Freedomhouse Church🥑 BIG NEWS!! We’ll now be giving away FREE FRESH PRODUCE AND MEATS! Avocados Bananas, Lettuce, Meats, and much more! Toiletries bags will still be available!
Every Sunday from 9:00am-11:30am
📍Location: Fullerton Campus 464 W Commonwealth Ave Fullerton, CA 92832
————————————— ¡Carne y productos frescos GRATIS! Aguacate Platano Lechuga, carne y mucho más. ¡Las bolsas de aseo seguirán disponibles! Todos los domingos de 9:00 am a 11:30 am Asegúrese de dirigirse a nuestro campus de Fullerton 464 W Commonwealth Ave Fullerton, CA 92832 ... See moreSee less
Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald provided a statement during yesterday’s City Council meeting condemning the actions and inactions of the officers involved in the death of George Floyd and provides a statement regarding the Fullerton Police Department’s commitment to public service, transparency, and accountability. The full statement is below.
“As Mayor, I want to begin tonight’s meeting with a few comments about the events currently engulfing many communities across the nation, including Fullerton and our neighboring communities. First, the death of George Floyd was tragic and wrong. Our nation is torn by the actions of one officer and his three colleagues, entrusted with serving their community. Through their horrendous actions or inactions, they have not only betrayed the public trust but have betrayed themselves. As a people and as a nation, we must do better.
Unfortunately, we know all too well the horrific local impacts that these atrocities can cause. In Fullerton, we must make sure that we not only reexamine our hearts but also our public safety systems and standards. Since July 2011, the Fullerton Police Department has made significant strides in accountable community based policing. Every new officer in our department has a 2-day crisis intervention training course. They receive training on mental health issues and homelessness policing. All academy recruits get 21 hours of training related to people with disabilities and crisis intervention. Our field officers receive additional training in crisis intervention and behavioral health. Our homeless liaison officers who conduct outreach and engage with persons experiencing homelessness, receive an additional 95 hours of training related to mental health.
On the subject of arrest and control, every Sergeant, Corporal, and Officer receives training every two years on the use of force, de-escalation techniques, and tactical communication. Also, every year they undergo critical issues training, which includes the use of less-lethal force. While the Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training requires racial bias training every five years, in Fullerton it is conducted every two years. We were the first police agency in Orange County to begin wearing body-worn cameras and do critical incident videos after a major event, releasing video and critical information after an incident. We are also one of the only cities in this state to post online all of our Senate Bill 1421 public records requests establishing a level of transparency not seen in most other agencies. We also employ the Office of Independent Review to ensure independent investigation for any potential wrongdoing.
I am deeply proud of where our police department stands today. Our Council and this police department have been committed to review and reform, for the entire time this Council has served. I am deeply appreciative of our police department’s professionalism and commitment to public service. I hear from many concerned residents and businesses about the protests occurring in neighboring cities, and which have occurred in Fullerton this past Saturday. Our nation was built on protests. I implore those protesting to continue to do so peacefully. That is your right. Violence, vandalism, and looting does not bring change but destroys small businesses that are already struggling to survive.
What does bring change, is a commitment to do better and to do the right thing. That is our commitment to you. Join us.” – Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald
Brea City HallBeginning today, Wildcatters Dog Park, Arovista Skate Park, Olinda Ranch Skate Park and Sport Courts (basketball, tennis) re-open in Brea for individual recreation. All parks and trails in Brea have been open for households to take a walk, run, or dog walk. We encourage the community to continue enjoying recreational spaces responsibly and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from those living outside their households.
Group organized sports are still not allowed at any park in Brea. Park amenities, such as drinking fountains, fitness equipment, picnic shelters and playgrounds, remain closed. Visit cityofbrea.net/covid19 for a complete list of City facilities and parks that are open and closed. ... See moreSee less