Glendale Police Chief De Pompa’s Retirement Party
Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa is retiring from the police department after 36 years of service and the Glendale Police Foundation and the Glendale Police Dept. are inviting the community and businesses to join them in wishing him well. A gathering is being held in his honor that will be an entertaining, friendly and relaxing time with the chief, his staff and members of the foundation. Attendees will enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by the DreamWorks culinary staff, meet the new in-coming police Chief Robert Castro and hear all about Chief De Pompa’s contributions to the safety and security of our community. One thing that the Montrose-Verdugo City should be especially thankful to the chief is for his commitment to “community policing.” He brought the “community” to the forefront in policing. Chief De Pompa directed the reorganization of the department utilizing an “area command” model, employing an information-rich environment and predictive policing strategies to direct crime-fighting resources. Think about the C.O.P.P.S. Montrose location and the great resource it has been to the community. It is the North Area Command substation. The community lead officers that we have had working for us are a great resource. They have strengthened our neighborhood watch groups, made themselves readily available to the residents and business owners, provided us with information to protect ourselves and have discovered the specific needs of our area and represented those to the main office. What an asset to building a strong community! Chief De Pompa is also very committed to building strong community partnerships, supported by state of the art technology, crime analysis and forensic science to ensure public safety. In 2012, the police department completed the development of an accredited DNA laboratory, the first of its kind in local municipal law enforcement. The Verdugo Regional Crime laboratory processes vital ballistic analysis and DNA evidence for hundreds of unsolved property crimes and allows quicker processing of new crime scene evidence in Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. Thank you, Chief De Pompa and the Glendale Police Dept.
The individual ticket price of $50 includes a one-year membership in the Glendale Police Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing tools, equipment and technology to the Glendale Police Dept. that might otherwise be unfunded. For more information, contact Sherri Servillo or Lusine Yarin in the Chief’s Office at (818) 541-3140 or email ChiefRetirement@ci.Glendale.ca.us. You may also contact us at the chamber office.
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