Nine arrested, many others cited, during RPD & CHP bike patrol

REDDING — Redding PD’s Neighborhood Police Unit teamed up with CHP on bicycles to conduct a downtown enforcement operation Friday, Aug. 2. During the successful operation, officers made nine arrests and issued multiple citations, officials recently announced in a social media release.


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Officers from the two allied agencies teamed up and left their patrol vehicles behind, choosing to conduct the patrol on specially equipped police patrol bicycles for the daytime operation, according to Redding PD Neighborhood Police Unit Sgt. Danny Smetak.

Bicycle patrols have proven to be an effective law enforcement tool due to officers being able to get to places their patrol vehicles normally do not allow and to do so swiftly and quietly.

“The enforcement was focused on problem areas within Downtown Redding where we receive the most calls for service,” Smetak explained in the release. “Throughout the detail officers contacted over 30 people, made 2 felony arrests, 7 misdemeanor arrests and issued multiple citations.”


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In the social media release, Smetak thanked CHP for their participation and assistance with the operation and also thanked “those citizens who voiced their support to us” during Friday’s operation.

“We will continue to work in partnership to address problem areas within our community,” said Smetak.

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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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