The Chief's Blog
December - 2014
To the citizens of Marysville and all of her visitors – I am honored and very humbled to have been given the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of the Marysville Police Department (MPD) and to serve each of you. As a 20 year resident of the Yuba-Sutter region, and a veteran law enforcement professional of both the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department and Marysville Police Department, I am not only keenly aware of the issues, culture, and intricacies of the region, but also of its finest resource. The people. I have been blessed to assume the role of Chief of Police for a department that is very much on the track to fiscal solvency and re-earning the trust and respect of the citizens it has sworn to serve and protect.
MPD launched its current version of the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Program on January 1, 2014 with a renewed focus on meeting citizens, understanding issues at a neighborhood level, and far greater transparency then in years past. With the first year of this program nearly completed, I am proud to report that the COPPS philosophy has transcended “program” and embedded itself into the very fiber of how the department operates. This community-minded philosophy can be seen in our officers walking your neighborhoods to introduce themselves, the increase in neighborhood watch programs and community meetings, our involvement in social media, and the recent completion of the first ever Marysville Citizen’s Police Academy.
It is my every intent and goal to not only continue the path that has been laid, but to keep working diligently to improve the quality of service we provide you. For this, we need you. As Chief David L. Baker said, “Law enforcement is not an entity that stands alone…it stands shoulder to shoulder with the citizens it serves.” As your new Chief of Police, I not only welcome a collaborative alliance, but call for an empowered community to reach out and help me shape how you want your police department to look. Please, contact me directly with all of your questions, concerns, compliments and suggestions.
Aaron W. Easton
Chief of Police