Accomplishments and Goals

Accomplishments Calendar Year 2015

Investigations

    • Investigated several significant cases including:
      • A possession of marijuana for sales and trafficking arrest.  This case required several search warrants and resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a property in Piercy, California.  Thousands of illegally cultivated marijuana plants were seized and eventually destroyed.  The suspect is currently awaiting trial.  Asset Forfeiture proceedings are underway to seize the suspect’s illegal assets that were purchased with drug money.
      • Detectives assisted the Sausalito Police Department with a homicide case in which the suspect killed his roommate.  The suspect was located and arrested after a stand-off with a Special Response Team and Hostage Negotiation Team.
      • Detectives investigated an armed robbery that occurred at Rite Aid in Corte Madera where a masked gunman entered the store and demanded pills.  Several thousand prescription pills were taken during the robbery.  Within days, a search warrant in un-incorporated Mill Valley was executed which lead to the arrest of the get-a-way driver.  He has since plead guilty to robbery and is carrying out his sentence.  The suspected gunman was identified and a warrant for his arrest currently exists.   His location is part of the on-going investigation. 
      • Participated in a multi-county task-force that helped break up a criminal gang that was responsible for hundreds of auto burglaries.  Several gang members have been arrested and are either awaiting trial or serving jail time for their crimes.
      • An investigation that continued since 2014 lead to the arrest and conviction of a child rapist who has been sentenced to 46 years in prison.
    • Detectives participated in a Marin County Human Trafficking Operation. The operation involved a prostitution sting in a local hotel wherein a false advertisement offering sex for money was posted on the internet.  It also included a second location where undercover officers posed as prostitutes.  The operation led to the arrest of 16 suspects and the rescue of 2 human trafficking victims. 
    • Continued to work with the Sausalito Police Department on several of their major investigations, including a suspected child molester.  A search warrant of the suspect’s residence in Sacramento was served and he was subsequently arrested.
    • Worked closely with other county agencies during monthly investigator meetings.  During these meetings, critical information was shared among the agencies regarding crime trends and suspects.  A Bair Analytics member attended the meetings and was involved with analyzing crime trends and helping to prevent future crimes.  Detectives worked with BAIR Analytics and expanded their assistance by completing predictive crime statistics to help focus our efforts on crime prevention.
    • Selected and trained two new Detectives in the Investigations Unit.
    • Merged the separate Juvenile Detective and School Resource Officer positions into new dual role positions.  Two detectives are now assigned to these dual role positions.  The positions were created to increase the effectiveness of juvenile investigations and our juvenile outreach programs.  This resulted in an increased presence at schools and also improved communication in the investigation of juvenile related crimes.
    • Detectives conducted a number of surveillance operations which included monitoring for bicycle thefts and auto burglaries within our jurisdiction. 

Juvenile Detective/School Resource Officer

  • nvestigated all Child Family Service referrals ranging from child neglect to sexual assault.
  • Conducted several investigations utilizing the Jeannette Prandi Children’s Center which assists in the forensic interviews of child victims.
  • Created a new dual purpose role that has merged the responsibilities of the Juvenile Detective and School Resource Officer for two Detectives.
  • Actively participated and played a major role in the Twin Cites Coalition on Healthy Youth and the Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative.
  • Assisted with a successful County Wide Human Trafficking operation conducted in San Rafael and Novato.
  • Continued to play a major role in the referencing and monitoring of juveniles that have been arrested and referred to Marin County Youth court.
  • Continued to meet with county officials at SART meetings.
  • Increased presence at the schools as a result of the new dual role positions. 
  • Attended several SARB meetings that played a major role in counseling students in regards to truancy.
  • Actively involved with several Parent/Teacher Student Association meetings and presentations.
  • Helped with the creation and continued operation of the Wellness Center which has already increased communication with students, faculty, and Officers.

Goals Calendar Year 2016


Investigations

  • Apply for another Alcohol Beverage Control grant to continue enforcement and education of alcohol related offenses.
  • Continue to work closely with other county investigation units and to share crime data.
  • Conduct auto burglary and auto theft operations in the shopping centers.
  • Continue the specialized training of new Detectives relative to their specialties. 

Juvenile Detective/School Resource Officer

  • Complete training for School Resource Officer/Juvenile Detective position to include Child Forensic Interviewing, Sexual Assault Investigation, and Child Abuse Investigation.
  • Continue participation in the Twin Cites Coalition on Healthy Youth and the Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative.
  • Continue to monitor and assess the dual role responsibility of the two Detectives responsible for Juvenile related issues.  By 2016, solidify exactly what the roles and responsibilities should look like and how they can be shared between the two Detectives.