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.
Gilroy Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “Red, White, Blue, and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One City, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you to all of the...