To the Editor: Police department thanks community for support

On June 8, members of the Ridgecrest Police Department along with several other allied agencies were involved in a major law-enforcement incident. The support received from the community and other local agencies was tremendous.

Professionally as well as personally, we are proud to live and work in this great community and with great enthusiasm, look forward to serving you in the future.

The Ridgecrest Police Department wishes to thank the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for their quick response to our community for the investigation. We also express our sincere gratitude to the SpringHill Suites by Marriott for their quick and generous logistical support to the involved officers and the investigation team.

A heartfelt thank you to the numerous community members who brought food and beverages to our officers and support personnel during this extremely long day.

Outstanding professionalism and cooperation was observed between the police department and the assisting agencies, which include the Kern County Probation Department, California State Parole, the Taft Police Department, the California City Police Department, and the McFarland Police Department.

The Ridgecrest Police Department also received outstanding support and service from Police and Citizens Together, the RPD Reserve Officers, and the Community Emergency Response Team.

Ridgecrest is a great community. Your support and partnership helps us keep it this way. Thank you!

Chief Ron Strand

Ridgecrest Police Department

Story First Published: 2017-06-16