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|May 16, 2021|
Bills sought protection for code enforcement officers
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Being a Code Enforcement Officer in California is becoming a more dangerous job with acts of violence and threats on the rise.
Since 2015, the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) has received 86 reports of safety incidents including, but not limited to: nine death threats, 11 physical assaults, 10 occurrences of weapon brandishing, 17 physical threats, and six stalking incidents. Twenty code enforcement officers have given their lives in California.
Protection doesn’t appear to be coming any time soon.
The CACEO reports that two state Senate bills aimed at increasing safety measures have stalled in the Legislature and have been placed in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file.
Story Date: May 15, 2021