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About the Upland Police Department

From 1902 to 1906, Upland (then known as North Ontario) was being watched over by City Marshal Jedd Francis Sawyer. After becoming incorporated, the first police department was formed and Jedd became Upland’s first “Constable” or Police Chief as it is known today.  He served until 1935. He was said to be a unique man who was admired for his optimism and vitality despite having only one arm. Sawyer’s department office was housed with the City Hall at 122 N. Second Avenue and the jail was attached at 126 N. Second Avenue.  In 1923, the city added three patrolmen bringing the total number up to 4 in the Upland Police Department.

 

Today, the Upland Police Department is largely organized into two bureaus: Operations and Administration.  The Operations Bureau includes the Patrol Bureau, Traffic Bureau, Communications Center, SWAT team, Reserve Officer Unit and K9/Equestrian Unit.  As with most municipal police agencies, the Upland Police Department’s Patrol Bureau has the largest number of personnel assigned.  As of 2003, there were 50 sworn police officers assigned to the Patrol Bureau. 

 

In the Upland Police Department, investigators are assigned to the Investigations Division which is under the Administration Bureau. This is somewhat of a deviation from the norm where most police agencies organizationally place investigations under an operational entity.

 

Source:

uplandpd.org

Sergeant Gregory Allen Doyle of the Upland Police Department (California) served in the United States Army from 1976 through 1979.  He has been in law enforcement for over 20 years, of which more than seven have been as a first line supervisor.  He is the author of The Sting of the Gadfly and God is not an Option.

 

According to the book description of The Sting Of The Gadfly it “is a collection of poems, thoughts, songs, and short stories, the majority of which are about God's interaction with Mankind, the necessity of faith, and the wellspring of hope that occurs with a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The publishing of the book was a gift from his wife, Linda, for their 25th wedding anniversary. The book assembles a number of unique poetic writing styles and the author's personal perspectives as a father, a husband, a police officer, a Christian, and a child of God. There are few satirical bumps in the road to make the drive more enjoyable as well. It is hoped each reader will appreciate the great lengths God has gone to gain his or her attention in eternity.”

According to the book description of The Clarion Call of Christ, “What would you do with the rest of your life if you discovered you only had one month left to live? Do you suspect your priorities might change? Would you see life differently as you approached death? Do you wonder if there is something beyond the grave? Are you willing to find out? The Clarion Call of Christ examines the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, a man who claimed to know about life after death. According to a number of witnesses, Jesus was executed then miraculously resurrected from the grave to prove the veracity of his message concerning God's love for mankind. Where eternity is concerned, are you willing to risk all that you do not know about God against what little you do? If that is not the case, then you should consider and pay heed to The Clarion Call of Christ.”

According to the book description of God Is Not an Option, it “is a collection of poems, thoughts, songs and short stories centered on the God-shaped vacuum in your soul, custom-built by a loving Creator, long before you were born. Whether you agree or not, no human being can truly live absent a relationship with God. As a Christian father, American, veteran, poet, songwriter and police sergeant, author Greg Doyle brings to life his personal experiences and unshakable faith in God, while sharing intimate insights into the Creator’s heart. What have you got to lose forever if you don’t know God? You can’t even imagine it. Nothing you know on earth can compare to the wonders of heaven. Why gamble with your eternal future? From God’s perspective, you are either with Him or you are not. No one knows what that looks like in eternity. Who honestly would decline God’s invitation to join Him in paradise? Could you imagine that what you believe really matters to God? Realistically, where you and eternity are concerned, God Is Not an Option.”

According to the book description of The Stinging Salve, “As "The Gadfly," Author Greg Doyle shares his faith in God from many perspectives in the hope something he has written will meet the reader where he or she lives at the moment. Whether one is seeking a closer walk with God, questioning the need for faith, turning the world view on its ear, or churning a chuckle out of one of life's rarer moments The Stinging Salve shines some refreshing light into the darkness this world has to offer. The Gadfly shares his views on the failure of some police management styles with the essay, "Thoughts on Status Quo Leadership." He turns over many popular Christian notions of what Jesus looks like in his foreword, called "Do You Know A Different Jesus?"  and his essay called "The Marine Corps Model." And he delves deeper into understanding specific teachings of Jesus in ways rarely explored from the modern pulpit.

In order to understand God, the Creator of love, one must examine the heart. The Stinging Salve looks into the heart of God through the eyes and words of Jesus in a refreshing way. Jesus offers the antidote to the dark poisons of this world. And though what Jesus reveals may at time seem painful, it is the only way the healing process can begin for the wounded soul.”

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