On Thursday, July 17th, Chief Thomas Chaplan Was the guest speaker at our board meeting. Chief brought a few of his Officers and discussed the current staffing increases as well as the philosophy of the Walnut Creek police force.
The Walnut Creek police motorcycle traffic enforcement team was eliminated due to financial cutbacks a few years ago. This important team is being re-staffed, you can expect to see several motorcycle police officers shortly. The increase in Officers will be obvious according to Chief Chaplain.
Here is a link to the interview Ruby Lopez did on Creek Currents
Thanks to neighbor S.D. for passing on the information about road closures on Tuesday, May 15:
Stage 3 of the Amgen Bicycle Race will pass through Walnut Creek on Tuesday, May 15th at approximately 2 p.m.
On May 15, Stage 3 of the Amgen Bicycle Race will pass through a 4-mile section of Walnut Creek in the Northgate area. The route includes North Gate Road, Oak Grove Road and east bound Ygnacio Valley Road beginning at Oak Grove.
Roads along the route could be closed as early as 1:00 p.m.; drivers should anticipate possible delays between 1 and 3 p.m.
Cyclists will enter Walnut Creek on North Gate Road from Mt. Diablo State Park. They will turn right onto Oak Grove Road and then right onto Ygnacio Valley Road.
Racers are expected to take about 9 minutes to cover the 4-mile distance.
The California Highway Patrol is handling road closures. Roads will open immediately behind the end of the race.
Walnut Creek PD will have an extra team of officers assigned to the race. Two officers will be stationed in the neighborhoods east of Oak Grove Road in advance of the race to handle any emergency calls.
City staff members have been working with Amgen Tour organizers to minimize the impact on the community. Principals at Northgate High School and Foothill Middle School have been contacted and asked to share the race information with their students and their parents, and message boards alerting residents to the upcoming race will be place in the affected area.
The City does not have the authority to deny use of public streets for the race. For any questions related to the Amgen Race, please contact the city Communications and Outreach Manager Gayle Vassar at (925)943-5895.