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Supervisors Appoint McMahon As Sheriff

San Bernardino, CA, December 21, 2012 – The Board of Supervisors has unanimously appointed Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Rod Hoops, who plans to retire on December 31. The appointment was supported by the county’s police chiefs and other law enforcement leaders, officials from communities that contract with the Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services, and other community leaders and groups interviewed by an ad hoc committee of the Board of Supervisors. McMahon was the only person from within the department who expressed an interest in the appointment. He held a variety of positions as a deputy sheriff, detective, sergeant, and...

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Sheriff Rod Hoops Announces Retirement

San Bernardino, CA, November 15, 2012, 6am – San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops will retire on December 31st. His 34 year career in law enforcement with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department started in 1978. Hoops released a statement that says he has accepted a post as an Executive Fellow with the Police Foundation in Washington, D.C. He says it’s an exciting opportunity that will allow him to remain involved with the law enforcement profession on a national and international level. Sheriff Hoops says he’s leaving on his own terms, with peace of mind, in good health and with no...

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Third Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2011, noon – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station on Saturday, October 29th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.   This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.   According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will have nine stations participating with the collection of these unused prescription medications. They will be open on Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm and no appointment is necessary. The Sheriff’s Department encourages every citizen to look in their homes for any old, unused prescription medication and bring them to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 477 Summit Boulevard in Big Bear Lake Saturday between 10am and 2pm. If you have any questions, call the Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division at 909-387-3700. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31129.mp3|titles=Drug take back...

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Sheriff’s Explorer Ride-Along Program Reinstated

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26,2011, 8:00am – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has reinstated the Explorer Ride-Along Program after it was temporarily suspended several months ago. In late April, Sheriff Rod Hoops requested a full review and reconstruction of the Explorer Program and suspended the Ride-Along portion of the program. During the review process, Sheriff’s Volunteer Forces Division personnel met with all fifteen Explorer posts throughout the department, 216 Explorers and their parents participated by having an open dialogue about the program, their knowledge of the department policies and procedures, and the Learning for Life requirements. There was a clear need for education about the program and that was addressed by providing a coordinator handbook to each deputy and supervisor that is assigned to the program. An Explorer policy manual, and activity log book were designed to educate and track the interaction of each individual Explorer, and their time spent with the deputies. The Volunteer Forces Division prepared training and annual training is now mandatory for all Explorers, Parents and Coordinators. Each Explorer will be responsible for an activity log book and each activity or assignment must be approved by a parent, coordinator and Watch Commander. Additionally, each grading period every school age Explorer must submit a copy of their recent grades and must maintain a ‘C’ average. The Explorer Scout Program is sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department...

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