Stockton Police Chief Addresses Tourism Ambassadors

Eric Jones, chief of the Stockton Police Department had an opportunity to address the certified tourism ambassadors of the Visit Stockton convention and visitors bureau. The forum happened at the tourism ambassadors' quarterly lunch and learn mixer last 20 July 2017. The CVB's conference room at the historical Brick and Mortar Building in downtown Stockton was the venue.

As summarized by Visit Stockton's office manager and tourism ambassador program coordinator Megan Peterson, here are the 4 key positive points that Chief Jones shared to the city's tourism ambassadors:

1. Lowest Crime Rate in 16 Years

Stockton, California has had an infamous reputation as a crime-prone city. In fact, it has always made the news as among the cities with the highest crime rates across the nation. Surprisingly though in 2016, Stockton has recorded it's lowest crime rate in the past 16 years. This is specially true for property crimes. Violent crimes have also leveled off.

Read more: City of Stockton Records Lowest Crime Rate in 16 Years

2. Stockton Police Department is Nationally Recognized

Challenges sometimes bring out the best in people. The perennial challenge of a traditionally high crime rate in Stockton, California has definitely brought out the best from its police department. Today, the Stockton Police Department is nationally recognized as a model police force across the United States of America.

Read more: Stockton Police Department is a Model Police Force For the Nation

3. Stockton Police Department is in a Hiring Frenzy

After going through a rough economic stretch that downsized it's force by as much as 30%, the department is now on a hiring frenzy. They are hiring at least 80 officers a year. With this, they expect to bring the force back to a strength of 450 police officers. 
Read more: Stockton Police Department is Hiring!

4. Stockton Police Department Application

Keeping up with the times, Stocktonians can also interact with their police force online. The department has its own smart phone application available on iOS and Android. They also utilize social media platforms, particularly Facebook.

Read more: Connect with Stockton Police Department Online
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Brothers Janus and Thadz document their travels around the United States and occasionally around the world.


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