The Gilroy Police Department will be hosting a Coffee with a Cop event this Sunday, 1/28/18. The event will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Starbucks at 7050 Camino Arroyo. Please come out and enjoy a cup of coffee while interacting with your local law enforcement officers. Feel free to ask questions, raise concerns, or simply strike up a conversation. We look forward to seeing you all there!
The Gilroy Police Officers' Association is sad to report the passing of "Twister". "Twister" is pictured here with his rider, Sgt. Greg Flippo (Ret.). "Twister" worked for the Gilroy Police Department from 1995-2015 and was an amazing asset to the Police Department and the City of Gilroy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Flippo and his family during this difficult time.
Homelessness and crime are issues that affect many communities, not just the City of Gilroy. In recent years, California voters have passed laws which have a strong influence on the ability to address crime. Since the passing of these laws Gilroy has seen an increase in crime and it is becoming more difficult to hold people accountable for their criminal behavior.
On January 17, 2018 the Gilroy City Council hosted a special meeting to hear information regarding the issues of homelessness and crime. Presenters included the City of Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee and City of Gilroy Fire Chief Alan Anderson, as well as comments from the public. Please follow the link below if you would like to view the meeting. It is a bit long, however there is some very good information regarding crime and the homeless issues we face here in Gilroy.