community Impact in Pasadena (Presentation)* B. Private Persons Carry Concealed Weapon License Process (Presentation)* ITEM 5.A California s Parole Reform (AB 109) - The Community Impact in Pasadena (Presentation)* PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT California s Parole Reform (AB 109) The Community Impact in Pasadena Presented by Phillip L. Sanchez Chief of Police June 12, 2014 Public Safety Committee Background PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT Over the last six years, prison reform coupled with state budget cuts caused a review of California state spending. One area in which the state budget was marked for reformed was the California State Prison System. Governor Brown (formerly Swarzenegger) in a court decision (Coleman/Plata) was requested to reduce the California prison population by 44,000 inmates. In May of 2011, California began an initial release of 33,000 prison inmates with a mandate to be at completion by History PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT In April 2011, the California Legislature and Governor Edmund Brown, in partnership with other local and state agencies, made a commitment to meet the U.S. Supreme Court s Order in creating Assembly Bill California s Public Safety Realignment: Reduce the Prison population of the State s (33) prisons Due to the state s budget crisis and prison overcrowding Effectively shifted responsibility for certain populations of offenders from the state to the counties Allowed the prison population identified as Non-Serious, Non-Violent, and Non- Serious Sex Offenders (3 Non s) to be supervised at the County Level What it Did: Made changes to allow for low level felons to be sentenced to County Jail Made changes to State Parole and revocation procedures Created a local Post-Release Community Supervision Program (PRCS) 3 Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT Post-Release Community Supervision Program (PRCS) is used to provide parole type services to those being released from State Prison Post-Release Community Supervision will NOT include: 3rd strikers Individuals with a Serious Commitment Offense Individuals with a Violent Commitment Offense High Risk Sex Offenders as defined by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) AB 109 allows for graduated sanctions including: Flash Incarceration Up to 10 day incarceration without revocation hearing When inmate completes their jail sentence: He/she is placed back on Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) 4 Current Status of the Law & Environment PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT Current Status of the Law: Only an inmate s last conviction is taken into account, which leads many felons with previous violent convictions to be placed on local supervision Supervision Consequences of AB 109 Probation Mandatory Supervision (M/S) / Local Community Supervision (LCS) / Split Sentence Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) State Parole Current Environment: (6) Pasadena AB 109 Deputy Probation Officers (DPOs) supervise approximately 350 to 400 PSPs Approximately 100 reside in Pasadena PSPs include those on GPS for sex-related crimes, high & low risk Post-Release Supervised Persons (PSPs) and the young and old 5 Current Status of the Law & Environment PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT Between : Prison population dropped by 20% The parole population decreased by 51% County jail inmate population grew by 8% Probation population increased by nearly 30% Jail inmates and probationers overseen by counties increased from 56% to 71% The state probationary population surged from 311,692 to 416,414 Split sentencing increased from 17% to 31% (early release strategy) As of March 2013, more than 46,000 PRCS offenders have been released since October 2011 40% of early releases are sent to Los Angeles County 6 Post-release Supervised Persons (PSP) Population & Recidivism PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT PSP Population PSP Recidivism Rate * * *As of , Information provided by L.A. IMPACT AB109/PRCS Unit* 7 PPD Efforts PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT Pasadena led West San Gabriel Valley Anti Crime Task Force (WSGVACTF) Assigned (1) dedicated AB 109 Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) (2) Pasadena Gang Officers dedicated to AB 109/PRCS Probation Compliance Programs conducted Monthly in conjunction with Los Angeles County Probation Department (AB 109 DPOs) On-call for DPO PRCS Flash Incarcerations Participation in English & Spanish Citizen Police Academies (CPA) where questions from the community are answered regarding AB 109/PRCS concerns Participation in monthly Pasadena/Altadena Community Team (PACT) Resource Fairs 8 Collaboration PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT Since October of 2011, the Pasadena Police Department has collaborated with the Flintridge Center and other community partners to institute and manage the Pasadena/Altadena Parole Re-Integration Council The goal of the Council is to: Support formerly incarcerated people to achieve successful reintegration into the community, thereby improving public safety and the quality of life in neighborhoods. The Council has received regional and national recognition as a model for their work. 9 Funding PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT The Pasadena/Altadena Parole Re-Integration is not funded. The Council continues to seek funding from the State of California and the County of Los Angeles The Pasadena Police Department was successful obtaining grant funds from the State of California, through the California Gang reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program (CAL-GRIP) and the Temporary Taxes to Fund Education Initiative under Proposition 30 A portion of the Proposition 30 money will be used to conduct in reach services by our local service providers to go into the jails and prisons to educate people returning to the community of services offered through the Pasadena/Altadena Parole Re-Integration Council 10 Pasadena Altadena Community Team PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT Established by PPD and co-managed through the Pasadena Flintridge Center Provides the formerly incarcerated and their families a compassionate and dignified reintegration into the community, utilizing local and regional resources in the areas of social, health, employment and education PACT Resource Fairs (3rd Thursday of the month): Employment and job skills development G.E.D. enrollment information Tattoo removal referrals Health screenings, testing and dental services referrals Education/training/resources Substance abuse services/resources Averages 22 Service providers per month Since June 2011 PACT has seen and referred 989 people Conducted 350 HIV test in conjunction with the Pasadena Health Department Surveyed 601 people for social needs 11 ITEM 5.B Private Persons Carry Concealed Weapon License Process (Presentation)* Police Department Private Persons Carry Concealed Weapon License Process Pasadena Police Department CCW License Process Police Department In the recent case of Peruta v. County of San Diego, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that if an applicant for a CCW (Carry Concealed Weapon) license otherwise meets State Law criteria, concern for one s personal safety alone may be sufficient to establish good cause needed for procurement of a license to carry a concealed weapon. The Ninth Circuit ruling has received significant attention and ultimately the matter may receive further appellate consideration. 2 CCW License Process Police Department PHASE 1/ Qualified Applicants 1. Good cause exists to issue the CCW license 2. The applicant meets residence requirements 3. Be at least 21 years of age 4. The applicant is of good moral character and provide three letters of character reference 5. The applicant shall submit proof of ownership and registration of each firearm to be licensed 6. Applicant must complete the Standard Initial and Renewal Application For License To Carry A Concealed Weapon. 7. The Applicant will meet with the Employment Services Sergeant for review of the application. 8. The applicant is live scanned which is sent to California DOJ and the FBI 9. The total fee is $214 for the live scan and acceptance of the CCW application. 3 CCW License Process Police Department Whether an applicant is denied or approved, the applicant shall be notified in writing within 90 days of the initial application or within 30 days after receipt of the applicant's criminal background check from the California DOJ, whichever is later. If the license is denied the notice shall state which requirement was not satisfied. If the application is approved by the Chief of Police, phase 2 begins. Phase 2 1. The applicant must complete and pass an approved firearms course from an approved vendor in Los Angeles County. 2. The applicant is to be evaluated by the police department s psychologist and be free of any psychological issues preventing the applicant to be issued a CCW license. 3. Once phase 2 is completed a CCW license may be issued to the applicant. 4 CCW License Process Police Department Police Departments surveyed in regards to their position on the ruling by the 9 th Circuit 11 Police Departments accepting CCW applications and requiring Good Cause for issuance of CCW license: Arcadia, Claremont, Glendora, Irwindale, La Verne, San Marino, South Pasadena, West Covina, Burbank, Monrovia and Glendale. 2 Police Department accepting applications and currently following the Ninth Circuit ruling: Azusa PD and Monterey Park PD. 5
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