Monday, February 24, 2014

RCPD Leadership Program welcomes guest speaker Debbie Ellisen

Debbie Ellisen, a Principal Consultant at The Table Group, a management consultancy agency specializing in team-building, provides instruction to sergeants and lieutenants of the Redwood City Police Department as part of the RCPD Leadership Program. The Table Group was founded by Patrick Lencioni, a best-selling author of several books including the New York Times best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and The Advantage. Over the past decade, the firm has worked with a variety of world class organizations including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, churches, schools, military and professional sports organizations. RCPD is honored to have such a distinguished guest speaker assist us with our leadership program.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Boy battling cancer asks for birthday cards from police

Tyler Seddon is about to turn 7 and would like cards from his favorite first responders

By PoliceOne Staff
PASCOAG, R.I. — A boy who has been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time is about to celebrate his seventh birthday, and wants to receive cards from his favorite heroes: police and firefighters.
Tyler Seddon, 6, is undergoing chemotherapy while doctors search for a bone marrow donor, according to WCVB.
“He goes crazy over firefighters and police,” said Tyler’s mother, Rachel. “We want this to be a special birthday, because you never know what could be next.”
A Facebook page and a GoFundMe account have been set up to keep the community updated on Tyler’s progress and help with donations as he awaits his birthday, which is March 6.
Birthday cards for Tyler can be sent to 96 South Main Street, Pascoag, R.I. 02859
There will be a "be the match drive" and a blood drive at the Pascoag Fire Department on February 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., according to ABC6.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PG&E Warns of Scam Emails, Calls

PG&E has learned of an email and telephone scam targeting residents across the United States. The utility has received calls from people, both within its service area and outside of it, reporting that they have received suspicious emails that appeared to be bills sent by PG&E. This is similar to email and phone scams that have been happening recently throughout the country involving several utilities.

An example of the "bill" that comes with the email scam.

“It’s unacceptable that someone is trying to take advantage of our customers and others,” said Helen Burt, the utility’s chief customer officer and a senior vice president. “We take our customers’ security very seriously and under no circumstances would we email anyone to request that they provide personal information without first logging into My Energy or calling us.”

If a customer receives one of these emails requesting information about their account, they should delete and take the following precautions:

  • Do not respond to request
  • Do not click on any links in the email
  • Do not open any attachments
  • Do not provide any personal information
  • Report these contacts to

PG&E is investigating the situation and has contacted the proper authorities. There has been no security breach and the information referenced in the email message is not legitimate.

If you ever have questions about the legitimacy of a correspondence from PG&E, please call 1-800-743-5000 or call the Redwood City Police Department 780-7100

PG&E offers the following tips to help protect customers from potential scams:

  • PG&E’s Credit Department will not ask for personal information or a credit card number over the phone.  Anyone who has received such a phone call and provided credit card or checking account information should report it immediately to the credit card company or bank and law enforcement.
  • Customers with concerns about the legitimacy of a call about a past due bill, service request or request for personal information are encouraged to call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
  • Customers should always ask to see identification before allowing anyone claiming to be a PG&E representative inside their home. PG&E employees always carry their identification and are willing to show it to you.
  • If a person claiming to be a PG&E employee has identification and you still feel uncomfortable, call PG&E’s customer service line at 1-800-743-5000 to verify an appointment and/or PG&E’s presence in the community.  If you feel threatened in any way, notify local law enforcement immediately.
  • Customers who have an appointment with PG&E will receive an automated call back within 48 hours prior to a scheduled visit, or a personal call from a PG&E gas service representative prior to a scheduled visit.
  • From PG&E "Currents" website