Carlsbad Police Get An A For Information Access

by The Editors on November 28, 2007

In a recent statewide CalAware survey of information access at local law enforcement agencies the Carlsbad Police Department scored 95 out of 100 to get the highest rating in North County, according to a story in the North County Times.

The Vista and San Marcos substations of the Sheriff’s Department both received scores of 62.5 and grades of D minus. . . . Oceanside police scored 72.5 for a grade of C minus, Escondido received an 88.5 for a B plus, and Carlsbad was awarded an A for coming in with a 95. . . Only Carlsbad police provided information without turning around and asking questions of the requester, the report states.

And we agree. Each time we’ve called the Carlsbad Police department for information we have found them amazingly helpful, friendly, and forthright. The San Diego Sheriff’s office, however, is a completely different story. They reportedly “reacted angrily” to the results of this survey, and have been little help. One call to the Encinitas substation regarding a man hit by a train in Carlsbad returned no information at all because they “didn’t have access to that information.”

Congratulations to Carlsbad’s finest and thanks for sharing the knowledge.

[Link: North County Times and CalAware]

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