Deputies? Urban Pierce County Fail

The Washington State Growth Management Act states guidelines for urban area police coverage. That is 1 officer for every 700 residents. Urban Pierce County currently has about 1 officer for ever 2000 residents. Have you felt there is more crime than normal or that you are not getting response when you call the Pierce County…

Training- Marijuana Trends

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — High In Plain Sight, is a training to inform adults on current marijuana trends and what to look for with youth. This training is great for school staff, nurses, youth serving organizations and the general public. Register here.  August 13th 9-3:30 a.m., Pioneer Park Pavilion, Puyallup 330 S Meridian, Puyallup WA…

Insufficient Policing!

[Editor Note:This is a letter sent by Master Watershed Steward and Pierce Communities Coalition member, Cindy Beckett to Rep. Mark McKaskill. It shows how far behind Pierce County’s unincorporated UGA is in police coverage] At this time, we in the UGA of Pierce County are officially asking for the State’s help. There are a growing…

Graham – Safe Streets Training

 Safe Streets is holding an Awareness and Safety Training on Saturday March 10th from 9AM-12PM at the Graham Fire and Rescue Headquarters, 23014 70th Ave E Graham, WA. The training will include presentations from the new Community Liaison Deputy with Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Code Enforcement. Light snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided….

Safe Streets to Host Awareness and Safety Training in Graham

Graham, WA (March 1, 2018)—Community residents looking to make their neighborhoods safer can attend Safe Streets’ free Awareness & Safety Training Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Graham Fire and Rescue Headquarters. The trainings are instructed by experienced community mobilization, law enforcement and emergency professionals who will teach residents how…

Incident at Graham Kapowsin

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — At approximately 2:30 p.m. today (December 5, 2017), 30 minutes after school was dismissed, there was a shooting near the Graham-Kapowsin High School campus.  The shooting stemmed from an altercation between a group of individuals outside of the school.  Two students who were injured in the shooting made their way onto…

March 4 – Southwood Neighborhood Watch

The Southwood community just east of Bethel High School off 46th Avenue & 224th Street (East of Elk Plain)  will be holding a Neighborhood Watch meeting on March 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Graham Library. If you would like more information, you may contact the organizer, Robert Taylor at rtaylor361@yahoo.com. If…

Sheriff Pastor: on Civil Disobedience

From a Facebook post – Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor In America today, we are seeing an increase in social activism and direct action politics. There is nothing wrong with this in a nation which values freedom. But recently, we have seen instances where fringe elements of anarchists and rioters run lawless and wild. And we…

Sheriff statement on immigration

PIERCE COUNTY — The issue of immigration and securing borders is currently a controversial topic with the new Presidential administration. Some people have reacted with fear and anger, others with celebration and others with confusion. This issue matters to local law enforcement even as we are confronted by people showing all the emotions and political…

Community safety – Sheriff & Prosecutor talk

TACOMA, WA – At the City Club of Tacoma’s monthly dinner in February, two of Pierce County’s top crime fighters had a lively conversation about community safety. Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor and Prosecutor Mark Lindquist took part in a nonpartisan forum. “With our Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Sheriff Paul Pastor leading the way, justice…

Life’s lessons learned

By Marianne Lincoln My apologies to all my readers for the slow press this December. Since Thanksgiving, I have been working at a seasonal job and in my spare time, taking care of my home and working on craft projects for my granddaughters. A Christmas stocking with felt cut outs, sequins and beads can take…