I think its not one thing thats going to help people, help the community or at least keep the community safe its going to be a whole host of things, and were very supportive of what the Police Department is doing, said Mario Saucedo, chairman of the Common Vision Coalition, a community group that has assisted in the passage of the citys Social Host, Synthetic Drug and Deemed Approved ordinances.
The department conducts several operations they did before launching the initiative, such as DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as minor decoy and shoulder tap operations.
But in addition to those operations, the department conducts party patrols to enforce the citys Social Host Ordinance and this year implemented the Deemed Approved Ordinance targeting irresponsible alcohol retailers.
Redlands Police Cmndr.
Chris Catren said the work of Saucedo
and the Common Vision Coalition
has been a huge help in getting the ordinances adopted.
We can say we need to do the Social Host Ordinance all day long, but when Mario
comes and says, I represent the Common Vision Coalition
this is what we want and this is why we want it then its a huge success, Catren said.
We understood there was a need and even the Police Department they were hamstrung not having the right tools or the right way to address this as they went on these calls, Saucedo