Proud to Serve
The second policy addresses background investigations for candidates who are current or former police officers. We have updated our policy to allow our background investigators to have access to any record currently being held by an employing law enforcement agency, including incomplete investigations or sealed records. Additionally, we added language that would allow us to notify a candidate’s current agency if any criminal conduct is uncovered during the background process.
We will continue to review our policies and procedures and make appropriate changes moving forward.
On February 15th, the City Council voted to proclaim April 18th as Steven Taylor and Sanctity of Life Day. This Proclamation is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to pursue racial justice and social equity in San Leandro. As a person and a member of Law Enforcement, I am committed to ending racial disparities in policing. I believe the City Council’s action in honoring Steven Taylor on April 18th will serve as a reminder of our ongoing effort towards racial equity and inclusivity.
This City Council Proclamation in no way takes away from the hard work, dedication, and commitment the members of the San Leandro Police Department put in day in and day out to serve the City of San Leandro. Instead, this action, along with the implementation of some of our initiatives, will serve as another step towards building strong partnerships with our community.
For SLPD Annual Review reports, including the 2019 report released on 10/09/2020, please click here.