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Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Assists San Ramon Police Department in Securing $5.6 Million Grant to Combat Organized Retail Theft

The grant will help the Police Department in enhance their camera network and implement an Organized Retail Theft Suppression Team.

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Sacramento, CA – The State of California Board of State and Community Corrections announced that the San Ramon Police Department would receive $5,616,613 in grant funding to fight organized retail theft, alongside 37 other law enforcement agencies statewide. Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) was proud to write a letter of support for the request to the Board to promote the safety of both local businesses and large retailers in Assembly District 16.

“This funding aligns perfectly with our shared vision of creating a safe, prosperous, and vibrant community,” said Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan. “By strengthening the resources and capabilities of the San Ramon Police Department, we empower our officers to respond swiftly to incidents, deter criminal activities, and ensure the safety of our residents and businesses.”

The grant would support the Police Department in their efforts to deter organized retail theft, recover stolen property, and support their dedication to keeping our communities safe through cutting-edge technology, unmanned aerial systems, increased community outreach, and other crime-prevention tools.

“Without question, the Assemblymember’s commitment to the San Ramon community and her support for our organization played a pivotal role in the success of this endeavor,” said San Ramon Police Chief Denton Carlson. “This funding will undoubtedly have a far-reaching positive impact, and we look forward to sharing our progress with her.”